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Opinion: Let’s Grant Women Land Rights and Power Our Future

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

BONN, Mar 04 (IPS) - Women are not only the world's primary food producers. They are hardworking and innovative and, they invest far more of their earnings in their families than men. But most lack the single most important asset for accessing investment resources – land rights.

Tech-Savvy Women Farmers Find Success with SIM Cards

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

MAHABUBNAGAR, India, Mar 04 (IPS) - Jawadi Vimalamma, 36, looks admiringly at her cell phone. It's a simple device that can only be used to send or receive a call or a text message. Yet to the farmer from the village of Janampet, located 150 km away from Hyderabad, capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana, it symbolises a wealth of knowledge that changed her life.

Syrian Conflict Has Underlying Links to Climate Change, Says Study

Monday, March 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 02 (IPS) - Was the four-year-old military conflict in Syria, which has claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, mostly civilians, triggered at least in part by climate change?

Environmental Damage to Gaza Exacerbating Food Insecurity

Sunday, March 01, 2015

BEIT LAHIYA, Northern Gaza Strip, Mar 01 (IPS) - Extensive damage to Gaza's environment as a result of the Israeli blockade and its devastating military campaign against the coastal territory during last year's war from July to August, is negatively affecting the health of Gazans, especially their food security.

Opinion: War on Wildlife Crime – Time to Enlist the Ordinary Citizen

Sunday, March 01, 2015

BONN, Mar 01 (IPS) - It is no exaggeration to say that we are facing a "wildlife crisis", and it is a crisis exacerbated by human activities, not least criminal ones.

Bamboo – An Answer to Deforestation or Not in Africa?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HARARE, Feb 28 (IPS) - Deforestation is haunting the African continent as industrial growth paves over public commons and puts more hectares into private hands.

Sometimes a Single Tree Is More Effective than a Government

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BARDIYA, Nepal, Feb 26 (IPS) - Every morning, Raj Kumari Chaudhari walks from her home to the other end of Padnaha village, located in the Bardiya district of mid-west Nepal, to a big mango tree to offer prayers.

Natural Disasters Cost Asia-Pacific 60 Billion Dollars, 6,000 Lives in 2014

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - Natural disasters in Asian and Pacific nations cost almost 60 billion dollars and killed 6,000 people in 2014.

A New Forensic Weapon to Track Illegal Ivory Trade

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - The wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC, is deploying a new forensic weapon - DNA testing - to track illegal ivory products responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of endangered elephants in Asia and Africa.

Opinion: Water and the World We Want

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 25 (IPS) - We have entered a watershed year, a moment critical for humanity.

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