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El Niño-triggered drought leads to severe hunger in southern Africa

El Niño-triggered drought leads to severe hunger in southern Africa

A devastating drought driven by the El Niño weather pattern has led to widespread crop failure in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, resulting in severe food shortages and national emergency declarations.

Jenipher Changwanda and Freddie Clayton report for Yale Environment 360.

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New York City's compost project ends due to budget cuts

New York City's compost project ends due to budget cuts

Mayor Eric Adams' budget cuts have ended New York City's 30-year-old composting program, affecting community farms, gardens, and green jobs.

Angelica Ang reports for Civil Eats.

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Ecuador's nature rights movement faces new challenges amid energy shifts
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Ecuador's nature rights movement faces new challenges amid energy shifts

Fifteen years after Ecuador recognized the constitutional rights of nature, environmental advocate Natalia Greene discusses the ongoing challenges and landmark court victories defending these rights.

Katie Surma reports for Inside Climate News.

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Tracking the hidden origins of Amazon beef in global markets

Tracking the hidden origins of Amazon beef in global markets

Journalist Marcel Gomes has revealed a complex global supply chain connecting Amazon deforestation to beef in U.S. and European markets.

Yale Environment 360 interviews Marcel Gomes.

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Exploring the potential of genetically engineered crops in agriculture and the environment

Exploring the potential of genetically engineered crops in agriculture and the environment

Researchers argue that genetically engineered crops could significantly reduce carbon emissions, despite widespread skepticism and regulatory challenges.

Shannon Osaka reports for The Washington Post.

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Human activities are increasing pandemic risks, new study finds

Human activities are increasing pandemic risks, new study finds

A recent study highlights how human-induced environmental changes are amplifying the spread of diseases, posing potential pandemic threats.

Scott Dance reports for The Washington Post.

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World Bank suggests reprioritizing agricultural subsidies to combat climate change

World Bank suggests reprioritizing agricultural subsidies to combat climate change

The World Bank proposes shifting subsidies from high-emission foods like red meat and dairy to more sustainable options such as poultry and vegetables, aiming to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

Federica Di Sario reports for POLITICO.

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