Natalie Diaz-Martin

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South Carolina floods: climate change intensified conditions, scientists say

Scientists say climate change has exacerbated the effects of a storm blamed for at least 12 deaths in the south-eastern US.<p>East coast floods bring misery to Carolinas – in pictures<p>Read more<p>On Monday, after weekend downpours, flooding continued to overwhelm large parts of South Carolina and North …

Mexico at risk of flash floods and mudslides in wake of hurricane Patricia

Mexico,Hurricanes,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Americas,World news,Enrique Peña Nieto<p>Category 5 hurricane is downgraded to tropical storm as winds fall to 50 mph over land, but 400,000 people live in still-vulnerable areas, experts say

Cumbria Worst Hit By Storm Desmond Floods As Military Called In To Help Rescue Stranded People

Parts of Northern England are under water after Storm Desmond led to devastating floods on Sunday, with 50 severe warnings still in place, mainly in …

Trying To Add The 'M' Word (Menstruation) To The U.N.'s New Goals

When a village doesn't have latrines, several problems predictably follow.<p>Diseases like cholera and infectious diarrhea are rampant, thanks to the flies, water and livestock that spread bacteria from uncovered feces to humans.<p>Another, less publicized problem has to do with women and their periods. …

Foreign aid works – it saves lives

Data shows that aid-supported healthcare programmes have played a key role in cutting death rates in many poor countries<p>The critics of foreign aid are wrong. A growing flood of data shows that death rates in many poor countries are falling sharply, and that aid-supported programmes for healthcare …

Meet the 'toilet man of India'

According to the UN, around 595 million people, or nearly half of India's population, defecates in the open.<p>In his first Independence Day address on August 15, 2014, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the building of toilets in rural India, one of his government's major priorities.<p>A year …

You Can't Fix Income Inequality Without Fixing Unemployment

Large-scale efforts to protect the economy's neediest have a triumphant history in America.<p>President Obama's speech today on income inequality was long and eloquent, but if I could boil it down to a one-sentence summary, it would be this:<p><i>Large-scale efforts to protect the economy's neediest have a</i> …

In London, the Rich Are Heading to the City and the Poor to the Suburbs

The U.K. capital is undergoing its own great inversion.<p>When it comes to wealth, London is currently being turned inside out.<p>That’s the condensed verdict of a report released last week by think tank Centre for London. Looking at the U.K. capital’s demographics since the millennium, the study found …

David Cameron and UK ministers criticised for flying to Paris climate talks

Prime minister and Conservative cabinet ministers accused of hypocrisy for snubbing greener Eurostar rail link in favour of flights, reports BusinessGreen<p>The prime minister and cabinet members have come under fire for flying to the Paris climate change talks, rather than taking the more …

The Paris Climate Change Talks: What Will Success Look Like?

As the Paris Climate Change Conference (also known as COP21) gets underway, it's time to examine what it will take for the talks to deliver ambitious …