News headlines in January 2016, page 3

  1. Trees are the Earth’s Lungs, Says Guyana’s President, We Must Finance Their Survival

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Jan 22 (IPS) - Guyana's new president, David Granger, sits down with IPS correspondent Desmond Brown to talk about how his country is preparing for climate change – and hoping to avert the worst before it happens.

  2. After a Historic Success, Urgent Challenges Face the WTO

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    GENEVA, Jan 22 (IPS) - In 2015 the international community took some huge strides forward on a number of vital issues.

  3. One Fish, Two Fish and then No Fish in the Caribbean: Reconstruction Urgently Needed

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 21 (IPS) - A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known.

  4. Tanzania: Girls Struggle to Avoid Forced Marriage, Yearn to Learn

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    KAHAMA, Tanzania, Jan 21 (IPS) - Maria was barely 16 when her father removed her from school to marry her off to a man 20 years older than she was just so that the family could receive eleven cows as her dowry.

  5. Caribbean Biodiversity Overheated by Climate Change

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    SANTO DOMINGO, Jan 20 (IPS) - The nearly 7,000 islands and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to thousands of endemic species and are on the migration route of many kinds of birds. Preserving this abundant fauna requires multilateral actions in today's era of global warming.

  6. Science: Not Just a Western Sector, It Can Help Africa Too

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 20 (IPS) - Small-scale farmer Augustine Sibanda has grown resilient tradition sorghum varieties passed down through generations but has increased his yields after he adopted improved seed varieties developed through research.

  7. North Korea Momentarily Escapes Sanctions After Fourth Nuclear Test

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (IPS) - When the UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted a resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea -- immediately following its first nuclear test back in 2006 -- Pyongyang described the punitive measure as "an act of war."

  8. Q&A: Ensuring Food Security for All

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Rome, Italy, Jan 19 (IPS) - Coming from a developing country where, in our generation, we have experienced the devastating effects of food insecurity and the complexity of its root causes, I take to heart the objective of ensuring that during my mandate, CFS will make a ‘real' difference to people's lives. Achieving results is something that we owe each and every undernourished person who today, in 2016 goes to bed hungry. There is still an unacceptable 793 million people in this condition worldwide! Ensuring food security for all is also something that we owe our children.

  9. A Commercial Village Brings Business to Poor Kenyan Farmers

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    BUSIA, Kenya, Jan 19 (IPS) - High incidents of poverty coupled with decreasing land acreage amid a changing climate pouring havoc on weather patterns has compelled farmers in the Tangakona area of Busia County in western Kenya to embrace an innovative initiative to improve livelihoods.

  10. Seven Top Challenges Facing African Women

    Monday, January 18, 2016

    CAIRO, Egypt, Jan 18 (IPS) - Economic exclusion; financial systems that perpetuate their discrimination; limited participation in political and public life; lack of access to education and poor retention of girls in schools; gender-based violence; harmful cultural practices, and exclusion of women from peace tables, are the major standing barriers to achieving gender equality in Africa.