Unusually dry weather is making Argentine farmers nervous as they wait for October rains to revive parched corn crops, adding to uncertainty around next month’s presidential election that could see business-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri lose power.
Argentine farmers 'sailing without a compass' amid political uncertainty, dry weather
China’s Environment Ministry said on Friday that the anti-pollution campaign for this year’s autumn-winter heating season will set stricter emissions targets for cities that had higher concentrations of damaging particles last time around.
China to set stricter targets for polluting cities in heating season
Doctors at state-run hospitals across Sri Lanka began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, demanding that the government resolve what they say is a salary “injustice.”
Sri Lankan doctors strike over salary ‘injustice’
South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a set of measures to tackle demographic challenges in areas ranging from the military to schools as Asia's fourth-largest economy faces a rapidly aging population resulting from its chronically low birthrate.
South Korea unveils measures to cope with population decline
An attack on the World Health Organization (WHO) by US politicians accusing it of being corrupted by drug companies is making it even more difficult to get morphine to millions of people dying in acute pain in poor countries, said experts in the field.
US attack on WHO 'hindering morphine drive in poor countries'
Conflicts, the worsening climate crisis, a decline in mental health and online misinformation are among the biggest emerging global threats to children, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned.
Conflicts, climate change, mental illness among ‘biggest emerging threats to children,' UNICEF warns
Oil and gas executives are holding an exclusive invitation-only forum with environmentalists and government representatives on the sidelines of the UN climate summit, in what critics have condemned as an attempt to influence negotiations in favor of fossil fuel companies.
Fossil fuel execs to hold invitation-only forum at UN climate summit
China said it will try to persuade other countries to support “nature-based solutions” to tackle the root causes of climate change, the country said in a position paper published ahead of a United Nations summit in New York.
China to tackle climate change with 'nature-based solutions'
The ancestor of some of the largest flying birds ever has been found in Waipara, North Canterbury.
Scientists discover one of world's oldest bird species at Waipara, New Zealand
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is a lucrative business largely driven by criminal networks that threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people who try to stop them, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.
Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds

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