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7 Oct 2016

Emergency hunger levels likely to hit Madagascar by year-end – U.N.

By Alex Whiting (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 6 October 2016 ROME – Hunger is expected to reach emergency levels by the end of the year in drought-hit southern Madagascar, where many […]

6 Oct 2016

Small farmers need incentives as falling food prices hurt incomes – U.N.

By Alex Whiting | October 06 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Falling food prices may be good news for millions of urban poor but not for small-scale farmers who will struggle […]

5 Oct 2016

Paris climate accord to take effect; Obama hails ‘historic day’

By Alister Doyle and Roberta Rampton | 5 October 2016 A global agreement to combat climate change will take force after support from European nations sent the accord across an […]

27 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Outbreak and Epidemic Insurance, New Solution to an Old Problem

By Mohamed Beavogui, Director General, African Risk Capacity and Saadia Madsbjerg, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation | 27 September 2016 28,637 cases and 11,315 deaths from Ebola. 118,276 confirmed cases of […]

26 Sep 2016

World Bank to tap capital markets to boost loans to poorest countries

By David Lawder | September 26 2016 (Reuters) The World Bank division that lends to the world’s poorest countries is preparing to raise billions of dollars from capital markets next […]

22 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: PREP-aring for a Changing Climate by Harnessing the Data Revolution

Source: WRI By Janet Ranganathan and Francis Gassert – September 22, 2016 Sonoma County, California and Caldas, Colombia are very different communities, yet they share a common threat—climate change. Both […]

21 Sep 2016

Water innovation helps Bangladeshi women dodge snakes, shortages

By Rafiqul Islam | September 21 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Collecting drinking water from springs in this part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a forested area in southeast Bangladesh, is […]

20 Sep 2016

Indonesian Islamic council issues fatwa on forest fires

By Berndatte Christina Munthe | September 20 2016 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s highest Islamic council has issued a fatwa on burning land and forests, a government official said on Wednesday, in an […]

19 Sep 2016

Africans choking on toxic fuel in health ‘ticking time bomb’: lobby group

By Libby George | September 19 2016 (Reuters) Much of Africa’s population is being choked by deadly fuels that are banned in Europe and the United States, a campaign group […]

16 Sep 2016

Russia’s ‘blood river’ spill shouldn’t happen again, plant operator says

By Polina Devitt | September 16 2016 (Reuters) A spill of waste originating from a metallurgical plant in Russia that turned a river blood-red posed no threat to people or […]

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