To Slow World Hunger, It Will Take More Than Ukrainian Grain Exports

The departure of a grain-filled vessel from Odesa was hailed as a victory against global hunger. But experts say the crisis is so big that no single advance can reverse it.

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Cyclone Batsirai Leaves Devastation and Death in Madagascar

The island nation was still reeling from the effects of Tropical Storm Ana when the new storm struck, killing more than 20 people and displacing thousands.

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Climate Change Not a Driver of Madagascar Drought, Analysis Finds

Scientists said the island’s severe dry spell was in line with natural rainfall variability, but the region should still try to bolster its response to dry conditions.

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These Singing Lemurs Have Rhythm

For the first time, researchers have found a nonhuman animal that seems to have a sense of the beat.

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In Madagascar, Endangered Lemurs Find a Private Refuge

Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.

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How Two Russians Got Caught Up in Libya’s War, Now an Action Movie

The Russians, who said they were doing sociology research, were jailed on charges of political meddling. It’s the latest tale of foreign intrigue in Libya.

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Madagascar: A Cornucopia of Beauty

Join us for a visual tour of the island nation of Madagascar, about 90 percent of whose flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth.

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