LONDON, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to
share rivers, lakes and aquifers that cross national boundaries
are falling short, raising a growing risk of conflict as global
water supplies run low, researchers warned on Thursday.
BANGKOK, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an
Indian customer of online food delivery service Zomato tweeted
that he had cancelled his order because it had been assigned to
a non-Hindu worker, and his request for a Hindu denied,
thousands weighed in.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
B razil's president Jair Bolsonaro posted on social media that
funding for movies with LGBT+ themes was being suspended, a
decision that was published on Wednesday on the country's
official web site.
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Water
pollution threatens nearly all the globally agreed development
goals to end environmental destruction, poverty and suffering by
2030, economists warned in a report on Tuesday, citing the
largest-ever database on the world's water quality.
MASHABA, Zimbabwe, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
When one of Zimbabwe's first solar mini-grid systems was
installed in this drought-prone village near the Botswana border
in 2016, residents thought their problems were solved.
HONG KONG, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more
than a century, countries have raced to build the world's
tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now, a quiet contest
in constructing tall wooden buildings, from Amsterdam to Tokyo,
underlines growing environmental concerns over concrete.
NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on the
sale of plastic water bottles went into effect at San Francisco
International Airport in California on Tuesday, in line with the
city's efforts to reduce single use plastics often identified as
a contributor to climate change.
LONDON, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children in
England are sleeping in converted shipping containers and
rooming houses, environments that are often dangerous and far
from their schools, a report by the Children's Commissioner for
England found on Wednesday.
LONDON, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobia has
risen in European countries that do not legally recognise
same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian
people has jumped in states where they can marry, research
released on Wednesday showed.
NAIROBI, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya will
become the first African country to recognise its intersex
population in a census on Saturday that counts people born with
a sexual anatomy that does not fit typical definitions for male
or female bodies, according to a top official.