News headlines for “Environmental Issues”, page 2

  1. Amitav Ghosh prepares 'Gun Island' for publication in 2019

    Monday, November 05, 2018

    TAIPEI, Nov 05 (IPS) - Amitav Ghosh is one of the world's top novelists writing in the English language today, and Brooklyn-based author of "The Ibis Trilogy" has a new novel set for publication in June 2019.

  2. Ambitious Agenda, Ambitious Financing? UNGA Shows a Long Way Still to Go for SDGs

    Monday, November 05, 2018

    LONDON / NEW YORK, Nov 05 (IPS) - John Garett & Kathryn Tobin, WaterAid There was a much-needed focus on financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the September 2018 opening of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  3. Caribbean Looks to Protect its Seafood From Mercury

    Monday, November 05, 2018

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Nov 05 (IPS) - Four Caribbean countries have done an inventory of the major sources of mercury contamination in their islands, but a great deal of work still needs to be done to determine where and what impact this mercury is having on the region's seafood chain.

  4. Central American Farmers Face Climate Change Without Insurance

    Friday, November 02, 2018

    SAN SALVADOR, Nov 02 (IPS) - Disconsolate, Alberto Flores piles up on the edge of a road the few bunches of plantains that he managed to save from a crop spoiled by heavy rains that completely flooded his farm in central El Salvador.

  5. Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide

    Friday, November 02, 2018

    TEXAS, USA, Nov 02 (IPS) - Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn't well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world.

  6. Thursday, November 01, 2018

    SEOUL, Nov 01 (IPS) - While major countries have pledged to be powered entirely by renewable energies in order to stop greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, there are a number of states that are investigating ways to implement this transition quickly in order to achieve their goals ahead of this deadline.

  7. “Governments are Starting to See that Organic Food Policy Works”

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    ROME, Oct 31 (IPS) - Many countries and farmers around the world are not readily making the switch to organic farming. But the small Himalayan mountain state of Sikkim, which borders Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is the first 100 percent organic farming state in the world. 

  8. Seychelles Issues World’s First Blue Bond to Fund Fisheries Projects

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    JAKARTA, Oct 31 (IPS) - The Republic of Seychelles announced on Monday that it has issued a 10-year blue bond to finance fisheries projects, making it the world's first country to utilise capital markets for funding the sustainable use of marine resources.

  9. Rwanda Action Plan Aims to Make Cities Green

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    KIGALI, Oct 30 (IPS) - An ambitious programme aimed at developing six green secondary cities in Rwanda is underway and is expected to help this East African country achieve sustainable economic growth through energy efficiency and green job creation.

  10. Sustainable Coastal Fisheries in the Pacific Depends on Improving Sanitation

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    CANBERRA, Oct 29 (IPS) - At the mouth of the Mataniko River, which winds its way through the vibrant coastal port town of Honiara to the sea, is the sprawling informal community of Lord Howe Settlement, which hugs the banks of the estuary and seafront. A walk from the nearby main road to the beach involves a meandering route through narrow alleys between crowded dwellings, homes to about 630 people, which are clustered among the trees and overhang the water.

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