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Climate Change Will Negatively Impact Food Security In Africa, Report Says

Inter Press Service: Measuring How Climate Change Affects Africa’s Food Security “…Experts from around the world are certain that climate change is playing a major role in the difficulties … hundreds of thousands of other farmers are experiencing on the continent. According to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental…

Kerry Calls For More Action On Climate Change

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The Gathering Storm U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses climate change and calls for more action at all levels to address it. He writes, “…At the State Department, we’ll make sure climate change is front and center [in] the broader context of international diplomacy,…

Recurrent Floods Putting Pressure On India As Nation Tries To Reach MDG Targets

Inter Press Service: Floods Wash Away India’s MDG Progress “…Now, the long-term impacts of such natural disasters [as flooding] are proving to be a thorn in the side of [the Indian] government that is racing against time to meet its commitments under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of…

Waste Dumps Pose Health, Environmental Threats, Report Says

The Guardian examines a new report showing that waste dumps are health and environmental threats, particularly when located near urban areas. The Guardian: Smelly, contaminated, full of disease: the world’s open dumps are growing “…According to the [new Waste Atlas], compiled by teams of academics and waste professionals on four…

Tackling Climate Change Will Lead To Health, Economic Benefits

The Guardian: Tackling global warming will improve health, save lives, and save money John Abraham, professor of thermal sciences at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering “A very recent study released in JAMA (Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health) provides a very thorough review showing how…

U.S.-India Partnership Must Include Engagement In Public Health

Huffington Post: Fulfilling the U.S. and India’s Extraordinary Promise Through Public Health Akash Goel, resident physician in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the United States has ushered in a wave of newly found interest and enthusiasm in U.S.-India engagement. There…

Clean Energy Targets Should Be Part Of Development Goals

TIME: How Indoor Stoves Can Help Solve Global Poverty Bjørn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “Clean cooking and better sources of energy can have a domino effect on health and education. Last week world leaders at the U.N. began a year-long conversation on global goals for the next…

U.N.’s Ban Calls For ‘Unprecedented Cooperation’ To Address Mutliple Global Crises

U.N. News Centre: In Geneva, U.N. chief stresses central role of human rights in global humanitarian efforts “Amid mounting crises, a warming planet, and the spread of contagious diseases, the world is being consumed by ‘many troubles,’ United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said [Wednesday] as he pressed the international community…