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10/9/2013
WHEN AUSTRALIAN professors Colin Butler, Tony McMichael and Will Steffen stood up to talk climate change at a series of briefings in Canberra earlier this year there was something very different about the audience.This wasn't a forum ...   
2/9/2013
Weather and violence, New York Times
AS temperatures rise, tempers flare. Anyone who has experienced the hostility of a swelteringly hot summer day in the city can attest to that. But researchers are now quantifying the causal relationship between extreme climate and human ...   
14/7/2013
When the Nile delta flooded annually in ancient times, its rising waters destroyed rudimentary property markers and its receding waters deposited sediment, creating additional land. Both phenomena caused confusion and conflict among Egypt’s vital ...   
24/6/2013
Until just a couple weeks ago, the great global food challenge was how to feed 9 billion people in 2050. But no longer -- the number of mid-century mouths just jumped. Now it’s projected to be 9.6 billion, closing in on double-digit billions. And ...   
21/6/2013
Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp. But poverty reduction and climate ...   
15/2/2013
Imagine India in 2033. It has overtaken China as the most populous nation. Yet with 1.5 billion citizens to feed, it’s been three years since the last monsoon. Without rain, crops die and people starve. The seeds of conflict take ...   
14/2/2013
Imagine India in 2033. It has overtaken China as the most populous nation. Yet with 1.5 billion citizens to feed, it’s been three years since the last monsoon. Without rain, crops die and people starve. The seeds of conflict take ...   
19/11/2012
There’s a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. It’s a secret war being waged in the shadows while you go about your everyday life. In the end, this conflict may ...   
1/10/2012
Climate change is ravaging the world's nutritional supplies, and in the very near future we'll be looking at astronomical prices for staple foods. Which will lead to starvation, conflict, and hugely increased competition for resources. Can we ...   
18/5/2012
Some 1 billion people will be forced from their homes by 2050 as climate change deepens an already huge global migration crisis, predicts an authoritative new report by Christian Aid - which shows that scapegoating immigrants is the wrong ...   
16/4/2012
Over the past half century, oil companies have turned the Niger delta in West Africa, one of the world’s largest mangrove swamps, into a poisoned landscape. Twice the size of the Mississippi delta, it is today a desolate world of oil-encrusted ...   
4/4/2012
IRIN Global | AID POLICY: Humanitarianism in a changing world* | Afghanistan | Global | Libya | OPT | Sudan | Somalia | Yemen | Aid Policy | Environment | Migration Français | ???? | Mobile | About IRIN 24 June 2013* * ...   
21/11/2011
On 28 November, 195 parties and 17,000 delegates will descend on Durban for the latest round of global climate talks. Africa is the continent most vulnerable to climate change, because of its vastness, its poverty and its diversity. Its ...   
18/10/2011
The Earth’s natural resources like food, water and forests are being depleted at an alarming speed, causing hunger, conflict, social unrest, and species extinction, experts at a climate and health conference in London warned on ...   
4/7/2011
People gather to collect water in Wajir, Kenya. A severe drought in east Africa is causing malnutrition rates to soar and threatening the lives of children throughout the region. A "toxic mix" of drought, failed harvests and rising food ...   
17/6/2011
For the world, as for his family, the birth of Adnan Nevic was cause for celebration. No less an eminence than the secretary-general of the United Nations attended his arrival, posing with the swaddled child as camera strobes lit a maternity room ...   
1/6/2011
This year the world's population is expected to top the 7 billion mark, with predictions that the figure will rise to 9 billion by 2050. As the global population grows, more people are going hungry. It is estimated that 850 million people ...   
8/3/2011
About 40km west of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, in Grand Cape Mount county, a massive billboard proudly announces the arrival of the Malaysian palm-oil conglomerate: "Sime Darby, developing sustainable futures". In the middle of a recently ...   
22/2/2011
Late last year, an international team of researchers from Costa Rica, Australia, Brazil and the UK published an academic paper calling for a more integrated approach to dealing with snake-bites. The review, published in the journal ...   
13/1/2011
Some friends had a memorable Christmas. They spent it with family in Belfast, where water could only be obtained by melting the snowman. Providentially they and the children had made a large one and it kept them going for two days, until the ...   
17/12/2010
Few are aware that close to one billion people in over 100 different countries are suffering from or severely threatened by intense desertification. Yet awareness is crucial, for it is human behaviour that has led to the proliferation of hyper- ...   
3/12/2010
The problem: African hunger. In a nutshell, 250 million Africans are undernourished, a quarter of the population and an increase of 100 million in the last 20 years. Yet 70% of Africans are farmers growing food. The hope: Within one ...   
27/10/2010
For thousands of years, nomadic herdsmen have roamed the harsh, semi-arid lowlands that stretch across 80 percent of Kenya and 60 percent of Ethiopia. Descendants of the oldest tribal societies in the world, they survive thanks to the animals ...   
15/9/2010
Electric pumps have been the most influential technology in water for agriculture in the last 20 years Small-scale water solutions are a key to increasing agricultural productivity in the face of climate change, says water expert David ...   
16/8/2010
Desertification has long been recognised as a major environmental, economic and social problem for countries the world over. But despite major efforts, which started with the United Nations Conference on Desertification (UNOCD) in 1977, the ...   

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