The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organi

Armed conflict and civil strife were major sources of food insecurity in the 1990s and will continue to be this century, although their number and the losses associated with them may have passed their peak (see Figure 13).

Armed conflict and civil strife were major sources of food insecurity in the 1990s and will continue to be this century, although their number and the losses associated with them may have passed their peak.

Dense smog engulfed Cairo during the last week of November. Exhaust fumes from vehicles, smouldering wastes and industrial emissions

Many anthropologists believe that our direct ancestors, Homo sapiens , originated in Africa and left the continent about 100,000 years ago. This is popularly known as the "Out of Africa' theory.

After World War II, average life expectancy rates have been increasing all over the world. This means a person born today will live 20 years longer than a person born in 1950. However, in African

The United Nations Children's Fund (unicef), in a drive against polio in Pakistan, will provide a high potency vitamin for children under five years. The aim of the programme is to eliminate

Guess what is bringing death and disease to the coral reefs of the world? Dust from African deserts

Experts say changes in the Earth s orbit may have led to the formation of the Sahara desert

An artist's rendition of the Lunar Prospector shows the spacecraft

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