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1 hr ago | Cato Institute

I'm Trying to Solve a Decades Old Mystery: How Many People Were Killed by China's Great Famine?

It's almost impossible to say. Some historians call it the worst man-made disaster in human history, killing one out of every eight people in some places.


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5 hrs ago | AlertNet

A million Somalis starve as towns besieged, food prices quadruple

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science

8 hrs ago | The Daily Star

A million people at risk as Somalia slides towards famine: UN

NAIROBI: Over a million people in war-torn Somalia are struggling in conditions close to famine, with hunger and drought due to worsen, United Nations experts said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Somalia, World News, Africa, Weather, Drought

Mon Sep 01, 2014

New Scientist

Biography of our ingenious species is full of twists

Humans innovate to dodge disaster, and we are pretty good at it, according to The Big Ratchet by Ruth DeFries - but can we do it indefinitely? HUMANITY'S roller-coaster ride is either a unique, exhilarating one-way journey of escape from our nasty and brutish past, or an outrageous act of hubris that can only end in environmental tragedy.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters

Mountain Xpress

Janisse Ray to speak at OGS Harvest Conference

She may refer to herself as a "Georgia cracker," but Janisse Ray is sowing the seeds of a food revolution.


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Grist Magazine

Why we really should care about boosting farm yields

Crystal-ball gazers looking for the future of food often start with this question: How the heck are humans going to grow enough food to feed our teaming masses without wrecking the planet? There are two assumptions embedded in that question: first, that we're going to have trouble growing enough food; and second, that we must race to keep food ... (more)


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

Africa: Citizens Call to Action on Ebola - Petition

As the Ebola virus becomes an overwhelming human catastrophe affecting public health, social institutions and and economic well-being in Africa, we stand in solidarity with our fellow citizens in the countries victimized by this deadly disease.


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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: A new swarm of migration looms on the horizon

A tanker filled containers with water in a poor neighborhood outside Tegucigalpa in early August.


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In-depth Africa

Somalia: Fiscal Budget and Federal Government legitimacy, I came across a document titled "Federal Government of Somalia Appropriation Act for the 2014 Budget," consisting of Act No 00005 and financial statement.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters

Wall Street Journal

U.S. Strikes Help Break Siege in Iraq

This U.S. Air Forces Central Command handout photo shows parachute riggers assembling 40 container delivery system bundles of water for a humanitarian airdrop over the area of Amirli, Iraq, on Saturday.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters, US News, Conservative Political News

Hispanic Business

Can't UN Agencies Buy Our Surplus Grain?

Recent reports say that over 45,000 civilians are sheltering in the UN camp in Bentiu alone, while more than 100,000 civilians have fled to UN bases to escape the conflict.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Africa, Tanzania, World News

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Global Inequality Is Falling No Matter What Anyone Says

I'm a Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London, a writer here and there on this and that and strangely, one of the global experts on the metal scandium, one of the rare earths.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014


ACT Alliance Alert: Drought and Food insecurity in Somalia

Alert Somalia Drought and Food insecurity in Somalia Geneva, 29 August 2014 1. Brief description of the emergency and impact The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains dire with drought alerts being sounded.


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The Baltimore Sun

No respite for South Sudan: cholera down but malaria, parasitic disease up: MSF

South Sudan's cholera crisis is waning but humanitarian workers are now battling increased cases of malaria and the parasitic disease kala azar, with children most affected.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, Natural Disasters, Salva Kiir

Star Phoenix

Late blight could spread across Sask.

Potato and tomato growers are on high alert after the fungal disease responsible for the Irish potato famine was reported in Saskatoon and Outlook earlier this week.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Canada, Life, Food, Vegetables

In-depth Africa

OIC appeals to its members to assist Somalia

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has made urgent appeal to its Member States and the international organizations to provide urgent assistance to Somalia.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Tempting tatties always a treat

Ireland is the country we associate even now with the great famine of the 1840s, so devastating were the effects of potato blight on a population already on its knees.


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Small college captured spirit of the Marshall Plan

It all started around a bonfire one autumn night in 1945. Students at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio were fired up to begin a project to "Help those who cannot help themselves."


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WNYC-AM New York

Link to the Old Style Via Donnacha Dennehy

For this New Sounds, John Schaefer catches up with the Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, who also presents some of his latest music including a bit of his multi-media musical theatre piece, "the Hunger."


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Daily Mail

Will there be a global famine in 2050? Crops will be overwhelmed by ...

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