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Recent articles by Thomson:

Could life insurance go up in smoke for some vapers?

Insurers say they are monitoring vaping-related deaths. → Read More

Runaway warming could sink fishing and reef tourism, researchers warn

Reef tourism, a nearly $36-billion-a-year industry today, could see more than 90 percent losses globally by 2100 under a high-emissions scenario, according to a study. → Read More

Trading water: Can water shares help save California’s aquifers?

A farmer thinks this is the solution to depleting water levels. → Read More

Poor nations pay price as millions flee ‘climate chaos’, Oxfam says

People are three times more likely to be displaced by cyclones, floods or fires than by conflicts, study finds. → Read More

Nepal makes first arrest over 'menstrual hut' death

KATHMANDU - A Nepali village will give cash rewards to women who refuse to be isolated in illegal 'menstrual huts' during their periods, an official said on Tuesday after the custom led to another death. → Read More

Parents' plea to climate negotiators: Be 'real heroes' for world's children

More than 200 activist groups for parents - hailing from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Americas - signed a 'plea', emphasizing the Dec. 2-13 conference was a 'crucial opportunity' to push to limit global warming to a lower target of 1.5 degrees Celsius. → Read More

Honduras court orders 50-year jail terms in case of slain dam activist

Indigenous activist Berta Caceres, who organized opposition to the $50-million Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam, was shot to death in 2016 → Read More

Stellar view? Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky

US space agency NASA announced in June that it plans to allow two private citizens a year to stay at the ISS at a cost of about $35,000 per night for up to a month. The first mission could be as early as 2020. → Read More

Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos', Oxfam says

Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people from their homes over the last decade - a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam said on Monday. → Read More

'War against nature must stop,' UN chief says before climate talks

Many countries are not even meeting their inadequate existing commitments to cut emissions, and political will is lacking, says Guterres, ahead of UN climate ... → Read More

‘Creeping silent crisis’ seen menacing world’s crops

The world's water supplies are under threat. → Read More

‘Banana on steroids’: life saver for warming world

A new superfood with the capabilities of a construction material and medicine is being discovered. → Read More

Red Cross boosts disaster-prone communities with blockchain ‘cash’

The blockchain-backed 'local currencies' enable smooth trade in communities and spur economic activity. → Read More

U.N. awards Cyndi Lauper first social justice prize for LGBT+ work

LONDON, November 29, 2019 – (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.S. singer Cyndi Lauper, who is set to win the United Nations’ new social justice award, said on Wednesday that her drive to end LGBT+ homelessness began in support of family and friends. Best known for her ’80s-era pop hits, Lauper will receive the United Nations inaugural High Note Global Prize on Dec. 10 – Human Rights Day – for the… → Read More

Virtual goldmine: In-game goods fuel debate over digital ownership

The video games market is set to more than double in value to $300 billion by 2025, data and analysis company GlobalData estimates. → Read More

Tolerance towards LGBT+ people seen rising globally

LGBT+ people have seen a rise in tolerance in almost every region of the world over the last decade, according to an index released on Monday. → Read More

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post

SINGAPORE-FAKENEWS/ (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post → Read More

Wealth alone won’t save countries from climate change

Preparation is key, researchers say. → Read More

Mental health at risk as California wildfire threat grows

PARADISE, California - Tasha Ritza lost her house, her job and her hometown on the day a wildfire destroyed Paradise, California. A year later, her life is still in tatters, she said. → Read More

Cameroon: Sacked, Shunned and Suicidal

Cameroonian athlete Thierry Essamba still trains every day, even though he has little hope of reviving a career cut off when he was ousted from the national squad in a scandal over homosexuality. → Read More