News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    ROME, Jun 19 (IPS) - Enrique Yeves is Director of Communications, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsWe worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted.

    We worry about eating properly, and yet in many countries , poor nutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies are increasingly common. This trend is taking place in the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Africa and in Europe.

  2. Sustainable Land Management, the Formula to Combat Desertification

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    MIDDLE OF THE WORLD CITY, Ecuador, Jun 18 (IPS) - Sustainable land management (SLM) and conservation are the recipes that with different ingredients represent the basis for combating soil degradation, participants in the event to celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD)agreed on Jun. 17 in Ecuador.

  3. You Are More Powerful than You Think!

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    BONN, Jun 14 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.Are you overwhelmed by the depressing news coming at you daily? Conflict, forced migrants, famine, floods, hurricanes, extinction of species, climate change, threats of war … a seemingly endless list. It might surprise you, but you can really make a difference on many of these issues.

  4. Farmers from Central America and Brazil Join Forces to Live with Drought

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    CANDELARIA DE LA FRONTERA, El Salvador, Jun 14 (IPS) - Having a seven-litre container with a filter on the dining room table that purifies the collected rainwater, and opening a small valve to fill a cup and quench thirst, is almost revolutionry for Salvadoran peasant farmer Víctor de León.

  5. VIDEO: World Day to Combat Desertification - Land Has True Value. Invest In It

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    ROME, Jun 13 (IPS) - This video is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17We are witnessing the degradation of about 24% of the planet's land, with water scarcity affecting almost 2 billion people on the planet.

  6. Intelligent Land Use Makes Headway in Latin America

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    SANTIAGO, Jun 13 (IPS) - Consumers can be allies in curbing desertification in Latin America, where different initiatives are being promoted to curtail it, such as sustainable land management, progress towards neutrality in land degradation or the incorporation of the bioeconomy.

  7. When a Grass Towers over the Trees

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 12 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.As governments scramble for corrective options to the worsening land degradation set to cost the global economy a whopping 23 trillion dollars within the next 30 years, a humble grass species, the bamboo, is emerging as the unlikely hero.

  8. World Wakes up to Climate Migration

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 11 (IPS) - Harjeet Singh is Global Lead on Climate Change at ActionAid International and is based in New Delhi*   Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally taking steps to mitigate the sufferingThis year is set to be an important milestone in the arduous journey of climate migrants. The global community is now beginning to fathom the challenges of people displaced by events such as floods, storms and sea level rise that are partly fuelled by climate change.

  9. Great Green Wall Brings Hope, Greener Pastures to Africa’s Sahel

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten' and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

  10. Beyond Hurricanes: How Do We Finance Resilience in the Caribbean?

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Deodat Maharaj is UNDP Senior Advisor for the CaribbeanAs a new hurricane season approaches in the Caribbean, I attended last week's dialogue focused on "Financing Resilience in SIDS" held in Antigua and Barbuda and sponsored by the host government and Belgium.

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