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Laurie Goering

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Recent articles by Laurie:

Innovation rush aims to help farmers, rich and poor, beat climate change

Researchers are putting their heads together to find new high-tech ways for farmers to adapt to a hotter world, wherever they live → Read More

Without climate action, economic growth 'will be reversed', economist warns

As costs of wilder weather and other climate threats soar, → Read More

Mozambique: Storm-Struck Mozambique Must Revamp Climate Preparations

After Cyclone Idai blasted through the Mozambican port of Beira in March, former first lady Graca Machel took a helicopter ride over the city - and was astonished at the devastation. → Read More

Africa: From Fake Rice to Deadly Medicine, African Firm Takes On Counterfeiters

Rice that is ready to cook and rice grains grown as seed for the next crop look remarkably similar. That can tempt the unscrupulous, who pocket big profits by packaging table rice for sale as seed, according to counterfeiting experts. → Read More

Zimbabwe: After Floods Drench Eastern Zimbabwe, Water Shortages Parch Harare

Climate change is bringing more weather extremes, and Zimbabwe this year is suffering from opposite crises at once: floods and drought → Read More

Africa: Proposal for UN to Study Climate-Cooling Technologies Rejected

A push to launch a high-level study of potentially risky technological fixes to curb climate change was abandoned on Thursday at a U.N. environmental conference in Nairobi, as countries including the United States raised objections. → Read More

Prepare now for accelerating climate threats, military officials warn

More frequent disasters, new conflicts and other climate risks could draw in troops at home and abroad, generals and defence officials say → Read More

Africa: Climate Change an 'Imminent' Security Threat, Risk Experts Say

Climate change threats - from worsening water shortages in Iraq and Pakistan to harsher hurricanes in the Caribbean - are a growing security risk and require concerted action to ensure they don't spark new violence, security experts warned Tuesday. → Read More

West Africa: Hike in Record-Dry Months for Africa's Sahel Worries Scientists

Climate change is driving much drier conditions in Africa's Sahel belt, which has experienced a 50-percent hike in record dry months in recent decades, scientists said. → Read More

Africa: Climate Change 'Biggest Global Health Threat' of Century, Doctors Warn

Rising heat and wilder weather linked to climate change make it "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century", with hundreds of millions more people already suffering in the last two decades, medical officials warned Wednesday. → Read More

Staying safe from climate risks makes financial sense, says new commission

"Knowledge is still not being put into practice quickly enough, and knowledge is not shared" By Laurie Goering LONDON, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From irrigating crops with less water to revising building codes to help new infrastructure weather floods and storms, the world needs to invest more in preparing for the accelerating impacts of climate change, experts said on Tuesday.… → Read More

Taking back carbon 'imperative' to stop planet overheating, backers say

LONDON, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With climate-changing emissions still inching higher - and resulting threats from extreme weather surging - sucking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere must become an urgent priority, backers of “carbon removal” efforts say. “The math is quite simple,” Manish Bapna, executive vice president of the Washington-based World Resources Institute, told… → Read More

As climate risks surge, flood barriers rise in Britain

The risks of tidal flooding are worsening across much of Britain - and that is leading to more protective barriers being put in place → Read More

South Africa: In Job-Short South Africa, 'Dating Service' Gets Young People Into Work

South Africa's has huge youth unemployment - but a system to find and prepare for jobs those with the few chances is having an impact → Read More

Heatwave threats rarely an urban priority, even as risks rise

Heatwaves are already a bigger risk in many cities than people realise, experts say → Read More

What’s the right goal - resilience, well-being or transformation?

“How can we claim we are promoting resilience if we’re not paying attention to people’s priorities?” → Read More

South Africa: Fearing Tourist Drought, Cape Town Charts a New Relationship With Water

"Even if it rains tomorrow, we can never go back to the old way of consuming water" → Read More

Fearing tourist drought, Cape Town charts a new relationship with water

"Even if it rains tomorrow, we can never go back to the old way of consuming water" By Laurie Goering LONDON, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Markus Rohner flew into Cape Town's airport this month, he found an unexpected line at the men's washroom. With the city facing an unprecedented water shortage, airport authorities had turned off all the sink taps but one, leaving visitors to… → Read More

Hotter summer highs means cities face increasingly deadly risks

Cities in Europe, East Asia and Australia - including Paris, Moscow and Beijing - face particular risks, researchers say → Read More

Hotter summer highs means cities face increasingly deadly risks

LONDON - Scorching summer days are growing hotter in the world's big cities at a significantly faster pace than the average rise in world temperatures - a trend that could mean more deadly urban heatwaves in years ahead, scientists said. → Read More