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South Sudan: Rains and Lack of Toilets Threaten to Make Cholera Epidemic Even Deadlier

The cholera epidemic in South Sudan is bad, but now that the rains have begun - in areas where a lack of toilets means a lot of faeces out in the open - it may become much worse.


Related Topix: Cholera, Health, World News, Africa, South Sudan, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Sudan

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Is Putin Really Worse Than Stalin?

After the "kulaks," the independent farmers, had been liquidated in the forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture, a genocidal famine was imposed on Ukraine through seizure of her food production.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Czech Republic, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, John Cornyn

Genesee Country Express

Reign's "Haunted" Season 2: An "Awkward" Marriage and Killer Plague

The CW series returns this fall after the death of the Darkness, who was keeping the Black Plague at bay through his sacrifices.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Voice of America

UN: Iraq Likely to Face Severe Food Shortage Because of Conflict

This image posted on a militant news Twitter account on June 12, 2014 shows militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant , raising their flag at an army base in Ninevah Province, Iraq.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters

World Magazine

Left to Boko Haram's mercy

Dozens of bereaved families in northern Nigeria marked a somber anniversary today: It's been 100 days since Islamic militants from the terror group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from the predominantly Christian village of Chibok.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Public Relations

Christian Science Monitor

Warnings mount of East Africa famine - is anyone listening?

Nearly seven million people in South Sudan and Somalia are in urgent need of food handouts and several areas of both countries could slip into famine without increased and sustained international action, aid agencies are warning.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, World News, Africa, South Sudan, Agriculture, Science


Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

A medical staff attends to a severely malnourished child at the Medecins Sans Frontieres feeding centre in Leer, Unity State, July 16, 2014 REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu LEER, South Sudan, July 21 - A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity State, is fuelling ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, Natural Disasters, South Sudan, Agriculture, Science

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: We won't be at this parade

On the 24th of July, the state of Utah will celebrate the settling of the Salt Lake Valley.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Natural Disasters, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Salt Lake City, UT, Opinion

In-depth Africa

Canada Providing Humanitarian Funding to Support UNICEF in Somalia /...

Canada Providing Humanitarian Funding to Support UNICEF in Somalia / Canada's support is improving health, well-being and protection of children, women and their families in Somalia OTTAWA, Canada, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization / - Today, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La ... (more)


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Stephen Harper

Wed Jul 23, 2014

One third to die by plague or famine; one third will fall by the...

Many believe that Biblical signs of famine and pestilence have begun to appear in our world, and that's why the title of this article quotes Ezekiel 5:12 .


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic


Despite extensive cancer claims, Noni fruit purveyor receives only warning letter from FDA

Puna Noni, a Hawaiian company marketing juice of the tropical Noni fruit, has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration citing numerous violations, including cancer treatment claims and GMP failures.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Life, Fruits, Food, Marketing, Natural Disasters

New Vision

U.N. chief names Danish diplomat new envoy to South Sudan

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday named Danish diplomat Ellen Margrethe Loj as his new special envoy to South Sudan and head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the world's newest nation.


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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Africa: Hunger and Suffering Worsen As Conflicts Rage in Sudans

With war raging in separate conflicts on both sides the Sudan-South Sudan border, civilians have nowhere to run and hunger is approaching famine levels, the United Nations said.


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

Silicon Alley Insider

The Next Big Superfood Could Be Green And Slimy

For others, it spells promise. "Imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic membranes and vertical gardens, collecting the sun's energy and producing food and bioproducts for urban citizens," wrote CEO of Smart Microfarms Robert Henrikson in .


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Biofuel, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, DHA

Quincy Journal

Kids Eat Right Month Spotlights 'Hungry-Overweight' Paradox

Weather on is provided by the National Weather Service, is in the public domain, and is not covered by copyright protection.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Weather, Natural Disasters, Illinois, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Medical News Today

The effects of starvation can be passed to future generations

Evidence from human famines and animal studies suggests that starvation can affect the health of descendants of famished individuals.


Related Topix: Columbia University, Biology, Science, Genetics, Natural Disasters, Health


Obama Aid Ravages Third World Farmers

Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Disasters

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Mail

Shanghai shuts factory 'supplying out-of-date meat to American fast ...

Life after a nuclear war revealed: Computer models reveal Earth would suffer a 20-year-long winter and worldwide famine A Chinese meat factory has been shut down following allegations that it supplied out-of-date meat to American fast-food chains across the country.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Fast Food, Yum Brands, Restaurant Management

In-depth Africa

WFP concerned over Sudan's food security

The United Nations World Food Program in Sudan has expressed deep concern on the "bleak prospects" of the level of food security during the coming months.


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

Opinion: Birds, bees and unintended consequences

MUCH of human activity is focused on the quest for efficiency - getting the most out of our resources so that we can improve our standard of living.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Natural Disasters, Entomology, Opinion