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Stop burning fields to cut smog and boost profits, scientists tell Indian farmers

Aug 09 2019

(This August 8 story is refiled to add missing word in first paragraph.)

Toxic mercury in fish rising with climate change and overfishing

Aug 07 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change and overfishing are increasing levels of toxic mercury in cod and tuna, which can cause neurological disorders in children and babies whose mothers eat fish while pregnant, a study by Harvard scientists said on Wednesday.

Pigs for peace: winding back from war in Colombia

Aug 02 2019

QUEBRACHAL, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pigs, papayas and peppers are helping seal the peace in Colombia as villagers return to the land after decades of war.

Hunger looms for Colombia's Venezuelan migrants as aid falls short

Jul 24 2019

RIOHACHA, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is mid-morning and the Rancheria community kitchen in northern Columbia is already full of families queuing for a free meal of pasta with chicken, bread and guava juice.

'Only you know' if we did enough, says memorial to Iceland's lost glacier

Jul 22 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iceland's first glacier to be lost to rising temperatures is to be marked with a memorial carrying a grim warning about the impact of climate change if the world fails to act on time.

Researchers warn of 'unexpected implications' as climate risks converge

Jul 22 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - If India's water-short farmers were to adopt more efficient methods of irrigation, cutting evaporation from their fields, farmers in East Africa might see less rainfall - and worsening drought - within five years, scientists warned Monday.

Planning a BBQ? Not if you want to save the planet

Jul 17 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Meat sizzling on the barbecue might be synonymous with summer, but consumers should re-think their menus to save the planet, a U.S.-based research group said on Wednesday.

'Look beyond hunger' says U.N. as one in four lack access to healthy food

Jul 15 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 2 billion people lack access to healthy food, putting them at risk of health problems - and many of them live in North America or Europe, the United Nations said on Monday, urging governments to "look beyond hunger".

Factbox: Seven things you need to know about world hunger

Jul 15 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people going hungry has risen for the third year running after years of improvement, the United Nations said in a report published on Monday that blamed conflict, climate shocks and economic slowdowns.

'Look beyond hunger' says U.N. as one in four lack access to healthy food

Jul 15 2019

ROME, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 2 billion people lack access to healthy food, putting them at risk of health problems - and many of them live in North America or Europe, the United Nations said on Monday, urging governments to "look beyond hunger".

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