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UN Strengthens Kenya’s Resilience to Disaster

Friday, April 07, 2017

NAIROBI, Apr 07 (IPS) - Kenya's lack of capacity to cope with wide-scale disaster has seen thousands of households continue to live precarious lives, especially in light of erratic and drastically changing weather patterns.

Green Power: Wave of the Future

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

PARIS/FRANKFURT/LONDON, Apr 05 (IPS) - The price of renewable energy — especially solar power — continues to tumble, and the result is more green power generating capacity for fewer dollars.

That's the bottom line message from the latest figures on world investment in clean technologies.

Plastic No More... Also in Kenya

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

ROME, Apr 04 (IPS) - Good news: Kenya has just joined the commitment of other 10 countries to address major plastic pollution by decreeing a ban on the use, manufacture and import of all plastic bags, to take effect in six months.

Catastrophic Antibiotic Threat from Food

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 04 (IPS) - The greatly excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has estimated that antibiotic use in animal husbandry, poultry farming and aquaculture in the US is over four times USDA recommended levels. Meanwhile, the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has estimated that 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the USA are used on animals.

El Salvador Passes Pathbreaking Law Banning Metal Mining

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Climate Change Solutions Can’t Wait for U.S. Leadership

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 04 (IPS) - From tourism-dependent nations like Barbados to those rich with natural resources like Guyana, climate change poses one of the biggest challenges for the countries of the Caribbean.

Brazilian Dam Causes Too Much or Too Little Water in Amazon Villages

Saturday, April 01, 2017

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Apr 01 (IPS) - The Juruna indigenous village of Miratu mourned the death of Jarliel twice: once on October 26, when he drowned in the Xingu River, and the second time when the sacred burial ground was flooded by an unexpected rise in the river that crosses Brazil's Amazon region.

Indonesian Farmers Weather Climate Change with Conservation Agriculture

Friday, March 31, 2017

JAKARTA, Mar 31 (IPS) - Fifty-two-year-old farmer Theresia Loda was effusive when asked how conservation agriculture has changed her economic situation.

How a Devastating Hurricane Led to St. Vincent’s First Sustainability School

Thursday, March 30, 2017

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mar 30 (IPS) - In the 1980s, an institution for troubled Danish youth and a vocational school for Vincentians was built in Richmond Vale, an agricultural district on the northwestern tip of St. Vincent.

Costa Rican Town Fears That the Sea Will Steal Its Shiny New Face

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CIENEGUITA, Costa Rica, Mar 28 (IPS) - Two years have gone by since the new government initiative which subsidises community works changed the face with which the coastal town of Cienaguita, on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, looks out to the sea.

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