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U.S., World Leaders To Attend U.N. Climate Summit This Week

News outlets discuss issues surrounding the U.N. Climate Summit, which takes place Tuesday in New York, including a climate-related march and reports released ahead of the meeting. NPR: All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit “The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as…

Global Health Community Must Act Now To Reduce Impacts Of Climate Change

The Lancet published an opinion piece and editorial on the impacts of climate change on global health. The Lancet: Health risks of climate change: act now or pay later Andy Haines, Kristie Ebi, Kirk Smith, and Alistair Woodward, all members of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “There is…

Climate Experts Must Consider Role Of Population Growth

New York Times: On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming Andrew Revkin, New York Times columnist “The United Nations and the streets of Manhattan are going into global warming saturation mode, from Sunday’s People’s Climate March through the Tuesday climate change…

‘All Countries Stand To Benefit From Climate Action’

Inter Press Service: A Climate Summit to Spark Action Ban Ki-moon, U.N. secretary general “On Sep. 23, I have invited world leaders from government, business, finance, and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York so they can show the world how they will advance action on climate change…

Number Of Hungry People Down Worldwide But Work Remains To Reach MDG, U.N. Report Says

News outlets continue coverage of a U.N. report released Tuesday showing the number of hungry people worldwide has dropped but many still face a threat of malnourishment. The Guardian: More than 200 million people no longer extremely malnourished “The number of chronically undernourished people in the world’s poorest countries has…

Improved, Healthier Cookstoves Fail To Sell In Rwanda

VOA News: Rwandans Balk at Price of Improved Cooking Stoves “A campaign to persuade people in Rwanda to buy a new improved type of cooking stove — which uses less fuel and is less smoky — hasn’t succeeded, according to the stoves’ manufacturers. They say the public still doesn’t realize…

Kashmir Flood Waters Threaten Risk Of Disease, Health Experts Say

Associated Press/The Guardian: People of Kashmir face risk of serious disease in wake of devastating floods “The floodwaters are finally receding in much of Kashmir, but health experts worry a crisis could be looming with countless bloated livestock floating across the waterlogged region and hundreds of thousands of people living…