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Solar-irrigated farms face an unexpected threat in Zimbabwe: hungry elephants

Drought in the African country is forcing elephants to find food and water in new areas. → Read More

A year after Kerala floods, many survivors are even ‘afraid to hear the sound of rain’

The 2018 calamity left in its wake a mental health crisis that the authorities are trying to address with community-based care. → Read More

UK mall scans shoppers in facial-recognition trial

Meadowhall in the northern city of Sheffield, which attracts more than 25 million visitors a year, used the surveillance with police in 2018, according to its owners British Land. → Read More

US gov't contractors could refuse LGBT+ workers under new US religious exemption

NEW YORK - U.S. businesses with federal government contracts would be allowed not to hire LGBT+ candidates on religious grounds under a proposed rule announced on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor. → Read More

Even in cities, natural signs can warn of floods, researchers find

Rainfall patterns, ant behaviour and the flowering of baobab trees can signal that a storm is on the way. → Read More

'Flight shame' website spells out emissions toll on global climate

NEW YORK - Getting ready to cruise in first class from New York to Beijing? That will be 15.6 square meters of Arctic ice down the drain, thank you. Enjoy your flight. → Read More

In Singapore, community gardens are helping the elderly deal with depression and loneliness

In the ageing country, the government has rolled out an allotment garden scheme to foster closer social bonds. → Read More

UK found sending home dozens of slavery victims despite re-trafficking fears

Most of the ex-slaves who were subjected to enforced returns or left voluntarily since 2014 came from Albania, Vietnam, the Philippines, Nigeria, China and Romania, the FOI data revealed. → Read More

Sharp rise in Brazilian deforestation undeniable, says sacked research chief

Sacking of Ricardo Galvao seen as a dangerous attack on one of the key pillars of Brazil's fight against climate change – the use of data from satellite imagery to measure and combat deforestation → Read More

Travel yes, marry no - What Saudi women still can't do

In 2017, Saudi Arabia lifted a longstanding ban on women driving that was seen as an emblem of repression. → Read More

Philippines is world's deadliest nation for land rights: campaign group

More than 3 people were murdered each week last year while protecting their land from encroaching industries, a human rights group said on Tuesday, with a 4-fold increase in killings related to conflicts over water. → Read More

The world’s top tourism spots want you to stay home next holiday season

As a surge of selfie-taking visitors ruin neighbourhoods and the environment, there is a growing backlack in cities from Europe to Asia. → Read More

Bangladesh tries new way to aid flood-hit families: cash up front

Low-lying Bangladesh is extremely vulnerable to climate change, and researchers say people like Begum, who live on river islands that erode and form again, far away from the mainland, are on the frontline. → Read More

World's tourist havens crack down as they become victims of own success

As millions of holidaymakers head off for their summer break, increasing numbers of popular destinations are saying they cannot take much more. → Read More

Planning a braai? Not if you want to save the planet

Greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced if large beef and lamb consumers reduced their weekly intake. → Read More

Africa’s largest wind power project opens in northern Kenya

Kenya is considered one of the only African countries making strides in renewable energy. → Read More

Planning a BBQ? Not if you want to save the planet

ROME - Meat sizzling on the barbecue might be synonymous with summer, but consumers should re-think their menus to save the planet, a U.S.-based research group said on Wednesday. → Read More

Most big companies fail to report role in deforestation, charity says

Reporting shortfall comes despite their commitment to lighten their environmental footprint under wider efforts to tackle climate change → Read More

Baptism by toxic water: Mine waste, sewage threaten SA’s worshippers

Worshippers risk a number of health issues including brain damage and skin cancers. → Read More

No papers but a home: Somali women take on SA’s property market

Somali women are renting rooms to other refugees - breaching the law. → Read More