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Climate emissions by five food crops in the spotlight

Rice, soy beans, corn, wheat and palm oil together lead to more greenhouse gas emissions than any country’s individual footprint, apart from China and the US, says new research.
from Oxfam on Jun 27, 2016.
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'Poverty, illiteracy, early deaths' await world’s disadvantaged children

On current trends, 69m under-5s will die from preventable causes, 167m will live in poverty, and 750m women will have been married as children by 2030, the SDGs target date.
from UNICEF on Jun 28, 2016.

Niger crisis as more civilians displaced by Boko Haram attacks

Two Boko Haram attacks in Niger in six weeks have forced at least another 40,000 civilians from their homes in a growing humanitarian crisis.
from Oxfam on Jun 28, 2016.

Air pollution deaths could be cut by half with 'small investment'

A small increase in energy investment could halve the 6.5 million deaths a year from air pollution by 2040, says the International Energy Authority.
from IEA on Jun 28, 2016.

Top Singapore firms join alliance for haze-free products

A Singapore-based alliance between players in the palm oil industry, retailers and manufacturers has been formed to tackle deforestation, haze pollution and haze­-free products.
from WWF on Jun 28, 2016.
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When I came out as Dalit

Incidents such as forbidding Dalits from entering temples or wearing shoes are still so common in India that they barely get reported.
from Himal on Jun 27, 2016.

Danger: magnitude 8 earthquakes in Himalayas ahead

The paleoseismic record and basic physics indicate that the Himalayas will have magnitude 8 earthquakes that can cause great damage to buildings and human harm.
from Down to Earth on Jun 27, 2016.
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China's tainted soil initiative lacks pay plan

China's first comprehensive plan for remediating polluted farm and factory soil still needs funding.
from China Dialaogue on Jun 23, 2016.
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