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"The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade," says the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in a ...

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Who has the guts to change the system?

Organic farmer Wendy Peter explains why organic farming cannot be compared to industrial farming. She shares that large-scale industrial farming ...

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Growing old before growing rich

Somnath Chatterji is team leader for the multi-country studies program at the WHO (World Health Organisation). We interviewed him for ...

STORY URL: WHO | WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)
http://www.who.int/healthinfo/sage/en/index.html

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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Agroterrorism - the new threat to food security

Food security is increasingly becoming an oxymoron in many parts of the world. From last year’s droughts which decimated ...

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Ducking a Himalayan Tsunami

Noted Indian environmental activist Sunitha Narain, talks about sustainable development in the Himalayas in light of the recent flash floods ...

STORY URL: Reclaiming the Himalayas
The devastating floods in Uttarakhand underscore the problems in the way development is being undertaken in the Himalayas. Sunita Narain, Director General, C...

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Overfishing of the ocean

The condition of the sea is frightening. Since the beginning of industrial fishing in 1960, the stocks of large fish ...

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What's the verdict on nuclear energy?

Following the earthquake-induced tsunami on the north-east coast of Japan in 2011 and the crisis it triggered at the Fukushima ...

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Women have more longevity risk

On average, women live longer and earn less than men. Retirement income usually significantly decreases once husbands pass away. This ...

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Reducing food waste

We have to stop wasting food. Just recently, the UK's Institution of Mechanical Engineers issued statistics showing that every year ...

STORY URL: Global food - Waste not, want not | Institution of Mechanical Engineers
New global food report highlighting losses of over one billion tonnes of food each year.

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Natural Catastrophe risk in Italy

A short violent storm spawned large hail and a powerful tornado in the Emilia Romagna region in Northern Italy near ...

STORY URL: Huge tornado strikes northern Italy
Injuries reported as tornado leaves trail of destruction in northern Italy.

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Better understanding of longevity risks

The portion of elderly people in population becomes larger and larger because of longer life expectancy and decreases of fertility ...

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Financing disaster risks

Each year features new headlines about deadly and devastating catastrophes in different parts of the world with earthquakes in Japan ...

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Underfunded Pension Plans

People spend the younger part of their lives working hard in exchange for a promise from the government or employers ...

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Boost for catastrophe insurance in Italy

Perils, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, just announced that it is including earthquake and flood Italy ...

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