Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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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Biden condemns ICC bid to arrest Israeli leaders, sparking global outcry

A panel of ICC judges will determine whether to issue arrest warrants for any of the suspects. President Biden criticized the ICC’s actions as “outrageous.”

1,3-dichloropropene: The dangerous, sweet-smelling pesticide you’ve never heard of

Regulatory loopholes allow more than 30 million pounds of a cancer-causing pesticide to be sprayed on U.S. crops.

Reintroduction of 170 European bison could help remove CO2 equivalent of 43,000 cars, study...

A new study by researchers from Yale University and Memorial University of Newfoundland has found that a herd of 170 bison being reintroduced to the Țarcu mountains of Romania could help sequester carbon dioxide emissions.

Nevada pushes for abortion rights as coalition submits over 200,000 signatures for ballot measure

This effort, spearheaded by Nevadans for Reproductive Freedom, underscores a critical moment in the ongoing national debate over abortion.

Toxic gaslighting: How 3M executives convinced a scientist the forever chemicals she found in...

As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, Kris Hansen wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world.