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Locust Plague Devouring Madagascar, $41M Needed To Combat Infestation
2013-03-28 08:11:51

A plague has gripped Madagascar and a UN body says the country will need $41 million over three years to help fight off an infestation that has gripped more than half of the world’s fourth-largest island.

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2011-04-07 11:22:02

After unrest in the Arab world and Japan’s natural disasters, new increases in food prices are in sight as demand grows and supplies tighten.

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2011-02-03 07:16:48

A top expert with the United Nations said Wednesday that forests around the world could start expanding again within a few years.

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2010-11-18 08:50:00

Food import bills for the world's poorest countries are predicted to increase by 11 percent this year, and unless the production of key crops increases by a sizable margin in 2011, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns that things could get significantly worse.

2008-07-08 09:00:46

World Food Day 2008 theme to consider challenges to food security ROME, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Rarely has World Food Day assumed greater meaning than at the present time, as rapidly rising food prices risk increasing the number of hungry people, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.

2008-06-19 09:00:44

UN urges Africa to seek solutions to avert soaring food prices NAIROBI, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations food agency on Tuesday called on African governments to urgently come up with solutions to curb the soaring food prices sparked by surge in energy and commodities prices by increasing their production.

2005-11-14 10:30:55

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday.

2005-11-14 10:29:54

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.