Chile’s new sexual freedom leads to spike in AIDS cases

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POSITIVE. Chilean AIDS patient Carolina Del Real, 37, prepares coffee at her home in Santiago on April 27, 2018. Photo by MArtin Bernetti/AFP

Chile has the highest rate of HIV cases in Latin America – some 5,816 new cases registered last year, a jump of 96 percent since 2010

SANTIAGO, Chile (May 31, 2018) — The winds of change are blowing through Chile where a youthful sexual revolution is shattering taboos – but also sparking an explosion of HIV cases that has set off alarm bells in the traditionally conservative Latin American country. Continue reading Chile’s new sexual freedom leads to spike in AIDS cases

Margaret Atwood: women will bear brunt of dystopian climate future

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Margaret Atwood is speaking at the British Library as part of Under Her Eye, a women and climate festival. Photograph: Liam Sharp

Booker prize-winning author predicts climate reality will not be far from scenarios imagined in her post-apocalyptic fiction

May 31, 2018 — Climate change will bring a dystopian future reminiscent of one of her “speculative fictions”, with women bearing the brunt of brutal repression, hunger and war, the Booker prize-winning author Margaret Atwood is to warn. Continue reading Margaret Atwood: women will bear brunt of dystopian climate future

Global funds back desert solar to bring power to 250 million Africans

Villagers gathering in the Sahel Region, Burkina Faso. (Photo: Adam Jones)

Desert to Power project aims to expand solar power across the Sahel region, where electricity access remains critically low

May 31, 2018 — A quarter of a billion Africans could be provided with solar power from the desert, claim organizations behind a new partnership in the Sahel region. Continue reading Global funds back desert solar to bring power to 250 million Africans