Thursday, April 21, 2016
SAN JOSE, Apr 21 (IPS) - The countries of Latin America will flock to sign the Paris Agreement, in what will be a simple act of protocol with huge political implications: it is the spark that will ignite actions to curb global warming.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
TERI University, New Delhi, India, Apr 20 (IPS) - An Indian Govt. Parliamentary Committee on Estimates on "Occurrence of High Arsenic (As) content in Groundwater" in December, 2014 stated that more than 70 million people in 96 districts in India is under threat due to As occurrence in groundwater.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Climate Change and the Middle East (II)<br> No Water in the Kingdom of the Two Seas—Nor Elsewhere
Monday, April 18, 2016
CAIRO, Apr 18 (IPS) - There is an oil producing country situated in the Gulf region, made of a cluster of islands. It is small, surface and population wise. But it holds the dubious privilege of ranking top of the list of 14 out of the 33 countries most likely to be water-stressed in the year 2040.
Monday, April 18, 2016
CAIRO, Apr 18 (IPS) - This is not about any alarming header—it is the dramatic conclusion of several scientific studies about the on-going climate change impact on the Middle East region, particularly in the Gulf area. The examples are stark.
Friday, April 15, 2016
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 (IPS) - With Kenya's meteorological records over the last 50 years indicating increased irregularity and variability in precipitation, the effects of changing climate are hitting hard. Rising temperatures as well other forms of extreme weather events in form of droughts and floods are a common feature.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
BHUBANESWAR, India, Apr 14 (IPS) - As Bhubaneswar experiences scorching heat of 43.2 degrees Celsius in early April, 5 degrees above normal, 44-year-old Prasanti Behera barely sleeps at night. Two summers ago, a fire charred 50 homes in her slum and burnt in seconds US$600 she had painstakingly saved over two years for her daughter's marriage.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
CAIRO, Apr 13 (IPS) - Now that Yemenis begin to hope that their year-long armed conflict may come to an end as a result of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United Nations sponsored round of talks between the parties in dispute, scheduled on 18 April in Kuwait, a new threat to their already desperate humanitarian crisis has just appeared in the form of a much feared massive desert locust invasion.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
DHAKA, Bangladesh, Apr 12 (IPS) - Bangladesh has decided to set up a Hilsa Conservation Trust Fund (HCTF) to protect this fish from over-exploitation due to population growth and effects of climate change.
Saturday, April 09, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - Delegates from 83 countries came together at the United Nations from March 28 to April 8 for the first in a series of landmark meetings on ocean protection. This Preparatory Committee will help forge an agreement to determine how nations move forward to protect the high seas—the 64 percent of the ocean that belongs to everyone but is governed by no one.
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