Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: Africa

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...

Planet of war

Still trapped in a greater Middle Eastern quagmire, the U.S. military prepares for global combat.

With nearly 400,000 dead in South Sudan, will the US change...

It's a war as brutal as the one in Syria. Will the Trump administration pay any serious attention to it?

In the race to achieve zero hunger and mitigate climate change,...

"In the race to beat food insecurity, achieve zero hunger, and address climate change, we must pay attention to the soil."

87 elephants found dead in Botswana sanctuary, poaching to blame

"We have the world's largest elephant population, and it's open season for poachers."

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”