For the past two weeks heavy rains in Malawi have resulted in floods in most areas of the country. The worst affected are the Southern Region districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe, Zomba and Blantyre, where homes, crops, livestock and household property have been damaged.
The list of 2010 MacArthur Award winners is out, and it includes Marla Spivak, an entomologist who first fell in love with bees as a teen. She plans to use the $500,000 prize to help protect her beloved bees from pesticides, parasites and disease.
When the UNs Food and Agriculture Organization released new world hunger estimates earlier this month, which showed a drop in the number of malnourished, at least one person took issue with the stats. William Easterly, NYU economics
A freak storm hit Port-au-Prince Friday, killing three adults and two children and injuring others as trees, billboards and tent homes collapsed in winds well under tropical-storm strength. It's a frightening reminder that there are several weeks
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote an op-ed article this week, on the heels of the United Nations meeting to discuss global poverty. It's been 10 years since the U.N. adopted the Millennium Development Goals, and we're not doing so
Aerial photo of camps in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 2010. By Timo Luege/IASC Haiti Shelter Cluster. Design Observer has an essay by Deborah Gans, an architect and instructor at Pratt Institute. She proposes that today's
Poverty can be dangerous in all kinds of ways we don't normally think about. Take cooking dinner, for instance. The job falls to woman in most parts of the world, and that job is often a smoky, choking chore conducted over open flames. It's
Photos and video by Edwin Rocha Interim CEO Charles Stewart, in a speech in Saut Mathurine earlier this month, acknowledged the hard work and resilience of Heifer participants and partners in this small village in the south of Haiti as they
by WorldLink staff ?What are some ways to connect with both your community and the source of your food when living in a city? In this video from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, chef Bryant Terry discusses the rise of urban farming and its
Photo by Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records/AP Meet Swallow, an 11-year-old Dexter cow (an Irish breed) from the Yorkshire region of northern England that stands only 33 inches tall, hind to foot. The Guinness World Records book just