‘Famines and Troubles’ Category

Antibiotics in animal feed contribute to drug-resistant germs: Study

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 — Use of antibiotics in farm animal feed is helping drive the worldwide increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report…. 0

Papua New Guinea food shortage leads parents to ‘sell children for rice’

A young Papua New Guinean dancer in Port Moresby CREDIT: GETTY A severe food shortage in the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea… 0

NASA finds: Mediterranean drought ‘worst in 900 years’

For January 2012, brown shades show the decrease in water storage from the 2002-2015 average in the Mediterranean region. Units in centimeters.. (photo… 0

Deutsche Bank: It’s time to buy gold

Gold is still expensive, but rising economic risks and market turmoil mean investors should buy it for insurance, Deutsche Bank said Friday. Famines… 0

Where the River Runs Dry

Lake Mead, which forms the border between Nevada and Arizona, thirty miles from Las Vegas. The lake is fed by the Colorado and… 0

Infographic 172 drought maps reveal just how thirsty California has become

Much of California is mired in extreme and exceptional drought. (Los Angeles Times) It doesn’t take much to understand why California is so… 0

Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century ‘mega-drought’

Global warming will bring the “unprecedented” risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of… 0

‘There Is Nothing Left’

MINAMISANRIKU, Miyagi Prefecture—When a giant tsunami of more than 10 meters high crashed into the shores of this quiet fishing village Friday, hundreds,… 0

Decline of honey bees now a global phenomenon, says United Nations

The mysterious collapse of honey-bee colonies is becoming a global phenomenon, scientists working for the United Nations have revealed.

Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050, experts say

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A growing, more affluent population competing for ever scarcer resources could make for an “unrecognizable” world by 2050, researchers warned… 11

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