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3 Mar 2017

Afghan capital’s thirsty residents dig deep to combat drought, overuse

By Sayed Hassib | March 3 2017 (Reuters) A growing population is straining water supplies in Afghanistan’s capital, forcing those who can afford it to dig unregulated wells ever deeper […]

24 Feb 2017

Latin America’s cities sweat over health risks from urban heat

By Sophie Hares | February 24 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Rio de Janeiro is sweltering in blazing temperatures as it gears up for its spectacular carnival later this month, but in […]

23 Feb 2017

Pope appeals for urgent food aid to help famine-stricken South Sudan

By Philip Pullella | February 23 2017 (Reuters) Pope Francis called on Wednesday for urgent humanitarian aid for the starving people of South Sudan, saying millions risked being “condemned to death” […]

20 Feb 2017

Air pollution linked to 2.7 million premature births a year – scientists

By Alex Whiting | February 20 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Curbing outdoor air pollution may help prevent 2.7 million premature births a year, a condition that threatens children’s lives and increases […]

17 Feb 2017

China, India account for half world’s pollution deaths in 2015 – study

By David Stanway | February 17 2017 (Reuters) China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study […]

16 Feb 2017

Nowhere to go: Nigeria’s crowded camps fuel disease fears from open defecation

By Kieran Guilbert | February 16 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) E very time she needs to go to the toilet, Shadima Irima recalls the moment Boko Haram militants stormed her home […]

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 […]

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