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15 Dec 2016

Beijing issues red alert for severely high air pollution

By Christian Shepherd | December 15 2016 (Reuters) Beijing’s city government has issued a red alert for severely high levels of air pollution in the Chinese capital, running for five days from […]

13 Dec 2016

Africa must act now if it is to feed itself in 2050 – scientists

By Alex Whiting | December 13 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Africa will be able to grow enough cereals to feed its growing population by 2050, but only if it breaks a […]

12 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: PARIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN NEARLY 200 COUNTRIES

11 December 2016 The following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute: “Adopted one year ago, the Paris Agreement reflects a decisive response to […]

6 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Violence against women has high costs – Ending it provides transformative prosperity

The costs of violence against women are real and at a conservative estimate amount to 2 percent of gross GDP or 1.5 Trillion USD every year – equal to the […]

2 Dec 2016

Rural Cambodia uses guppy fish to fight dengue

By Astrid Zweynert | December 2 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) In the backyards of rural Cambodia, a tiny weapon is being deployed to fight dengue fever, the world’s fastest spreading tropical disease […]

30 Nov 2016

Radioactive water splashes Japan reactor workers; no injuries, contamination: power firm

By Osamu Tsukimori | November 30 2016 (Reuters) Japan Atomic Power Co said on Wednesday water used for cooling its Tsuruga No.2 reactor, shut for maintenance, splashed on 10 employees […]

24 Nov 2016

Australia storm triggers ‘unprecedented’ pollen asthma attacks

By Melanie Burton | November 24 2016 (Reuters) A storm in the Australian city of Melbourne triggered thousands of pollen allergy asthma attacks which killed at least four people and […]

24 Nov 2016

Senegal waste pickers fight dump closure amid hazards and health risks

By Nadia Beard | November 24 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) At the top of a hill in the heart of Senegal’s largest rubbish dump, 47-year-old Didou Farai watched as hundreds of […]

24 Nov 2016

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22 Nov 2016

Taxing red meat may cut emissions and disease

By Daniel Mason-D’Croz, Keith Wiebe, Sherman Robinson | November 22 2016 * Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Thomson Reuters […]

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