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Flood warnings for the Philippines as Typhoon Koppu hits

A powerful typhoon is battering the northern Philippines, with at least one person dead, several missing and thousands forced to flee their homes.<p>Typhoon Koppu made landfall near the town of Casiguran on the island of Luzon on Sunday morning, bringing winds of close to 200km/h (124mph).<p>David …

Global goals must fight the poor nutrition that kills 3 million children every year | Dolf te Lintelo and Nick Nisbett

The sustainable development goals need to reflect the complex causes of malnutrition in order to tackle one of the world’s foremost health challenges<p>One of the final acts in the lengthy process of creating a new set of global sustainable development goals (SDGs) was completed last weekend when …

Global Nutrition Report shows clear pathways to ending malnutrition - Nutrition International

<b>NEW YORK CITY, USA</b> — The 2015 Global Nutrition Report (GNR), a comprehensive summary and scorecard on both global and country level progress on all …

South Carolina flooding: Dams breached, more trouble ahead

<b>(CNN) —</b> The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns. Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested.<p>"We still have to be cautious," Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. "The next 36 to 48 hours are going …

'We woke up in a desert' – the water crisis taking hold across Egypt

On a blazing hot summer day, rumours that the water truck is finally arriving spread like wildfire through the village of Ezbit al-Taweel. In minutes, some 100 men, women and children pour onto the town’s main road, each with as many containers as they can carry.<p>Trying to escape the punishing sun, …

How automation could benefit agriculture

<b>Intelligent automation now means that a dairy herd can be fed, cared for and milked by just one or two people.</b><p>Robert Veitch has a dairy farm near Glasgow that uses one of the most advanced robotic milking systems in the world. It is a £1.8 million facility where 10 machines take care of 250 …

Mass Flooding Exposes Nairobi's Outdated Drainage Infrastructure

A recent downpour exposes how inadequate the burgeoning city’s drain network actually is.<p>Commuters in Nairobi, Kenya, have been at a standstill since widespread flooding washed through the city following relentless rainfall Monday in the East African hub. Cars have been abandoned, residents spoke …

Food: how much does the world need?

The dominant paradigm of global food security is that humanity “needs” to increase food production by 50 to 100% by 2050. The consensus is that this …

Agriculture

The challenge of eating healthily in emerging market countries

Eating healthy is becoming an expensive luxury in emerging market countries, where vegetable prices have spiked while high fat, sugary junk foods …

Markets

Growing portion sizes a major factor in rising UK obesity, study finds

Retailers could be forced to charge more for bigger servings to counter damage being done, say Cambridge University experts<p>The supersize trend towards ever larger portions of curries, crisps, chocolate bars and fizzy drinks is contributing significantly to the UK’s expanding waistlines, a study has …