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Women’s voices are still missing from the executive branches of governments and parliaments worldwide, slowing achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations agency tasked with supporting gender equality today said at the launch of a visual...
Six years since the demonstrations that triggered the descent into a brutal civil war, millions of Syrians are bearing the brunt of increasingly restrictive policies around the world and inside Syria to stop them reaching safety, Oxfam warned today. Those...
Four more US states legalized recreational marijuana in November, nearly doubling the number of states to do so. But arguments for and against this trend continue. Arguments that support legalization resonate most strongly with Americans, a new study suggests. More than 60 percent...
In an interview with CNBC today, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt denied that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to climate change. Fred Krupp, president, Environmental Defense Fund, expressed his concern for these statements and all that they can mean for...
Women have had and continue to have a tremendous impact in humanitarian work. Within the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), women are risking their lives in war zones, checking on detainees in prison visits and helping people take...
Hands-free gardening for a greener future, video gamers using their skills to help achieve the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – these were just a few of the innovative and forward-looking ideas in the spotlight at the world...
2 March 2017 – Despite robust food supply conditions, droughts are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, and access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, a new United Nations report has found. “This...
The drought stole the animals. Mohamed Salat saw his herd of 360 goats and sheep drop to just 90. Abdullahi, also a herder, once owned 270 animals, but that number has dwindled to 30. Both of them depend solely...
WASHINGTON, DC -- The daily U.S. economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than half the loss from indirect costs outside the blackout zone, according to a new...
EAST LANSING, Mich. - If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new research by a Michigan State University scholar. Elizabeth...