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25 Oct 2016

Haiti’s hurricane raises risk of women, children being trafficked – U.N.

By Anastasia Moloney | October 25 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Women and children in Haiti are at heightened risk of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which […]

25 Oct 2016

More coal plants will deepen – not cut – poverty, researchers warn

By Laurie Goering | October 25 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Building just a third of planned new coal-fired power plants around the world would push hundreds of millions of people into […]

24 Oct 2016

Climate change is shifting areas of skin disease concern

Kathryn Doyle | October 24 2016 (Reuters) Climate change is bringing certain skin diseases and other illnesses to regions where they were rarely seen before, according to a recent research […]

21 Oct 2016

Put people, not cars, first in transport systems – U.N.

By Megan Rowling | October 21 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Governments should invest at least 20 percent of their transport budgets in infrastructure that promotes walking and cycling, to save lives, […]

20 Oct 2016

Invest in cities now or face 2.5 billion discontent urbanites by 2050, report warns

By Chris Arsenault | October 20 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) In fast-growing cities across the developing world more than 70 percent of residents lack access to basic services like clean […]

18 Oct 2016

FACTBOX-How the food we eat makes climate change worse

By Alex Whiting | October 18 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The way we produce and eat food must change urgently both to cut the amount of planet-warming emissions produced by agriculture, […]

18 Oct 2016

In parched Sri Lanka, biggest shortage is of water policy – experts

By Amantha Perera | October 18 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) In this village in southern Sri Lanka’s Hambantota District, water sales are big business. Beset by a prolonged dry spell and […]

17 Oct 2016

Without urgent action, climate change will push millions into hunger: U.N

By Alex Whiting | October 17 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Farmers urgently need help to adapt their methods of growing food if the world is to curb greenhouse gas emissions and […]

13 Oct 2016

No criminal charges in EPA-caused Colorado mine waste spill

By Keith Coffman | October 13 2016 No criminal charges will be filed against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee over a 3-million gallon spill of toxic waste from a defunct […]

10 Oct 2016

‘Like a nuclear bomb,’ cholera and destruction after hurricane in Haiti

By Gabriel Stargardter | October 10 2016 Patients arrived every 10 or 15 minutes, brought on motorcycles by relatives with vomit-covered shoulders and hoisted up the stairs into southwest Haiti’s Port-a-Piment […]

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