News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 2

  1. Three Things Cape Town Teaches Us About Managing Water

    Monday, March 05, 2018

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Mar 05 (IPS) - Anton Earle is Director of Stockholm International Water Institute's Africa Regional Centre (ARC) based in Pretoria, and leads SIWI's projects and partnership development, and is SIWI's representative in the Africa region.
    Johannes Ernstberger is Communications Officer, SIWI*
    Cape Town has always been water insecure. The city has done some things well to prepare for a situation like this, but if the drought has shown us something, it is that you need to get everything right and have some luck on top to get out unscathed when the unexpected actually happens.

  2. Argentina’’s Patagonia Rebels Against Oil Field Waste Pits

    Thursday, March 01, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Mar 01 (IPS) - A project to install a huge deposit of oil field waste pits has triggered a crisis in the north of Argentina's southern Patagonia region, and brought the debate on the environmental impact of extractive industries back to the forefront in this Southern Cone country.

  3. Costa Rica Studies Its Land, to Keep from Losing It

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    SAN JOSE, Feb 28 (IPS) - Donald Vásquez points to the soil on a farm located in one of the most degraded basins on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica. Below, where he points with his index finger, there is a huge layer of white earth, with dozens of bare coffee plants struggling to produce beans in the next harvest.

  4. Monsoon Season Threatens More Misery for Rohingyas

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    DHAKA, Feb 28 (IPS) - More than half a million Rohingya refugees crammed into over 30 makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh face a critical situation as the cyclone and monsoon season begins in a few weeks' time.

  5. Inclusive Green Growth Must Shape Thailand’s Future, Says GGGI Chief

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    BANGKOK, Feb 26 (IPS) - Energy efficiency in industries presents a unique opportunity for Thailand's environmental and economic policies as regional trends push towards more inclusive and sustainable green cities for the country and its neighbors, says the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman.

  6. Dung-Eating Earthworms Restore Soil Nutrients in Bangladesh

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    KALIGANJ, Bangladesh, Feb 26 (IPS) - In Kaliganj village, 20 kilometres south of Rangpur city in Bangladesh, small farmers are turning to vermicomposting after crop yields started dropping. The problem was that soil fertility eroded due to organic nutrient depletion.

  7. Citizen-Generated Energy Enters the Scene in Argentina

    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Feb 24 (IPS) - The Argentine population can now generate their own energy through clean and unconventional sources and incorporate surpluses into the public grid, thanks to a new law. This is an important novelty in a country embarked on a slow and difficult process, with a still uncertain end, to replace fossil fuels.

  8. A Burger That Saves Emissions Taking 2 Million Cars off the Road

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 23 (IPS) - Richard WaiteDaniel Vennard& Gerard PozziWorld Resources InstituteBurgers are possibly the most ubiquitous meal on Americans' dinner plates, but they're also among the most resource-intensive: beef accounts for nearly half of the land use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the food Americans eat.

  9. For the Rural Poor of Peru, the Social Agenda is Far Away

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    HUARO, Peru, Feb 22 (IPS) - "The day will come when people do not have to go to the cities to overcome poverty," says Elmer Pinares, mayor of an Andean highlands municipality in Cuzco, in southern Peru, where malnutrition and lack of support for subsistence farming are among the main problems.

  10. Efficient Water Management in Central Asia

    Friday, February 09, 2018

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, Feb 09 (IPS) - In Tajikistan and other countries of Central Asia, local water user associations have proved vital for efficient irrigation management, and reasonably prolonged training is the key for enabling the associations to perform well.

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