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Bringing Safe Water to the World
Environmental stewardship can help eliminate the world's biggest health risk -- dirty water.

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One billion people around the world don't have access to clean, safe water. Developed countries have essentially eradicated diseases such as cholera, typhoid and malaria, but in developing nations, these and other waterborne illnesses kill 5 million people each year -- 6,000 children every day.

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Renewable Energy in India
Employment Potential and Financing Solutions for Solar and Wind Energy

Analysis
Harnessing clean and renewable energy sources can help meet energy needs in a sustainable way and the growth of wind and solar power in India offers tremendous opportunities to create domestic jobs.
India: Addressing Climate Change and Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Future
Fact Sheet
India is an emerging economic powerhouse and global leader. Fueling one of the world's fastest-growing economies, with a 7 percent GDP growth rate, India is now the third largest energy consumer in the world. The Government of India is balancing the need for climate action with rapid development and providing energy for its urbanizing cities and rural villages, including 300 million people without access to modern electricity. To build a low-carbon future and curb climate change, the Indian government has committed to deploy expansive solar and wind energy and adopt a suite of ambitious climate actions. This fact sheet outlines India's plan of action to address climate change in the next 15 years. Get document in pdf.
Rising Temperatures, Deadly Threat
Preparing Communities in India for Extreme Heat Events

Issue Brief
Extreme heat events already have had a significant impact in India, where summer temperatures are historically high. Coordinated action is needed among the many government departments and organizations to reduce the devastating health effects of heat stress on local populations. Ahmedabad is leading as the first Indian city to create a comprehensive early warning system and preparedness plan for extreme heat events.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Contents, Guidance, and Resources
Overview
It will take an international solution to curb the world's mercury pollution problem -- and the United States should lead the way.

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