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Climate Doomsday – Another Step Closer

Thursday, October 27, 2016

ROME, Oct 27 (IPS) - Almost inadvertently, humankind is getting closer everyday to the point of no-return towards what could be called the ‘climate doomsday'.

Funding Lags to Combat Land Degradation

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NAIROBI, Oct 26 (IPS) - Land degradation already affects millions of people, bringing biodiversity loss, reduced availability of clean water, food insecurity and greater vulnerability to the harsh impacts of climate change.

Kenya Greens Drylands to Combat Land Degradation

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NAIROBI, Oct 25 (IPS) - Faced with growing degradation that is swallowing large swathes of land in arid and semiarid areas, Kenya is heavily investing in rehabilitation efforts to stave off the threat of desertification.

World Must Tackle the Biggest Killer of Whales – and it’s not Whaling

Monday, October 24, 2016

Portoroz, Slovenia, Oct 24 (IPS) - Every two years, governments from across the globe gather to debate the fate of the world's whales. And every two years, Japan, Norway and Iceland find themselves in the firing line for their refusal to end commercial whaling.

Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Sunday, October 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (IPS) - As Haiti reels from another disaster once again, many are questioning the humanitarian system and looking for long-term solutions with Haitians at the heart of response.

Governments and Social Movements Disagree on Future of Cities

Friday, October 21, 2016

QUITO, Oct 21 (IPS) - The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the alternative forums held by social organisations ended in the Ecuadorean capital with opposing visions regarding the future of cities and the fulfillment of rights in urban areas.

Changing Climate Threatens World's Smallholder Farmers

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can also help to fight it, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Water Bodies Central to Urban Flood Planning

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (IPS) - "The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour," says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.

Q&A: Land Degradation Could Force 135 Million to Migrate in Next 30 Years

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns that are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.

Indigenous Land Rights Bring Economic, not just Environmental Benefits

Monday, October 17, 2016

Oct 17 (IPS) - Secure indigenous land rights not only bring environmental benefits, they can also foster economic development, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute.

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