News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 3
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
NAIROBI, Oct 26 (IPS) - Land degradation already affects millions of people, bringing biodiversity loss, reduced availability of clean water, food insecurity and greater vulnerability to the harsh impacts of climate change.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
NAIROBI, Oct 25 (IPS) - Faced with growing degradation that is swallowing large swathes of land in arid and semiarid areas, Kenya is heavily investing in rehabilitation efforts to stave off the threat of desertification.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Portoroz, Slovenia, Oct 24 (IPS) - Every two years, governments from across the globe gather to debate the fate of the world's whales. And every two years, Japan, Norway and Iceland find themselves in the firing line for their refusal to end commercial whaling.
Friday, October 21, 2016
QUITO, Oct 21 (IPS) - The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the alternative forums held by social organisations ended in the Ecuadorean capital with opposing visions regarding the future of cities and the fulfillment of rights in urban areas.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can also help to fight it, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (IPS) - "The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour," says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns that are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Oct 17 (IPS) - Secure indigenous land rights not only bring environmental benefits, they can also foster economic development, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
NEW YORK, Oct 16 (IPS) - When the water in FlintMichigan was found to be eroding the engines of cars at a General Motors' (GM) factory, government officials agreed to change the factory's water source, yet the same water source continued to poison the residents of Flint for another year.
Friday, October 14, 2016
NAIROBI, Oct 14 (IPS) - Two years ago at the 31st African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, heads of state and government endorsed the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) programme on agriculture and climate change with the bold vision of at least 25 million smallholder households practicing Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) by 2025.
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