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Hunger in the News

Today's top headlines:

International
Big Rise in Afghan Child Migrants. United Nations aid agencies are increasingly concerned about the number of children from Afghanistan migrating across Europe alone. [BBC]

Indian Budget Sets Out 'Prudent Vision.' India's finance minister is seeking to please the middle classes with his latest budget. But his proposals may not address the needs of the underprivileged… [BBC]

Net Puts Kenya at Centre of Chile Rescue Efforts.[O]n Saturday, within an hour of the massive quake, volunteers at a crisis group called Ushahidi sprang into action. [BBC]

Domestic
Blame Yesterday's Reforms for Today's Gridlocked Congress. Congress just got a lot more done in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s than in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Why? [CNN]

Food Sellers Signal Weak Recovery. The weak recovery rippled through the food chain Thursday… [The Wall Street Journal]

More People Apply for Energy Assistance to Help with Heating. A record number of U.S. households are applying for help to pay home heating bills… [USA Today]

Climate Change/Environment
Carmakers' Next Crutch: Green Subsidies. At this year's motor show there will hardly be a single exhibit that does not display petrol-electric hybrids or all-electric cars. [BBC]

The Green Jobs Myth. [H]ow valid is the assumption that a "clean-energy" economy will generate enough jobs to mitigate today's high level of unemployment… [The Washington Post]

A Clean Energy Triple Play. We are building the new Michigan economy, piece by piece, town by town, in communities across the state. [Huffington Post]

 

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