LONDON, April 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People
living in arid, drought-ridden areas may soon be able to get
water straight from a source that’s all around them — the air,
American researchers said Thursday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Davidson College in North Carolina has fewer than 2,000 students – small enough that the presidents of the College Republican and College Democrats clubs count each other as friends.
LONDON, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two major
cafe chains on Monday cut the price of a coffee for drinkers who
bring their own cups in a bid to tackle the waste caused by
disposable cardboard cups and help the environment.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - If nations fail to achieve targets set by a global agreement on climate change, a chunk of frozen soil bigger than Australia would melt, sending planet-warming gases into the atmosphere, British scientists said Monday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Abuses linked to mining in countries such as Myanmar and Colombia are being overlooked by technology companies focused only on eliminating "conflict minerals" from war-torn parts of Africa in their supply chains, researchers said on Thursday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers around the world are using an unsustainable amount of well water to irrigate their crops – which could lead to an uptick in food prices as that water runs low, international researchers warned Wednesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Air pollution from industries making goods for export are linked to more than 700,000 premature deaths worldwide in a single year, affecting people living thousands of kilometers from the source of pollution and those nearby, researchers said Wednesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amputees with prosthetic limbs may soon have much a better sense of touch, temperature and texture, thanks to the energy-saving power of the sun, British researchers said on Thursday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in four children — 600 million in total — may live in areas with severely limited water resources by 2040, putting them at risk of deadly diseases like cholera and diarrhea, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International climate and environment agreements have a flaw which may jeopardize attempts to curb global warming quickly: they do not highlight the role trees play in creating rainfall and cooling the earth's surface, 22 scientists said on Tuesday.