Mark Jenkins explores the July 2007 murders of the Virunga mountain gorillas
in a piece in National Geographic
. The piece is accompanied by a stunning photo slideshow
by photographer Brent Stirton.
The Toronto Star
takes a look at female feticide and infanticide in India, and how young women are now being trafficked from rural areas to serve as brides
in areas where the gender gap is widest.
Climate change is responsible for an upswing in malaria in Kenya’s highlands, reports IPS News. “There is a clear correlation between climatic variations and malaria epidemics,” said Dr. Willis Akhwale, head of Kenya’s National Malaria Control Programme.
A New York Times article explores the causes of low birthrates in Europe—and particularly low ones in southern Europe.
The World Health Organization has released Safer water, better health, the first report to provide country-level estimates of the burden of disease caused by unsafe water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene.