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Climate

How a seed bank, almost lost in Syria's war, could help feed a warming planet.

TERBOL, Lebanon — Ali Shehadeh, a seed hunter, opened the folders with the greatest of care. Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat. He had thousands of these folders stacked neatly in a windowless office, a precious herbarium, containing seeds foraged from across the hot, arid and increasingly inhospitable region known as the Fertile Crescent, the birthplace of farming.

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Toxics

Why malaria is spreading in Venezuela.

A country in economic crisis faces a new challenge

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Justice

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war and climate shocks.

Women, girls and ethnic minorities are most at risk of hunger

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Climate

Climate change did not cause Syrian war.

Climate change did not cause Syrian war

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Water

Rising number of children prey to deadly malnutrition in conflict-hit Mali.

by Kieran Guilbert | KieranG77 | Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Toxics

High marine extinction risk by 2100.

Mass marine extinction may be inevitable. If humans go on burning fossil fuels under the notorious “business as usual” scenario, then by 2100 they will have added so much carbon to the world’s oceans that a sixth mass extinction of marine species will follow, inexorably.

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Toxics

Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction.

Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction

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