Earth Day Turns 45
April 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. To highlight this milestone, our blog includes compelling environmental stories, including one on Bangladesh's billion dollar leather sector and its environmental upgrade as they build an eco-friendly industrial campus on the outskirts of Dhaka. Syed Al-Muti and Nayef Ahmad write: "Positive perceptions of the leather industry's progress, and its growing competitiveness in producing world-class products, are beginning to attract the interest of foreign investors." Mandakini D. Surie and Sagar Prasai blog from the World Water Forum — the world's largest water event — on South Asia's water challenges. And from Phnom Penh, Jon Morales shares a story on the most basic of urban services: "Delivering effective municipal waste management is a challenge across the developing world, with expectations for public health, land values, and citizen satisfaction that waste contractors and city managers find difficult to meet." Read more.