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16 Feb 2017

From Zika to dengue, a warming Europe faces new disease threats

By Laurie Goering | February 16 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Europe is facing a growing risk of new disease outbreaks – which may prove difficult to quickly detect and stop – […]

2 Feb 2017

West African push to clean up toxic fuel hits snags

By Libby George and Alexis Akwagyiram | January 2 2017 (Reuters) A West African drive to clean up toxic fuels that campaigners say pose a health hazard to millions has run […]

27 Jan 2017

“Halve food waste by 2030”: EU lawmakers urge member states

By Umberto Bacchi | January 27 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) European Union countries were urged on Tuesday to halve food waste by 2030 but lawmakers stopped short of making the target […]

26 Jan 2017

World faces ‘unprecedented’ hunger as famine threatens four countries: study

By Katy Migiro | January 26 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Global hunger levels are at their highest for decades with Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen facing the risk of famine […]

24 Jan 2017

World must not miss early signals of any flu pandemic -WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay | January 24 2017 (Reuters) The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry […]

24 Jan 2017

FACTBOX – Food waste in the European Union

By Astrid Zweynert | January 24 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) European legislators are due to vote on far-reaching regulations on Tuesday aimed at cutting back on food waste in the European […]

23 Jan 2017

G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies

By Michael Hogan | January 23 2017 (Reuters) Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of […]

23 Jan 2017

Paris rolls out color-code stickers for cars to curb pollution

By Lucien Libert | January 23 2017 (Reuters) The French capital on Monday launched a new color-coded sticker scheme to restrict car use in its latest attempt to curb air pollution […]

20 Jan 2017

U.S. cities move to curb lead poisoning following Reuters report

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | January 20 2017 (Reuters) Cities and towns across the United States are taking action after a Reuters report identified thousands of communities where children […]

9 Jan 2017

Kenyan farmers develop taste for insects as drought hurts crops

By Kagondu Njagi | January 9 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The knee-high dome on Ikung’u Kathimbu’s farm in Weru village, eastern Kenya, shelters an unusual crop: a termite swarm. Kathimbu walks […]

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