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The cruelty of climate change: Africa's poor hit the hardest

Last December, 195 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) agreed in Paris to cut greenhouse gas emissions ... Lack of access to cooking fuel has a major impact on ... read more

Atlantic Canadians hardest hit by housing, living costs

And yet, Atlantic Canadians — with the notable exception of Newfoundlanders — are among the hardest hit of all Canadians ... the housing prices are lower but the distribution of incomes . . . puts pre... read more

$4 Gasoline Could Cripple The U.S. Economy

As prices rise and ... the country's household debt. (Click to enlarge) The FT put it another way... (Click to enlarge) As the chart above shows, middle-income families - aka the engine of consumption ... read more

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Rising temperatures to carry big price tag in steamy Sri Lanka

Already steamy Colombo is expected to be one of the South Asian cities hardest hit ... outdoor workers or the poor unable to afford air conditioning, for instance, particularly hard hit, and energy co... read more

Consumer advocates worried rising gas prices will hit low-income earners hard

But it appears prices are set to go up anyway, regardless of the IPART decision. Gavin Dufty from St Vincent de Paul says it is difficult to project how much prices will rise. "I think the hardest hit ... read more

Four ways an Australian housing bubble could burst

The Conversation, CC BY-ND The cycle between delinquencies and tightening bank lending standards continues and as a result there’s a noticeable drop in loan supply and a fall in house prices. Househol... read more

Lehman collapse reshaped Colorado economy, for better and worse

Home prices and rents are much higher in metro Denver than they were before the crisis after housing swung from a surplus to a shortage. Wage gains have not kept pace, leaving more households stretche... read more

Chicago Weather: Winter Storm Live Updates

The hardest hit ... 1:58 p.m. Cook County Weather Preparation Cook County sent out an alert reminding residents to take caution when driving during the winter storm. The statement recommends storing a ... read more

Reid calls on lenders to halt foreclosures in all 50 states

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called on major lenders to halt ... He emphasized, "My primary focus is to protect Nevada homeowners who have been hardest hit by foreclosures in the most re... read more

Propane Shortages Leave Many U.S. Homeowners in the Cold

Prices for heating oil, the fuel used by 6 percent of U.S. homes (mostly in the Northeast), also hit a record high this week of $4.18 a gallon. In the hardest ... households would pay more than double ... read more

Climate Change Complicates Efforts to End Poverty

Climate change ... gas prices by 44 percent, it also introduced programs to mitigate the effect of higher energy prices through subsidized rice, free health care, cash assistance to poor students and ... read more

Global warming: More insects, eating more crops

Losses are projected to rise by 10 to 25% per degree of warming ... "The overall picture is, if you're growing a lot of food in a temperate region, you're going to be hit hardest," said Merrill. "I ho... read more

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