News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. Urgent Need to Replace Competition with Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    NUR-SULTAN CITY, Kazakhstan, Nov 07 (IPS) - The water resources in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin support the lives and livelihoods of about 70 million people — a population greater than Thailand, France, or South Africa.

  2. Italy’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) - Poor weather and disease have killed millions of trees and decimated yields in Italy's olive country, and consumers can taste the difference.

  3. Burkina Faso: Climate Change Triggers Rural Exodus

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 06 (IPS) - Ibrahim Harouna and his neighbours sit under a tree at his uncle's house, playing chess and chatting amid the simmering heat of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

  4. Europe’s Green Deal is Turning Red

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    KIEL, Germany, Nov 06 (IPS) - Global temperatures are set to rise by a catastrophic 3°C by the end of the century unless we take major action. The next 10 years in particular are crucial.

  5. Prepare to Win: Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 05 (IPS) - Once considered rare in their occurrence, in the last 10 years tsunamis have struck nearly every year: from Samoa to Chile, and from Iceland to New Zealand.

  6. No Region is Immune from Rising Inequalities, Trade Tensions & Declining Growth Rates

    Monday, November 04, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 04 (IPS) - We are facing tense and turbulent times around the globe. Rising inequality is a danger everywhere. Trade and technology tensions are building. Growth forecasts are being revised down. Unease and uncertainty are going up. This is a global phenomenon. No region is immune.

  7. Africa's Youth make Land Restoration their Business

    Friday, November 01, 2019

    ACCRA, Ghana/JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 01 (IPS) - The last time Siyabulela Sokomani ran a marathon he did so with a tree strapped to his back. A native wild olive sapling to be exact. It affected his race time for sure, with the seasoned runner completing the 42.2 km race in 4.42 hours rather than his usual 3.37 hours.

  8. Going with the Wind: Transition to Clean Energy in Latin America & the Caribbean

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 (IPS) - The UN Climate Action Summit 2019, which took place in the days leading up to the 74th UN General Assembly, delivered new pathways and practical actions for governments and private sector to intensify climate action.

  9. Red Alert for Blue Planet and small island states

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    ROME, Oct 31 (IPS) - Barely a week passes without alarming news of the most recent scientific research into the global climate crisis compounding a growing sense of urgency, particularly the impact on small island states from rising sea levels and extreme weather.

  10. As Urbanisation Grows, Cities Unveil Sustainable Development Solutions

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 (IPS) - Over half of the world's population now live in cities, with numbers expected to double by 2050, but while urbanization poses serious challenges, cities can also be powerhouses for sustainable development; something the UN is spotlighting on World Cities Daymarked 31 October. 

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