Rome, Italy
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With about nine billion birds slaughtered every year, the United States eats more chicken than any other country, and its growing consumption of the meat is harming the environment.

Now former chef Matthew Wadiak is hoping to make raising chickens more environmentally friendly,


The most powerful typhoon to hit Tokyo in decades plowed into northern Japan early on Sunday after fierce rain and wind paralysed the capital, led to four deaths, millions under evacuation warnings, rivers flooded and normally busy streets deserted.

Authorities lifted rain and flood warnings for

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The mayor one of Britain's largest cities has launched an innovative fund aimed at tackling social and environmental problems from hungry children to carbon emissions.

The £10 million venture - the first of its kind in the UK - launched on Wednesday aims to

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Too much of the world is still addicted to coal power even as climate change "threatens the viability of human societies", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday, singling out Asian nations over their ongoing use of the fossil fuel.

The UN chief

Vatican City

Cardinal John Henry Newman, a Catholic convert who was able to bridge the divide with the Anglican Church and was among the most respected theologians of the 19th century, will become a saint on Sunday (13th October), as Catholicism faces new divisions from within.

“Some people

The World Council of Churches has condemned the violence in Syria after the Turkish military launched an operation in the country's north-east this week.

Tens of thousands of people have reportedly fled their homes amid fears of a humanitarian disaster and renewed attacks by terror group, the so-called

Vatican City

Catholic women attending the summit of bishops at the Vatican on the Amazon region praised the climate of inclusivity and openness ushered in by Pope Francis but insisted that equality demands they also have a right to vote.

“As many other religious women, we believe

Istanbul, Turkey/Beirut, Lebanon

Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes in north-east Syria on Friday in an offensive against Kurdish militia that has raised the prospect of a humanitarian disaster and questions about US President Donald Trump's policy in the region.

The Kurds, who recaptured swathes

Oslo, Norway

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts which ended two decades of hostility with longtime enemy Eritrea.

Though Africa's youngest leader still faces big challenges, he has in under two years in power begun


A powerful storm approached Japan on Friday, threatening to batter its capital with the heaviest rain in 60 years, disrupting a Formula One Grand Prix and rugby's World Cup and raising fears of transport chaos.

Typhoon Hagibis, which means "speed" in the Philippine language Tagalog, is due

Copenhagen, Denmark
Thomson Reuters Foundation

From electric buses to pollution-sucking urban gardens, cities around the world are experimenting with ways to ensure global climate goals are met, as they account for about three-quarters of planet-warming emissions, according to the United Nations.

A flower grower carries




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