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Factbox: Pandemic piles pressure on world's shrinking forests

22 May 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forests face an increased risk of being cut down and degraded as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a senior U.N. official said on Friday.

Ice age: Off-grid ways to turn down rising heat for the poor

22 May 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A desire to help rural India's dairy farmers who do not have access to electricity led New Delhi-based New Leaf Dynamic Technologies to come up with a refrigerator powered by farm waste, abundantly available in the countryside.

FEATURE-Ice age: Off-grid ways to turn down rising heat for the poor

22 May 2020

ROME, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A desire to help rural India's dairy farmers who do not have access to electricity led New Delhi-based New Leaf Dynamic Technologies to come up with a refrigerator powered by farm waste, abundantly available in the countryside.

Will pandemic push humans into a healthier relationship with nature?

21 May 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Daniel Wanjama had everything ready for this year's first seed fair in the Kenyan town of Gilgil, an important event where poor farmers exchange seeds of nutritious, hardy local crops they cannot easily buy in shops or markets.

Life-threatening extreme heat set to trap millions indoors by 2060

08 May 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Extreme heat and humidity are increasing across the globe, threatening millions of lives and economies in places where it could become fatal to work outdoors, scientists said on Friday.

Forest loss seen slowing globally, but progress patchy

07 May 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global forest loss has slowed over the past five years, U.N. researchers said on Thursday, but progress has been uneven, with population growth driving a rise in deforestation in Africa.

Forest loss seen slowing globally, but progress patchy

07 May 2020

ROME, May 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global forest loss has slowed over the past five years, U.N. researchers said on Thursday, but progress has been uneven, with population growth driving a rise in deforestation in Africa.

'Emergency' for millions as coronavirus severs remittance lifeline

01 May 2020

ROME/AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Fathy called his family back home in Egypt a week ago, they asked him to send money, as he had for the past year. But he had none, having lost his job as a car painter in the United Arab Emirates in March, when a coronavirus lockdown was introduced.

FEATURE-'Emergency' for millions as coronavirus severs remittance lifeline

01 May 2020

ROME/AMMAN, May 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Fathy called his family back home in Egypt a week ago, they asked him to send money, as he had for the past year. But he had none, having lost his job as a car painter in the United Arab Emirates in March, when a coronavirus lockdown was introduced.

Economic development racking up unpayable debt to nature, researchers warn

29 Apr 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many parts of the world may not have enough suitable land for green efforts to make up for the environmental damage caused by planned development like clearing forests for new roads or more plantations, researchers warned on Wednesday.

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