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Drought eases for some U.S. states, worsens for others

Reuters: Rainfall and cooler temperatures have combined to ease slightly the grip that the worst U.S. drought in over five decades is holding on some key farming states, but the suffering expanded in many others. “There has been some improvement, at least in the eastern corn belt Continue reading

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Climate change damaging mental health

Stock and Land: THE physical damage wrought by climate extremes makes the headlines, but it’s the damage done to mental health that often does the most lasting harm to communities, a new report says. Mental illness is already the second-largest burden to Australia’s health system, The Climate Institute study “A Climate of Suffering” reports, and that burden may grow heavier as the effects of climate change advance. “Climate change is not simply a matter of slowly rising temperatures and seas; it affects all aspects… Continue reading

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The Global Food Crisis, Mapped

New York Times: Oxfam, the anti-hunger group, has been running a campaign to call attention to the global food crisis, its consequences and its potential solutions. Continue reading

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