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04 Nov 2014 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:45 GMT

Author: Kagondu Njagi

GONDAR, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When increasingly erratic weather ruined his crops of maize, wheat and barley in highland Maksegni, the middle-aged farmer migrated to Metemma, in northwest Ethiopia, to look for work in the lowland area’s commercial sesame and cotton plantations.

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23 Apr 2014 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:45 AM
Author: Kizito Makoye

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tanzania is enlisting climate data in a new approach to curbing malaria.

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18 Sep 2012 description
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By Laurie Goering

LONDON (AlertNet) - Malnutrition is likely to be the most serious health threat linked to climate shifts in the coming decades, as farmers struggle to cope with more unpredictable weather, a top health expert has said.

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30 Aug 2012 description
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By Soumaila T. Diarra

BAROUELI, Mali (AlertNet) – Many Malian villages are struggling to cope with health problems made worse by a chronic lack of rain and spreading conflict, with a rising number of children suffering from malnutrition, aid workers say.

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28 May 2012 description
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By Pius Sawa

NAROK, Kenya (AlertNet) – Living at the edge of Kenya’s massive Mau forest complex, Emmanuel Kosen, has been around long enough to see some dramatic changes in the local climate.

“There is a very big difference today compared to those (old) days,” says Kosen, a grey-haired resident of Eor-Enkitok village. “It is too hot nowadays, unlike those days when it used to be very cold.”

27 Apr 2012 description
report AlertNet

By Thin Lei Win

Killer health problems such as diarrhoea, malnutrition, malaria and dengue are highly sensitive to climate change and could worsen in the coming decades, health experts agree. But how, where and to what extent remains unclear.

More than 140,000 lives lost per year - that’s the number of excess deaths global warming since the 1970s was causing by 2004, according to the World Health Organisation.

20 Apr 2012 description
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By Thin Lei Win

HANOI (AlertNet) – Tens of thousands of small ponds in coastal zones that are the main sources of fresh water for millions of poor Bangladeshis are under threat from climate-induced hazards, initial research findings suggest.

21 Mar 2012 description
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By Samuel Nota

LONDON (AlertNet) - The impacts of climate change won’t only be apparent on the planet itself, but on human health as well, according to a group of doctors who warn that worldwide increases in climate change-related asthma, allergies and a range of other health problems are on the way.

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24 Jan 2012 description
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By Ana Belluscio

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AlertNet) – Mexico’s Laguna Region is famed as the country’s largest milk-producing area. But overexploitation of groundwater resources has combined with the effects of climate change to give the region a more dubious distinction. The remaining water supplies are contaminated with arsenic, and related rates of cancer are well above the national average.

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02 Jun 2011 description
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By Abjata Khalif

DADAJIBULA, Kenya (AlertNet) – An unprecedented drought is destroying the livelihoods of communities across northern Kenya, among them traditional healers and medicine men, who are at a loss to know how to respond.

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