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First Nation people feed starving grizzlies in British Columbia

The impacts of the climate crisis on the food chain are already evident in British Columbia, Canada. With winter fast approaching, one family of starving grizzly bears are being fed farm-raised salmon by First Nation people.

Climate crisis a factor in die-off of thousands of tufted puffins

Thousands of tufted puffins in the Bering Sea are dead partly because of starvation and stress brought on by changing climate conditions, researchers say.

Fears mount as migrating West Coast grey whales washing up dead

Since January this year, 31 migrating grey whales have washed up dead along the West Coast of North America, from Baja California to Puget Sound, and their next destination is British Columbia.

World hunger on the rise again due to conflict and climate events

Rome - The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Monday that conflict and climate change are the main contributing factors behind the rising number of people suffering from poverty and hunger in the world today.

Famine update: Four regions of the world at risk for starvation

Four regions in Africa were singled out last month by the U.N. General-Secretary in a $4.4 billion appeal to avert catastrophic starvation and death. The four regions also share a common thread tying them to their circumstances - violent conflict.

Famine inches closer as drought and hunger in Somalia worsens

Mogadishu - International aid on a large scale is needed to avert an imminent disaster unfolding in Somalia. With two years of drought in an already arid region, food insecurity, and internal violence and conflict, Somalia is sinking into famine.

White-nose syndrome has crossed the Rocky Mountains

Seattle - White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a particularly nasty fungal disease that has so far killed off over 7 million bats in the eastern U.S. since it mysteriously appeared 10 years ago. Recent evidence now shows it has spread across the country.

Fewer sea lion pup standings this year — They are already dead

In Chile and California this year, sea lion pup strandings are down significantly from last year, but this is actually bad news. The youngsters aren't washing ashore hungry, sick and disorientated because most of them are dead.

Starvation, neglect, years of conflict affect Gaza's zoo animals

Gaza - The six makeshift zoos in Gaza have deteriorated to the point that the remaining animals are starving and terribly neglected. The owners have no money to buy food for the creatures, let alone provide veterinary care, and so the animals die, one by one.

South Sudan — The refugee crisis the world doesn't talk about

With the world focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and terrorist attacks, a small African country, formed just four years ago, is engulfed in civil war. But it is the tens of thousands of people fleeing the war that are now in desperate straits.

Heat tolerant beans could help alleviate poverty

A loss of crops and protein as a result of social, economic and climatic changes poses a new challenge for world hunger. A research group are addressing this with new plant lines to provide beans.

UN issues report recommending insects for human consumption

Responding to global hunger concerns, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is recommending the incorporation of insects into human diets.

World wide focus on Somalia's plight only way to make a change

As the crisis in Somalia worsens more nations are sending government officials to see for themselves the need. What they are seeing with their own eyes tears at their hearts knowing that the children they touch most likely will not survive the ordeal.

Parents facing charges of murder and starving child in a cage

Gloucester - Virginia police stumbled upon a caged girl who was naked and covered in bed sores and feces during a robbery investigation last Thursday.

80,000 face starvation in Sudanese refugee camp

Khartoum - Residents of one of the main refugee camps in Darfur, Sudan, are facing starvation as food distribution runs out, a result of a ban on 13 NGO by the Sudanese government following an incident in the camp.

UN food agency cuts Yemen aid, 3.4 million on verge of starvation

Istanbul - The United Nations food agency announced that they were going to cut aid to Yemen because international funds were running dry. This latest news could cut food rations by half, leaving 3.4 million Yemenis to starve.

Mongolia: -50c Temperatures Kills 2 Million Head of Livestock

As extreme winter temperatures fell as low as -50 c nearly 2 million head of livestock have died. Thousands of families in Mongolia could be facing a food and economic insecurity.

FAO Director-General begins hunger strike

On Nov. 14, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf began a 24-hour hunger strike. On Sunday he will be joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Cambodia: One Dead and Six Ill after Eating Poisonous Frogs

One person died and 6 others were treated in the hospital after eating poisonous frogs. This incident is not the first and is blamed on extreme poverty.

