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A man digs heap of garbage to recover copper and other metals from discarded electronic waste, to be exchanged for money at nearby junkshops, in the Smokey Mountain rubbish dump in Manila April 7, 2011. An e-waste recycling and reclamation company salvages gold and other precious metals like silver, copper and palladium from microprocessors of discarded electronic products like desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones and copying machines. About 4000 integrated circuits from discarded mobile phones can produce about 100 grams of gold.   REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT) - RTR2KYAG

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 […]

U.S. President Barack Obama reacts after pardoning the National Thanksgiving turkey during the 69th annual presentation of the turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S. November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTST0PY

24 Nov 2016

Thanksgiving Images


The world's first lab-grown beef burger is seen after it was cooked at a launch event in west London

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 […]


17 Nov 2016

INTERVIEW-Farm impasse at climate talks threatens goal to end hunger: FAO chief

By Megan Rowling | November 17 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A lack of progress on agricultural issues at the U.N. climate talks in Morocco puts at risk efforts to help farmers […]

Smoke rises from scene of a derailed train near Casselton, North Dakota

17 Nov 2016

FEATURE-Toxic pollutants choke Iraqi children caught in Islamic State retreat

By Cathy Otten | November 17 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Under a cloud of black smoke, a group of around a dozen children wearing flimsy sandals have gathered to play. […]

A grain combine harvester reaps the field near the village of Iatskovo

10 Nov 2016

Sustainable agriculture deserves center stage at Marrakesh climate talks

By José Graziano da Silva, FAO | November 10 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foudation) Transforming agricultural sectors to address climate change for adaptation and mitigation essential to tackling hunger and poverty Agriculture, […]

An unidentified employee prepares fries at the counter of Beurger King Muslim in Clichy-sous-Bois, France.

8 Nov 2016

Food tax could tackle climate change and save half a million lives – study

By Umberto Bacchi | November 8 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Taxing food on the basis of planet-warming emissions generated to produce it could boost the fight against climate change and save […]

A man rides his bicycle next to Indian soldiers marching in front of India Gate on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

7 Nov 2016

Delhi under cloud of smog, considers traffic measures to ease pollution

By Sanjeev Miglani | November 7 2016 A million school children were forced to stay at home, some businesses urged employees not to come to work and long queues formed […]

A family prepares to load bags of rice and bottles of oil they have been given, onto their cart, at a food distribution center run by the Spanish Non-Governmental Organization Accion contra el Hambre (Action against Hunger) in Tarenguel, Gorgol region, in Mauritania May 30, 2012. A full third of the country's population, amounting to around a million people, are at risk of severe malnutrition if rain doesn't fall by July, according to Accion contra el Hambre estimates.Credit: REUTERS

7 Nov 2016

Famine looms in South Sudan as war threatens harvest: WFP

By Tom Miles | November 7 2016 Famine may be looming in South Sudan, where people are fleeing fighting and leaving their crops to rot in the fields, the World […]

The logo of UNICEF is pictured at their headquarters in Cologne. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

1 Nov 2016

One in seven children suffer high air pollution – UNICEF

By Alister Doyle | November 1 2016 Pollutants don’t only harm children’s developing lungs – they can cross the blood-brain barrier and permanently damage developing brains * UNICEF urges cuts in […]

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