31st August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The world is hurtling toward an unprecedented hunger crisis. "As many as 132 million more people than previously projected could go hungry in 2020, and this year’s gain may be more than triple any increase this century. The pandemic is upending food supply chains,...

29th August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Flooding caused by heavy rains in Niger has killed at least 45 people this week and forced more than 226,000 from their homes. "Niger's western region has been hardest hit by days of torrential rain that caused the Niger River to overflow, essentially shutting down...

28th August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The world’s rich economies experienced the deepest contraction in at least six decades in the spring, according to fresh data published Wednesday, while continuing outbreak of the novel coronavirus mean their path back to pre-pandemic levels of output likely will be...

27th August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Unprecedented torrential rains wreaked havoc once again in Karachi on Tuesday, which was battered already by the last week’s heavy rains, overwhelming the city and plunging its main thoroughfares and practically most of the city under knee-deep water... "...345...

26th August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Having rushed to engineer a massive policy response to the initial virus shock which briefly threatened to unleash a financial crisis, the world’s leading central banks face the next economic phase of the pandemic with a dwindling arsenal of monetary weapons and...

25th August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Yemen faces a new catastrophe from torrential rain and flooding that have devastated the country for the past three months, the UN warned on Sunday. "Flash floods have killed at least 148 people, left more than 300,000 homeless and destroyed property, crops and...

24th August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"In parts of Kenya, the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has been so catastrophic that people have started to kill endangered wildlife for food. "Last week, The Telegraph trekked with rangers through the Tsavo conservation area... and found a Masai...

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21st August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Greenland’s ice sheet lost a record amount of mass last year, according to a study published on Thursday, a finding that could prompt scientists to redefine their worst-case scenario as they assess the effects of climate change. "That loss of 532 gigatons of ice -...

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