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Stop burning fields to cut smog and boost profits, scientists tell Indian farmers

09 Aug 2019

(This August 8 story is refiled to add missing word in first paragraph.)

REFILE-Stop burning fields to cut smog and boost profits, scientists tell Indian farmers

09 Aug 2019

ROME, Aug 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every year, a choking smog descends on northwest India as the region's farmers burn their fields following the rice harvest - a phenomenon that has helped make New Delhi one of the world's most polluted cities.

Toxic mercury in fish rising with climate change and overfishing

07 Aug 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change and overfishing are increasing levels of toxic mercury in cod and tuna, which can cause neurological disorders in children and babies whose mothers eat fish while pregnant, a study by Harvard scientists said on Wednesday.

Toxic mercury in fish rising with climate change and overfishing

07 Aug 2019

ROME, Aug 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change and overfishing are increasing levels of toxic mercury in cod and tuna, which can cause neurological disorders in children and babies whose mothers eat fish while pregnant, a study by Harvard scientists said on Wednesday.

Pigs for peace: winding back from war in Colombia

02 Aug 2019

QUEBRACHAL, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pigs, papayas and peppers are helping seal the peace in Colombia as villagers return to the land after decades of war.

Hunger looms for Colombia's Venezuelan migrants as aid falls short

24 Jul 2019

RIOHACHA, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is mid-morning and the Rancheria community kitchen in northern Columbia is already full of families queuing for a free meal of pasta with chicken, bread and guava juice.

'Only you know' if we did enough, says memorial to Iceland's lost glacier

22 Jul 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iceland's first glacier to be lost to rising temperatures is to be marked with a memorial carrying a grim warning about the impact of climate change if the world fails to act on time.

Researchers warn of 'unexpected implications' as climate risks converge

22 Jul 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - If India's water-short farmers were to adopt more efficient methods of irrigation, cutting evaporation from their fields, farmers in East Africa might see less rainfall - and worsening drought - within five years, scientists warned Monday.

Researchers warn of 'unexpected implications' as climate risks converge

22 Jul 2019

ROME, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - If India's water-short farmers were to adopt more efficient methods of irrigation, cutting evaporation from their fields, farmers in East Africa might see less rainfall - and worsening drought - within five years, scientists warned Monday.

Planning a BBQ? Not if you want to save the planet

17 Jul 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Meat sizzling on the barbecue might be synonymous with summer, but consumers should re-think their menus to save the planet, a U.S.-based research group said on Wednesday.

World News

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the centre of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.