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1 hr ago | Cato Institute
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.
5 hrs ago | AlertNet
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.
She may refer to herself as a "Georgia cracker," but Janisse Ray is sowing the seeds of a food revolution.
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)
A tanker filled containers with water in a poor neighborhood outside Tegucigalpa in early August.
Mareeg.com-Recently, I came across a document titled "Federal Government of Somalia Appropriation Act for the 2014 Budget," consisting of Act No 00005 and financial statement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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