Mother Who Creates Child Death Raises Concerns of Responsibility

Child cruelty, killing, rape and endangerment have regularly been on the news. In a case out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania a mother starved her disabled daughter to death. Cases like this raise questions about public responsibility.

Immediate famine threatens 10-million Kenyans

The East-African country of Kenya only has a paltry 1.2 million bags of the staple food maize (corn) in stock - enough to feed its people for only the next two weeks. Ten-million people risk hunger and Kenya has declared a national emergency.

Desperate mother died searching for food for her children in Gaza

A Palestinian mother went out of her refugee camp in Gaza in search for food for her starving children, instead was killed by the Israeli missile attack.

2-year-old left to die after he didn't say 'Amen'

The mother of the two-year-old Javon Thompson didn’t feed her child and left him in a closet for two days for failing to say “Amen”.

Growth Hormone's Link to Starvation May be Longevity Clue

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that starvation blocks the effects of growth hormone via a mechanism that may have implications in treating diabetes and extending life span.

How Snakes Survived Starvation for 2 Years

University of Arkansas researchers have found snakes that survived starvation for up to two years. Researchers say the snakes used unique survival strategies not seen in other vertebrates.

Man that starved mama dog arrested while in court on drug charges

Jamal Carter had an unexpected surprise. While he was in court for on drug dealing charges he was arrested by an ASPCA agent for multiple counts of animal abuse.

Mother Starved Stepdaughters

The two little girls ages 6 and 7 were found by social worker in the family basement.

While people starve Zimbabwe government announce new charities controls

In Zimbabwe the average lifespan for a male is now age 37 and the average lifespan for a female is now age 34. Infant mortality rates are 81 deaths for every 1,000 live births.

Could Global Warming = Mass Starvation?

The news of the last 48 hours has been dominated by the reports from the IPCC about the effects and ramifications of global warming. Now here's a columnist who suggests yet another dire consequence...

Neanderthals May Have Turned to Cannibalism in Attempt to Survive

Starvation and cannibalism were part of everyday life for a population of Neanderthals living in northern Spain 43,000 years ago, a study suggests.
 

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Gray whale calf. Image dated April 29  2019.
Gray whale calf. Image dated April 29, 2019.
Marc Webber/USFWS
Aid workers loading a plane with survival kits for distribution in South Sudan.
Aid workers loading a plane with survival kits for distribution in South Sudan.
UN/FAO
Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) breaching.
Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) breaching.
Merrill Gosho, NOAA
The situation in South Sudan has actually worsened recently. Fighting is continuing and more than fo...
The situation in South Sudan has actually worsened recently. Fighting is continuing and more than four and a half million people are now depending on food aid.
BBC
n Somalia  some 363 000 children under five are malnourished  of whom 71 000 are severely malnourish...
n Somalia, some 363,000 children under five are malnourished, of whom 71,000 are severely malnourished and face a high risk of disease and death.
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Women rush to a feeding centre in Mogadishu. The UN has declared famine throughout Somalia s souther...
Women rush to a feeding centre in Mogadishu. The UN has declared famine throughout Somalia's southern regions and UN agencies have stepped up their support as drought and insecurity have led to a massive displacement of people.
United Nations Organization / Stuart Price
Common Murre ( Uria aalge)  also known as Common Guillemot. Photographed at Alaska SeaLife Center in...
Common Murre ( Uria aalge), also known as Common Guillemot. Photographed at Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska.
DickDaniels (http://carolinabirds.org/)
Over 5.3 million people in South Sudan at risk of starvation in the coming months.
Over 5.3 million people in South Sudan at risk of starvation in the coming months.
UN World Food Program
Dozens of animals have died of thirst or hunger at Khan Younis zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip.
Dozens of animals have died of thirst or hunger at Khan Younis zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip.
Graig Park
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Kenya Red Cross

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