News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. Can Economic Growth Be Really Green?

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    ROME/SEOUL, Jul 27 (IPS) - The answer to this big question is apparently "yes" – Economic growth can be really green. How?

  2. Barbados Steps Up Plans for Renewables, Energy Efficiency

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 27 (IPS) - With wind, solar and other renewable energy sources steadily increasing their share in energy consumption across the Caribbean, Barbados is taking steps to further reduce the need for CO2-emitting fossil fuel energy.

  3. Sinking Island Seeks Seat in Security Council

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The Maldives, one of the world's low-lying, small island developing states (SIDS) -- threatened with extinction because of a sea-level rise-- is shoring up its coastal defences in anticipation of the impending calamity.

  4. To Achieve Ambitious Goals – We Need to Start with our Basic Rights

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Jul 26 (IPS) - Recent protests in Ethiopia have seen people demonstrate in their thousands, angry at their authoritarian government, its favouritism towards those close to the ruling elite, and its failure to share the country's wealth more equally.

  5. China Seeks to Export Its Green Finance Model to the World

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Jul 26 (IPS) - Hand in hand with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the People's Bank of China (PBoC) disembarked in the Argentine capital to prompt this country to adopt and promote the agenda of so-called green finance, which supports clean or sustainable development projects and combats climate change.

  6. Tobago Gears Up to Fight Sargassum Invasion

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 25 (IPS) - As Tobago's tourism industry struggles to repel the sargassum invasions that have smothered its beaches with massive layers of seaweed as far as the eye can see - in some places half a metre thick - and left residents retching from the stench, the island's government is working to establish an early warning system that will alert islanders of imminent invasions so they can take defensive action.

  7. Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast Pools Efforts Against Climate Change

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    HONE CREEK, Costa Rica, Jul 24 (IPS) - Jonathan Barrantes walks between the rows of shoots, naming one by one each species in the tree nursery that he manages, in the south of Costa Rica's Caribbean coastal region. There are fruit trees, ceibas that will take decades to grow to full size. and timber species for forestry plantations.

  8. UAE Leading the Way on Shifting to Greener Energy

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    ABU DHABI, Jul 20 (IPS) - Much of the world is moving away from oil for its electricity generation, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which says that globally the fossil fuel has dropped from a 25 percent share to 3.6 percent over the last four decades.

  9. Farming Beyond Drought

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 20 (IPS) - The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world's top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita.

  10. WHO Urges Govt’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today.

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