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Local water scarcity spilling over into global crisis, researchers warn

10:05pm GMT

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Population growth and climate change are putting increasingly intense pressure on the planet's limited water supplies, with worsening shortages emerging from the Middle East to Asia and Latin America, researchers and bankers said on Monday.

UPDATE 3-Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A changes donations after facing LGBT+ protests

8:30pm GMT

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. fast-food chain Chick-fil-A said on Monday it had stopped funding two Christian organisations, including The Salvation Army, that have come under fire from LGBT+ campaigners.

Trans children have 'strong sense of identity' from early age, study finds

8:00pm GMT

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender children are no more or less likely than other children to conform to gender stereotypes in how they dress and play, suggesting they have a strong sense of identity from an early age, according to a study published on Monday.

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A drops donations to Christian charities after LGBT+ protests

3:50pm GMT

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. fast-food chain Chick-fil-A said on Monday it had stopped funding two Christian organisations including The Salvation Army, having come under fire in recent weeks from LGBT+ campaigners.

India drops plan to let forest officials use force after protests

16 Nov 2019

BANGKOK, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India has dropped plans to give forest officials the right to use force against indigenous people and open up more land for commercial plantations after nationwide protests.

West Africa boot camp seeks artificial intelligence fix for climate-hit farmers

16 Nov 2019

DAKAR, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence (AI) in Dakar, hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast.

Baking cities advance 'slowly' in race against rising heat threat

15 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With urban populations surging around the world, cities will struggle to keep residents safe from fast-growing heat risks turbo-charged by climate change, scientists and public health experts warned this week.

CORRECTED-E-transport boom could see first major European city go car free in 2020

15 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Next year will see the first major European city to ban private cars, a leading tech investor has predicted, saying a boom in electric-powered bikes and scooters was driving a green "revolution".

UPDATE 1-Can global corporations meet 2020 no-deforestation pledge?

15 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After becoming a target for high-profile campaigns against tropical forest loss by environmentalists, global household brands that buy and use palm oil agreed in 2010 to ensure their supplies did not contribute to deforestation within a decade.

CORRECTED-Lebanon protests seen as an 'opportunity' for LGBT+ community

15 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nationwide protests that have thrown Lebanon into political and economic turmoil could end up being an opportunity for the LGBT+ community, according to the head of the country's most prominent LGBT+ rights organisation.

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