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Climate Change Contributing To Political Instability, Refugee Crises, Expert Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Global insecurity and refugee crisis linked to climate change — expert “Climate change is ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of worsening political instability and unrest around the world, an expert told a security forum. ‘We are experiencing a surprising uptick in global insecurity … partially due to…

New Analysis Shows Regions, Countries Most Vulnerable To Water Stress

Washington Post: These countries will be hit hardest by water stress in the future “…A new analysis from the World Resources Institute (WRI) shows which regions are most vulnerable to water stress — in other words, the places where demand for water will be highest and supply lowest. The rankings,…

Reducing Poverty In Central America Connected To Access To Water, Energy, Climate Resiliency

Inter Press Service: Water, Climate, Energy Intertwined with Fight Against Poverty in Central America “Central America’s toolbox to pull 23 million people — almost half of the population — out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable power supply, and adaptation to climate change.…

VICE News Examines How Climate Change Disproportionately Impacts Women

VICE News: How Climate Change Impacts Women the Most “…Particularly in developing countries, social structures that disadvantage women often put them at higher risks of harm and even death from climate change. For example, because women are frequently responsible for caring for children and the elderly, they’re often the last…

APEC Endorses Roadmap To Mitigate Emerging Health Threats, Boost Health Systems In Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Emerging Health Threats Targeted in Asia-Pacific Roadmap “…Drawing on the lessons of Ebola and MERS and with concern over aging societies, spiking non-communicable disease rates, and natural disasters due to climate change rising, ministers and officials [at the APEC High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy]…

Ensuring Food Security Requires Building Resilient Global Food System

New York Times: Extreme Weather and Food Shocks Tim Benton, academic director of the Global Security Program and professor of population ecology at the University of Leeds, and Rob Bailey, research director for energy, environment, and resources at Chatham House “…The greatest challenge [in ensuring food security] will be to…

More Effort Needed To Protect Residents Near Dams From Malaria, Study Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: One million Africans a year catch malaria from dam mosquitoes — study “One million Africans will catch malaria this year because they live near a large dam and, at a time of booming dam construction on the continent, greater efforts must be made to protect people from…

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