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Family planning meets climate change in the Sahel

Family planning education and climate change risk management go hand-in-hand in Africa's Sahel region, with higher temperatures and population growth forecast.
from Yale Climate Connections on Jan 17, 2019.

Trapped by mines

The Yemeni authorities and specialist organisations should step up mine clearance to reduce deaths and injuries by explosive devices in civilian areas.
from MSF on Jan 13, 2019.

How African scientists are improving cassava to help feed the world

Researchers in Nigeria are combining genomics and conventional breeding to improve the starchy staple crop.
from Nature on Jan 10, 2019.

Is China returning to old polluting habits?

Environmental reforms in China are stuttering under the pressure of a trade war but the government can get back on track, writes Ma Tianjie.
from China Dialogue on Jan 8, 2019.

Collapsing glaciers threaten Asia’s water supplies

The ‘third pole’, the planet’s third largest reservoir of ice and snow, feeds 10 rivers on which almost one-fifth of the world’s population depends.
from Nature on Jan 4, 2019.

Once bitten, Indonesia’s indigenous alliance won’t endorse 2019 candidates

Indonesia’s main indigenous alliance feels let down by President Joko Widodo - but neither is it endorsing the challenger, Prabowo Subianto.
from Mongabay on Jan 2, 2019.

With no oil clean-up in view, Amazon tribes harvest rain for clean water

Nemonte Nenquimo covers her face and squeezes her eyes shut as a pungent whiff of petroleum hits.
from Mongabay on Dec 30, 2018.

Sudan's leader has avoided unrest for years - but maybe change is coming

A cameraphone captures the scene: shots ring out, a body drops and you hear shouts in Arabic, "He's dead, he's dead." .
from CNN on Dec 27, 2018.

Filipino communists’ half century of struggle against the government

Thousands of guerilla fighters in The Philippines are gearing up for Mao Zedong’s birthday and the 50th anniversary of a group inspired by his ideology.
from South China Morning Post on Dec 24, 2018.

Mine tailings dam failures major cause of environmental disasters

It’s estimated that mining tailings dam failures have killed over 340 people since 2008, ruined communities and property, and damaged rivers, fisheries, and water supplies.
from Mongabay on Dec 21, 2018.
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