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How to Solve Dhaka's Serious Water Crisis by Harvesting Rainwater

Dhaka, Bangladesh is running out of water, fast. So residents are turning to the sky for help.


The capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, has a critical water problem. There isn't enough of it.

According to a study by the Institute of Water Modeling, based in Dhaka, the groundwater level is falling by three meters per year. The groundwater is now 60 meters down below the surface. That's compared to 10 meters in 1970. The situation is getting so bad that, last summer, the Government of Bangladesh deployed troops to manage water distribution.

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#18DaysInEgypt, A Crowd-Sourced, Social Media Fueled Documentary in the Making

Using new technology and social media sites like Twitter and YouTube, a group of documentarians is creating a history of the revolutions.

All eyes remain on the Middle East. And for good reason. The protests in Egypt last month ended 30 years of rule by Hosni Mubarak in just 18 days. Egypt’s proverbial tip of the iceberg resulted from the so-called “Jasmine Revolution” in Tunisia, where after 23 years, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was forced out of office after street protests erupted against his leadership. Now it's time to start collecting a history of these swift revolutions. And you can participate!

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India, Japan Join Forces to Build "Green Cities"

Japan is using their energy efficiency know-how—and corporate tech—to help India build "green cities." And China doesn't like it.

The Japanese government announced yesterday that it would sign a free trade agreement with India that would eliminate 94 percent of trade tariffs over the next decade. The partnership between two of Asia's leading innovators runs much deeper than sending goods across the boarder though. It's also sprouting a network of "green cities."

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Forget the American Dream, Collaborative Consumption is a Better Path for Developing Countries Why the American Dream Doesn't Work in Developing Countries

As India and other countries develop, they're trying to be more American and individualistic. But that's a big mistake.

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