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Africa's "Green Wall" also makes economic sense


The Sahel extends south of the Sahara from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east of Africa. Vast areas of the formerly fertile region are now virtually uncultivated. Reasons are droughts, poor agricultural cultivation methods as well as overuse due to the growing demand for food and ...


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Simple treatment during pregnancy can protect baby from memory problems in later life, study in rats suggests


A new study in laboratory rats has discovered a direct link between low oxygen in the womb and impaired memory function in the adult offspring. It also finds that anti-oxidant supplements during pregnancy may protect against this. Low oxygen in the womb - known as chronic fetal hypoxia - is one ...


NC may test food near Chemours plant for industrial chemical


North Carolina regulators are discussing tests to measure how much of a little-studied industrial compound may have gotten into backyard garden vegetables near a plant that's been producing that and similar chemicals for decades, a state environmental official said Monday. State agencies are ...


EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops


The Trump Administration on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on food after a government review ...


Iron supplements in the fight against lead


Targeted iron supplements in biscuits can achieve a striking reduction in the level of lead in children’s blood in regions with high exposure to this toxic heavy metal. This has been demonstrated for the first time by an ETH-led research group in a study of schoolchildren in Morocco. Lead is a ...


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Oetker Group donates €100,000 to SOS-Kinderdorf for emergency aid measures in Ecuador

Emergency aid following the earthquake disaster in the north of the country


On April 16, 2016, a severe earth-quake shook the north of Ecuador, causing major damage in the epicenter (province of Manabi) and peripheral regions. Ac-cording to estimates, between 70,000 and 100,000 people are affected by the earthquake and between 3,000 and 5,000 people are in need of ...


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