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Subsistence farmer work their field of maize after late rains near the capital Lilongwe, Malawi February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

9 Feb 2016

Are pro-poor benefits of Africa’s ‘green revolution’ based on myths?

By Astrid Zweynert | 8 February 2016 LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rather than alleviating poverty, a farming revolution aimed at increasing and modernising agricultural production in Africa could be […]

A worker walks through the installed solar modules at the Naini solar power plant in Allahabad March 21, 2012. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

8 Feb 2016

U.S., India in talks to settle solar power trade dispute

By David Lawder (Reuters) | 6 February 2016 The United States and India are in talks that could settle a long-running solar power trade dispute, delaying the announcement of a […]

A Volkswagen sign is seen at a Volkswagen dealership in Carlsbad, California, April 29, 2013.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

8 Feb 2016

New Jersey sues Volkswagen over excess diesel emissions

By David Shepardson (Reuters) | 5 February 2016 New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and its luxury units over the German automaker’s excess diesel emissions, […]

A Delta Airlines Embraer 175, with Tail Number N604CZ, lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, April 14, 2015.   REUTERS/Louis Nastro - RTX19W7X

8 Feb 2016

Delta-owned refinery challenges U.S. policy on bio-fuels program

By David Bailey and Chris Prentice (Reuters) | 6 February 2016 A refinery owned by Delta Air Lines is renewing a push to change a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy […]

People are silhouetted past a logo of the Airbus Group during the Airbus annual news conference in Colomiers, near Toulouse January 13, 2015. REUTERS/REGIS DUVIGNAU

8 Feb 2016

U.N. agency seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules

By Allison Lampert and Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) | 8 February 2016 Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders […]

An illegal diamond dealer from Zimbabwe displays diamonds for sale in Manica, Mozambique, Sept. 19, 2010. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

8 Feb 2016

Surrounded by diamonds, villagers go hungry in drought-hit Zimbabwe

By Andrew Mambondiyani | 8 February 2016 MUTARE, Zimbabwe, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Shylet Mutsago, a 63-year-old who lives near the diamond fields of Marange, cannot hide her anger over […]

The logo of German drugmaker Bayer is seen in Leverkusen April 26, 2014.

5 Feb 2016

Bayer rejects EPA request to pull insecticide from U.S. market

By Karl Plume (Reuters) | 5 February 2016 The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG said on Friday it will fight a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) request to pull […]

A Malawian trader sells maize near the capital Lilongwe, February 1, 2016. Late rains in Malawi threaten the staple maize crop and have pushed prices to record highs. About 14 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought that has been exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

4 Feb 2016

World food prices start 2016 at near seven-year low

By Isla Binnie (Reuters) | 4 February 2016 ROME, World food prices fell to near a seven-year low in January, weighed down by declines for agricultural commodities, particularly sugar, the United […]

Porter Ranch residents Danielle Michaels (L) and Michelle Theriault (R) hold signs outside Los Angeles City Hall during a demonstration ahead of the testimony before the Los Angeles City Council on the ongoing natural gas leak in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, California December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

3 Feb 2016

U.S. urges gas storage owners to shore up leak prevention

By Nichola Groom (Reuters) | 2 February 2016 Federal pipeline safety regulators on Tuesday urged operators of underground natural gas storage facilities to shore up efforts to prevent leaks like the […]

People buy water while waiting in a bus line to pay their respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria December 13, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman

3 Feb 2016

Bottled water is ‘the new gold’ in drought-hit Harare

By Ray Mwareya | 2 February 2016 HARARE, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The joke in Harare these days is that more people per square metre are drinking bottled water here […]

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