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Laurie Goering

Storm-struck Mozambique must revamp climate preparations: former first lady

26 Apr 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After Cyclone Idai blasted through the Mozambican port of Beira in March, former first lady Graca Machel took a helicopter ride over the city - and was astonished at the devastation.

Technology eases farming 'drudgery' and risk as climate threats grow

12 Apr 2019

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In India, farmers growing crops for seed company Mahyco get a text message after they deliver their harvest, noting its weight and how much was usable - followed quickly by another text saying their money is in the bank.

Technology eases farming 'drudgery' and risk as climate threats grow

12 Apr 2019

OXFORD, England, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In India, farmers growing crops for seed company Mahyco get a text message after they deliver their harvest, noting its weight and how much was usable - followed quickly by another text saying their money is in the bank.

Tracking goats and bleach, artificial intelligence helps out in crises

11 Apr 2019

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nepal suffered devastating twin earthquakes in 2015 that killed nearly 9,000 people, the government provided help for families whose homes had collapsed to rebuild.

Tracking goats and bleach, artificial intelligence helps out in crises

11 Apr 2019

OXFORD, England, April 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nepal suffered devastating twin earthquakes in 2015 that killed nearly 9,000 people, the government provided help for families whose homes had collapsed to rebuild.

From fake rice to deadly medicine, African firm takes on counterfeiters

10 Apr 2019

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rice that is ready to cook and rice grains grown as seed for the next crop look remarkably similar. That can tempt the unscrupulous, who pocket big profits by packaging table rice for sale as seed, according to counterfeiting experts.

From fake rice to deadly medicine, African firm takes on counterfeiters

10 Apr 2019

OXFORD, England, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rice that is ready to cook and rice grains grown as seed for the next crop look remarkably similar. That can tempt the unscrupulous, who pocket big profits by packaging table rice for sale as seed, according to counterfeiting experts.

Proposal for U.N. to study climate-cooling technologies rejected

14 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A push to launch a high-level study of potentially risky technological fixes to curb climate change was abandoned on Thursday at a U.N. environmental conference in Nairobi, as countries including the United States raised objections.

Proposal for U.N. to study climate-cooling technologies rejected

14 Mar 2019

LONDON, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A push to launch a high-level study of potentially risky technological fixes to curb climate change was abandoned on Thursday at a U.N. environmental conference in Nairobi, as countries including the United States raised objections.

Governments seek U.N. scrutiny of technologies to cool the climate

11 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change accelerates, the United Nations Environment Assembly will this week consider whether to start assessing, and setting rules on, technologies that could pull carbon out of the atmosphere or block some of the sun's warmth to cool the Earth.

World News

Heavy fighting in Libyan capital

Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government.