Conservationists and scientists have held talks in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction.

Chad is prepared to re-auction oil-extraction licenses it has revoked from China National Petroleum Corporation, if the company doesn't pay a fine for alleged environmental violations, the country’

The majority were in Asia, where 19 million were displaced by floods, storms and earthquakes, according to the report from the International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian R

NIGERIANS are now living longer by eight years even as coronary (ischaemic) heart disease, lower respiratory infections (such as pneumonia) and stroke top the list of 20 major causes of premature d

New Zealand came first in a global index published on Thursday that ranks countries by social and environmental performance rather than economic output in a drive to make social progress a priority

The United Nations appealed on Monday for more than $US2 billion ($2.28 billion) to feed and care for a record 20 million people across Africa's Sahel belt, but aid workers said they feared donor f

Chad has given a China National Petroleum Corporation subsidiary a green light to resume operations after it was suspended in August for violations of environmental standards while drilling for cru

Country’s Hunger Index Has Dropped Three Points, But Stays In ‘Alarming’ Category: Global Hunger Report

In a striking irony, the number of hungry people in the world was estimated at 842 million in 2011-13 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report released on Monday even as world cereal production was estimated at a near record level of 2,489 million metric tons a few days ago. About a quarter of the world’s hungry, or 210 million, are in India alone.

A common continuing criticism of the economic reforms in India has been that despite accelerated growth and all-around poverty reduction, the country continues to suffer from worse child malnutrition than nearly all Sub-Saharan African countries with lower per capita incomes. This paper argues that this narrative, nearly universally accepted around the world, is false. It is the artefact of a faulty methodology that the World Health Organisation has pushed and the United Nations has supported.

A 25-year, US$10-billion global effort has taken the number of polio cases from hundreds of thousands per year to just hundreds, but it is now struggling to stamp the virus out of its final strongholds in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, where transmission has never been interrupted. Of these, Nigeria was the only one to see an increase in cases from 2011 to 2012, and public-health experts worry that the virus's recalcitrance here will prevent global eradication, and eventually lead to a wider resurgence of the disease.

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