Luciano Oliveira, a bricklayer, gazes at the floor of his tiny wood shack, which is one of thousands of makeshift settlements that comprise a massive squat in this suburb of Sao Paulo.
Mass occupation underscores Brazil's poverty, creates angst
Whangarei advocates say they haven't seen any change in the number of children living in poverty in New Zealand despite the Child Poverty Monitor 2017 reporting a drop in the past year.
No decline in child poverty in New Zealand
At this festive time of year when social media traffic increases exponentially, it seems pertinent to ask, is it ruining our lives?
Is social media really all that bad?
By Clare Beaumont-Adam*
Supporting female entrepreneurs crucial
The government is to allow Britain’s £2 trillion workplace pension schemes to dump their shares in oil, gas and coal companies more easily, empowering them to take investment decisions to fight climate change.
Boost for fossil fuel divestment as UK eases pension rules
Newcastle, the world’s largest coal export port, must ‘urgently’ diversify its traffic, the port’s incoming chairman has said, warning that the “long-term outlook for coal is a threat to the port”.
World's biggest coal export port announces shift away from coal
China plans to roll out nationwide by 2020 a system that forces polluters to repair damage to the environment or pay compensation, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Sunday.
China to roll out nationwide scheme to make polluters repair damage
Travelers have a lot to consider when planning a trip home for the holidays — Will the flight have Wi-Fi? Who will feed the cat while I’m gone? — but one thing they might not think about is the impact their traveling has on the environment.
Stop traveling to save environment
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever, with more than half now living in extreme poverty, and over three quarters living below the poverty line, according to the findings of a major UN study.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon falling deeper in poverty

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