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Q&A: Crisis and Climate Change Driving Unprecedented Migration

Monday, June 06, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 06 (IPS) - Climate change is now adding new layers of complexity to the nexus between migration and the environment.

World Oceans Day - A Death Sea Called Mediterranean

Monday, June 06, 2016

ROME, Jun 06 (IPS) - While the United Nations identifies 17 major regional seas in its planning, the Mediterranean is perhaps the most dramatic case as it has gone from being the so-called cradle of civilization to be a cemetery for thousands of asylum-seekers and migrants. And it is most probably also the most polluted water basin the whole world. See this report.

Mega Dams Remain Controversial Source of Energy

Monday, June 06, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - Although mega dams can have devastating impacts on ecosystems and indigenous communities, many of the world's poorest countries still see them as a way to fill gaping holes in their energy supplies.

What Lies Ahead for Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources

Sunday, June 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 05 (IPS) - In September 2015, the international community adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Wildlife Trafficking Needs to Be a Policy Priority in Asia Pacific Before It Is Too Late

Sunday, June 05, 2016

BANGKOK, Jun 05 (IPS) - This year's World Environment Day on June 5 puts the spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife. The problem has particular significance in Asia, which is the destination for most of the ivory taken from 20,000 to 25,000 elephants and the horns of more than 1,200 rhinos killed in Africa every year. Demand in the region is driven by fast growing middle and upper classes with an appetite for exotic pets, décor, food and fashion.

Closing the Gaps in Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America

Thursday, June 02, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Jun 02 (IPS) - Although it violates the international conventions that regulate the wildlife trade, it is possible to go online and find websites to buy, for example, axolotl salamanders (Ambystoma mexicanum) or spiny softshell turtles (Trionyx spiniferus).

Battered by Storms, Sri Lanka Rethinks Food Security

Thursday, June 02, 2016

ARANAYAKE, Sri Lanka, Jun 02 (IPS) - The picture could be straight out of a tourist postcard – a sleepy green mountain with misty clouds floating above the canopy – if not for one fatal flaw: the ugly gash running right through the middle.

It’s Time to Tell Livestock’s Untold Secret

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

PARIS, Jun 01 (IPS) - As nations attempt to usher in a new era of global development, seeking to satisfy both the Paris climate agreement and Sustainable Development Goals, there is one natural resource that has remained untapped.

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.

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