Extreme heat exposure worsens child malnutrition

Exposure to extreme heat increases both chronic and acute malnutrition among infants and young children in low-income countries—threatening to reverse decades of progress, Cornell University research finds.

Under attack, global sexual health 'can't rely on US'

Religious campaigns and political interference could threaten hard-won reproductive health rights in the global South in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion, health advocates fear.

Aquaculture drives aquatic food yields to new high

The production of wild and farm-raised fish, shellfish and algae reached record levels in 2020, and future increases could be vital to fighting world hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday.

Chinese scientists help Africa combat land degradation

Chinese scientists released an online tool, the Great Green Wall Big Data Facilitator, to help African countries combat increasingly severe land degradation on June 16, the 28th World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought.

Climate: Africa's energy future on a knife's edge

With more than half its population lacking mains electricity and still using charcoal and other damaging sources for cooking, Africa's energy future –- torn between fossil fuels and renewables—is up for grabs.

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