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Food Security: Race to Prevent Famine As Drought and Food Crisis Plague Africa's Sahel

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An estimated 10 million people are struggling with growing food shortages in Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, which have all declared emergencies and appealed for international assistance. Aid agencies and governments are now bracing to reach remote communities before the situation deteriorates into a famine.
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

Global Perspectives: How Dry Weather in Argentina Could Affect Chicken Prices in Chicago

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A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

The Stream, January 26: The Shale Boom and the Economy

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The International Energy Agency will make shale gas recommendations…

The Stream, December 30: Great Lakes Water Levels May Drop

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Water levels are expected to rise on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario…

Price Volatility: Food and Water Insecurities Require Deep Pockets

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Adding pressure to already strained budgets, the price of food is expected to remain high and quite volatile on the heels of this year's extreme floods and droughts. Though price increases are occurring globally, they are hitting hardest in the developing world.

The Stream, November 28: Drought in Mexico

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Mexico's worst drought in seven decades is battering farmland…

The Stream, November 2: Weather Extremes Will Worsen

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Costly weather extremes such as drought and floods are becoming…

The Stream, October 12: Biofuels Spur Hunger

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U.S. government support for biofuels and inaction on climate…

The Stream, September 15: Business and the Environment

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U.S. coal companies have donated $1.5 million to House Speaker…

The Stream, August 17: Invasive Species in Lake Michigan

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Has Lake Michigan become unfishable? The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel…

The Stream, July 21: UN Declares Famine in Somalia

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The United Nations has declared famine in two regions of southern…

The Stream, July 20: The Climate-Food Connection

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture urges more study of the climate-food…