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Climate Change Boosts Conflict Risk, Floods, Hunger: UN Report

Climate Change Boosts Conflict Risk, Floods, Hunger: UN Report

AFP (Mar. 31, 2014) Ignorance is "no longer a good excuse" says a UN panel in a landmark report on climate change -- but critics call the findings a 'missed opportunity". Duration: 00:56 Video provided by AFP
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World Faces 'water-Energy' Crisis: UN

World Faces 'water-Energy' Crisis: UN

AFP (Mar. 21, 2014) Surging populations and economies in the developing world will cause a double 'crunch' in demand for water and energy in the coming decades, the United Nations says in a report published on the eve of World Water Day. Duration: 01:22 Video provided by AFP
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Food Inequality Won't Slow Whole Foods, Sprouts

Food Inequality Won't Slow Whole Foods, Sprouts

TheStreet (Feb. 26, 2014) Prices may be higher at organic food stores, but that won't slow growth at natural food sellers like Whole Foods and Sprouts, says Joe Dobrow, author of "Natural Prophets". The natural products industry has grown to over $100 billion in the past 25 years as Americans have learned to appreciate the value of healthy eating, says Dobrow. He also says the major food companies like Mondelez and Nestle are joining in the trend by buying successful natural food operators and growing their brands while letting them keep their values. Video provided by TheStreet
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Loneliness Deadlier Than Impact Of Poverty: Study

Loneliness Deadlier Than Impact Of Poverty: Study

Newsy (Feb. 18, 2014) A new study says loneliness is linked to a 14 percent greater risk of premature death, making it more harmful to health than the impact of poverty. Video provided by Newsy
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