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Barefoot Solar Warriors Take On Gender Injustice and Climate Change

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

TILONIA, India, Mar 07 (IPS) - On a summer morning in 2008, Magan Kawar decided to leave her village for a job. The very next day, her parents-in-law excommunicated her.

Unhealthy Environment Causes 1 in 4 Child Deaths: WHO

Monday, March 06, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 06 (IPS) - Unhealthy environments - both inside and outside the home - cause the deaths of more than 1.7 million child under the age of five every year, according to two new reports released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Monday.

Caribbean Awaits Trump Moves on Climate Funding, Paris Deal

Sunday, March 05, 2017

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mar 05 (IPS) - Caribbean leaders worry that with climate change sceptic Donald Trump in the White House, it will be more difficult for small island developing states facing the brunt of climate change to secure the financing necessary to adapt to and mitigate against it.

Guyana’s New Oil Fields Both Blessing and Curse

Friday, March 03, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Mar 03 (IPS) - The recent discovery of large volumes of oil offshore of Guyana could prove to be a major headache for the country, as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) members press for keeping global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels as provided for in the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

From El Nino Drought to Floods, Zimbabwe’s Double Trouble

Friday, March 03, 2017

HARARE, Mar 03 (IPS) - Dairai Churu, 53, sits with his chin cupped in his palms next to mounds of rubble from his destroyed makeshift home in the Caledonia informal settlement approximately 30 kilometers east of Harare, thanks to the floods that have inundated Zimbabwe since the end of last year.

Caribbean Leaders Want Swifter Action on Climate Funding

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar 01 (IPS) - When Tropical Storm Erika hit the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica on Aug. 27, 2015, it killed more than two dozen people, left nearly 600 homeless and wreaked damages totaling more than a billion dollars.

The Peasant Farmer Who Has Stood Up to the President of Nicaragua

Friday, February 24, 2017

MANAGUA, Feb 24 (IPS) - The unequal battle that small farmer Francisca Ramírez is waging against the Nicaraguan government of Daniel Ortega has become so well-known that people are calling for her security and her rights from the political heart of Europe.

Antarctic Ice Lowest Ever - Asia at High Risk – Africa Drying Up

Friday, February 24, 2017

ROME, Feb 24 (IPS) - For those who still deny the tangible impact of climate change, please note that the extended spell of high global temperatures is continuing; the Arctic is witnessing exceptional warmth with record low ice volumes--the lowest on record; global heat is putting Asia on higher risk than ever, and Africa is drying up.

Netherlands to Host Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

Thursday, February 23, 2017

ROME, Feb 23 (IPS) - The Netherlands announced that it will work with Japan and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to establish a Global Centre of Excellence to help countries, institutions and businesses to adapt to a warming climate, which is increasing the frequency of natural disasters and causing economic disruptions.

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic

Thursday, February 23, 2017

ROME, Feb 23 (IPS) - The available data is enough for the United Nations to literally declare war on oceans plastic: more than 8 million tonnes of leaks into their waters each year – equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute, wreaking havoc on marine wildlife, fisheries and tourism, and costing at least 8 billion dollars in damage to marine ecosystems.

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