125 million extra people exposed to heat waves since 2000
By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle
OSLO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Climate change has caused severe harm to human health since the year 2000 by stoking more heat waves, the spread of some mosquito-borne diseases and under-nutrition as crops fail, scientists said on Tuesday.
STOCKHOLM, Aug 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world needs to use water more efficiently rather than exhausting invisible underground supplies and blindly exporting "virtual water" to avert a global crisis that would undermine food and energy systems, a leading expert warned.
TEPIC, Mexico, Aug 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries need to quadruple spending to $150 billion a year to deliver universal safe water and sanitation, helping to reduce childhood disease and deaths while boosting economic growth, said the World Bank.
The results of the Guardian Data/Google competition are in and this is our winner. We asked you to visualise for us how aid flows around the world - and we received so many great entries we will be showcasing more here. But the winner is Aidan Berentsen with this guide to aid spending around the world by agency which uses data from the International Aid Transparency Initiative. 'Watch the flow' to see aid over time and click on the icons at the bottom to see the map in different ways ... Read more about See how the world's aid flows with our competition winner
"When you imagine people living densely packed, you may think of New York City. But a new report from the Census Bureau shows California is home to the most densely populated metro areas in the United States," according to KPBS.
That ranking takes the population of the entire metropolitan area, and divides it by the land area of the entire metropolitan area, to provide a summary figure for the metro area (not the city).
Our global long-term Electric Vehicle Outlook (EVO) forecasts passenger EV adoption out to 2040 and the impact that electrification will have on automotive and power markets, as well as on fossil fuel displacement and demand for key materials. The EVO 2017 report updates our view of future lithium-ion battery prices and how this will affect the economics of different vehicle segments. It also looks at important upcoming EV models, and analyzes the impact of car sharing, ride hailing and autonomous driving. ... Read more about Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017