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International aid to Syrians 'utterly inadequate', Oxfam says

Global efforts to help Syrians both inside and outside their war-torn country have proved "utterly inadequate", international aid group Oxfam said in a damning report on Wednesday.<p>The "Solidarity with Syrians" report analysed aid and resettlement opportunities for Syrian refugees provided by more …

North Africa

Ethiopia appeals for international aid in face of deepening food insecurity

Government requests $596m after crop failure caused by erratic rainfall leaves 48,000 under fives severely malnourished and 8.2 million people at risk<p>The Ethiopian government is calling for international assistance to help feed 8.2 million people after erratic rains devastated crop yields.<p>Climate …

South Africa's Aids programme under threat as international funds dry up

Treatment Action Campaign struggles to meet running costs as donor countries cut grants to NGOs involved in HIV and Aids<p>South Africa’s influential HIV and Aids campaign group is struggling to recover from a sharp decline in international funding.<p>The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), which led the …

700 US companies now located in Ireland as direct investment soars

Figures reveal how American corporations continued to invest in the Irish Republic even during the recession<p>Ireland has benefited from $277bn (£182bn) of US direct foreign investment in the past two decades – gaining more from American firms than Brazil, Russia, India and China combined.<p>The figures …

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Engineering

Haiti, 5 years after the quake: Aid money well spent?

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Florida School Shooting

Food Security | Zimbabwe | U.S. Agency for International Development

The country’s food security situation is fragile. Zimbabwe is in the midst of a severe drought that has caused large-scale crop failure throughout …

Agriculture

Syria's economy cut in half by conflict

<b>Syria's economic output has shrunk by as much as 60% since the conflict began in 2011, according to estimates in a new report released by British think-tank Chatham House.</b><p>Syria's mining and construction workers have been hit hardest - with exports dropping from $12bn to around $2bn.<p>The Syrian pound …

Why Investing in Infrastructure in Developing Countries Will Benefit Us All

The world is awash in capital, commodities and debt. But rather than conjuring up images of abundance, this toxic conflagration of geoeconomic realities has led many commentators to forecast that the next financial meltdown is just around the corner.<p>One potential choke point in the global economy …

Nepal’s farmers struggle to overcome terrible legacy of earthquakes

Nearly three months on from Nepal’s major quake, remote farming communities are battling huge losses as monsoons threaten further landslides<p>When the hills around his house began to shake, Budhman Ram Bahadur was out tending to his maize crop. He believes that saved his life. His mud-and-stone house …

Illiteracy will cost global economy $1.2tn in 2015

Report by the World Literacy Foundation says almost 800m people worldwide who can’t read or write are ‘trapped in a cycle of poverty’<p>Illiteracy is “a worldwide crisis” that will cost the global economy $1.2tn (£760bn) this year, the World Literacy Foundation (WLF) has warned. More than 796 million …

South Sudan faces 'concrete' famine risk and needs urgent help, warn experts

Food security analysis highlights need for immediate action to ward off threat of starvation as difficulty of reaching conflict-wracked areas begins to tell<p>Famine in parts of South Sudan could be just weeks away unless urgent action is taken to address humanitarian needs.<p>In its latest assessment of …

Here's how the world could be a way better place by 2030

The United Nations says that dream might be possible if we follow its new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. We could even do it by 2030.<p>The Global Goals project, launched earlier this fall, lays out a framework for making the world a better place by providing benchmarks for countries to hit …

TED Talks

India’s chaotic and messy use of energy

Globally, India ranks fourth in energy consumption, but it is not well endowed with energy resources. Being the second most populous country in the …

Renewable Energy

New Delhi Suffers Perpetual Toxic Air Pollution Due to Combination of Factors, Study Confirms

Weather News - November 27, 2017, 11:33:49 AM EST<p>While a benign weather pattern will continue across much of the United States through this week, …

Tackling global issues by targeting food waste

C<i>hefs and scientists will discuss solutions for tackling the global problem of food waste at the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl, beginning May 1. For a full schedule of events, click here. In the story below, experts offer tips for reducing food waste in your own home.</i><p>What's the point of worrying …

Agriculture

Protecting Forests Is a Global Issue and a Local Challenge

<i>By Paul Conway, Cargill</i><p>As world leaders prepare to meet in New York this month for the United Nations General Assembly, they’ll have a whole host of issues on the table with the Sustainable Development Goals, a series of 17 broad goals aimed at tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the …

Sustainable Development Goals

Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas

Properties worth over £1bn will be lost to coastal erosion in England and Wales over the next century, with no compensation for homeowners, as it becomes too costly to protect them<p>• After the floods: one year on, memories continue to haunt residents<p>Almost 7,000 homes and buildings will be …

7 Ways Climate Change Is Getting Personal in Ontario

<i>(Photo: Mark Robinson)</i><p>Climate change is hitting home across Ontario, whether you love hiking, skating, swimming, or sipping a craft wine from the …

Great Lakes

Japan targets boosting birth rate to increase growth

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to include steps to raise the birth rate, such as easier access to childcare and tax incentives, in a package of reforms due this month to tackle the biggest bottleneck to economic growth.<p>Japan’s population began declining four years ago after several years of warnings …

Economics

5 reasons Americans are obese — that have nothing to do with food

Obesity in the U.S. isn’t going away anytime soon, according to new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nearly 40% of …

USGS Using Monitoring System To Predict Bay Area Landslides

(KPIX 5) — High above the hills of Marin County, U.S. Geological Survey geologist Jonathan Stock is installing a new transmitter on what looks like …

Natural Disasters

The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

Cities are the laboratories where the most innovative ideas for surviving in the future can be tested. These 10–from New York to Tokyo to Bogota–were just awarded City Climate Leadership Awards for their work.<p>With a few exceptions, national governments aren’t going to make a big dent in climate …

Japan plagued by natural disasters

The widespread flooding in north-east Japan is just the latest in a recent run of natural disasters to affect Japan.<p>From the devastating tsunami of 2011 to record-breaking snowfall, the country has had to face a range of weather and seismic events.

Weather

Mud & Landslides After Yesterdays Storms

Over the past week or so we have been experiencing the extremes of mountain weather here in Chamonix. Sticky hot days and thunderous stormy …

Randa rockfall in same area as massive 1991 avalanche

April 22 rockfall in Randa, on the road to Zermatt<p>GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Several huge boulders crashed down the mountainside in the same area where a …

Tropical Storm Erika Causes Massive Flooding, Landslides In Caribbean

<b>Updated at 11:05 p.m. ET</b><p>Tropical Storm Erika has caused extensive flooding and landslides on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, killing at least four people and cutting power and water to many residents.<p>The storm dumped 9 inches of rain on the mountainous island late Wednesday.<p>"The situation …

Weather

Dozens killed in Colombian town hit by flood, mudslide

Rescuers searched for more bodies Tuesday and sought to aid the hundreds of survivors of a deadly flood and mudslide, triggered by heavy rains, that swept through a Colombian town and carried away homes and people.<p>The avalanche of mud and debris roared through the alpine town of Salgar before dawn …

Latin America