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New International Accord to Tackle Illegal Fishing

Friday, May 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 27 (IPS) - A new international accord to tackle illegal and under-reported fishing will come into force on June 5.

Malawi's Drought Leaves Millions High and Dry

Friday, May 27, 2016

BLANTYRE, May 27 (IPS) - It's Saturday, market day at the popular Bvumbwe market in Thyolo district. About 40 kilometers away in Chiradzulu district, a vegetable vendor and mother of five, Esnart Nthawa, 35, has woken up at three a.m. to prepare for the journey to the market.

Bangladeshi Shrimp Farmers See Bright Future in Small Fry

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

BAGERHAT, Bangladesh, May 25 (IPS) - Frozen tiger shrimp exports from Bangladesh, mainly to the United States and the European Union, have grown substantially over the years and the demand keeps increasing.

Water Security Critical for World Fastest-Growing Economy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar, May 24 (IPS) - Lack of water management and limited access to data risk hindering Myanmar's economic growth, making water security a top priority of the new government.

Water: An Entry Point for SDG Implementation in Myanmar

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar, May 24 (IPS) - All people, economies, and ecosystems depend on water. Yet water is often taken for granted, overused, abused, and poorly managed. The way we use and manage water leaves a considerable part of the global population without access, and threatens the integrity of ecosystems that are vital for a healthy planet and people.

Economic Interests Harming Global Health: WHO Chief

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - Putting economic interests over public health is leading the world towards three slow-motion health disasters, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization's warned the world's health ministers on Monday.

Natural Capital Investment Key to Africa’s Development

Monday, May 23, 2016

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 23 (IPS) - Plugging Africa's funding gaps to accelerate social and economic development requires a fresh approach to using its natural capital, environment experts said on Monday.

Prickly Pears Drive Local Development in Northern Argentina

Monday, May 23, 2016

CORZUELA, Argentina, May 23 (IPS) - Family farmers in the northern Argentine province of Chaco are gaining a new appreciation of the common prickly pear cactus, which is now driving a new kind of local development.

Bangladesh's Urban Slums Swell with Climate Migrants

Monday, May 23, 2016

DHAKA, May 23 (IPS) - Abdul Aziz, 35, arrived in the capital Dhaka in 2006 after losing all his belongings to the mighty Meghna River. Once, he and his family had lived happily in the village of Dokkhin Rajapur in Bhola, a coastal district of Bangladesh. Aziz had a beautiful house and large amount of arable land.

Species Loss, the Migration Hiding in Plain Sight

Monday, May 23, 2016

BONN, May 23 (IPS) - Two months ago, I was in Agadez, a city in the middle of the famous Ténéré Desert of Niger. Agadez has become a major transit point on a hazardous journey for the hundreds and thousands of desperate people from all over West Africa trying to make it to the Mediterranean coast every year.

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