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Plastic waste puts millions of world’s poorest at higher risk from floods

More than 200 million face more intense and frequent floods due to plastic pollution blocking drainage systems, report finds.

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Impact of warmer seas on fish stocks leads to rise in pirate attacks

Dwindling fish stocks caused by the climate crisis are leading to an increase in pirate attacks, according to a new study looking at two piracy hotspots over the past two decades.

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Impact of warmer seas on fish stocks leads to rise in pirate attacks

Study of piracy hotspots in east Africa and South China Sea found that piracy increases when fish populations decline and vice versa.

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‘Peace of mind at last’: the Bangladeshi villagers digging their way out of the floods

‘Plinth’ settlements built on raised ground above the country’s flooding rivers are providing permanent homes and emergency refuges.

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More than 250m people faced acute food insecurity in 2022, UN report says

It's the fourth year in a row in which the number of people facing food crises increased substantially.

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Fighting giants: eco-activist Vandana Shiva on her battle against GM multinationals

The formidable Indian environmentalist discusses her 50-year struggle to protect seeds and farmers from the ‘poison cartel’ of corporate agriculture.

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‘From bad to worse’: Drought puts Kenya’s hospitals under pressure

The number of people in Kenya facing severe hunger is expected to rise to 5.4 million this year, particularly in the north of the country, where about 95% of surface water sources have dried up.

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