Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tag: Africa

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the...

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

Doctors Without Borders: U.S. Should force Pfizer to share covid vaccine...

“I think really what should be prioritized is getting vaccinations to low- and middle-income countries and sharing the vaccine technologies.”

Eight of the 10 nations most at risk from climate and...

Toxic pollution in the environment, be it dirty air, contaminated water or unhealthy soils, accounted for more than 8 million deaths globally in 2018.

One in three directors at Africa’s biggest bank have ties to...

Over 80 percent of directors had a past or current tie to polluting industries, either as a current or former adviser or employee.

Big Pharma’s ‘appalling’ $26 billion in shareholder payouts could fund vaccines...

“Instead of creating new vaccine billionaires, we need to be vaccinating billions in developing countries.”

Damming rivers is terrible for human rights, ecosystems and food security

Despite industry rhetoric, hydropower is high-cost and high-risk. There are better options for a post-pandemic recovery and a renewable energy future.

Can fragile cities cope with an influx of climate migrants?

With the coming years, climate-induced migration to "urban hot spots" is likely to intensify.

You don’t want to imagine an ocean without coral reefs—but you...

Scientists call the coral reefs the “rainforests of the sea,” because coral reefs—like rainforests—are highly diverse ecosystems; their destruction would lead to the extinction of a large number of species.

Ethiopia: Death and despair as divisions erupt into violent conflict

Ethiopians are killing one another in the Tigray region of the country where an armed conflict is raging between the Ethiopian military and forces loyal to the regional government.

Possible monkey extinction highlights the risk to Africa’s most endangered primate...

Does a rare monkey still roam what’s left of the forests of Côte d’Ivoire? “We haven’t given up on...

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Trump can’t stand that he can't punch one hole in one state’s tabulations, thus his ever-tiresome "rigged election" lies, taking the untenable to the unthinkable.

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Manchin fumes after Sanders op-ed in West Virginia paper calls out obstruction of Biden...

"Congress should proceed with caution on any additional spending and I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs."

Follow Alabama’s lead on child care

If one of our poorest states can rise to meet this basic human need, why can’t Congress?