News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 4

  1. Locals Learn to Live in Harmony with Drought in Brazil's Semiarid Region

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    CANUDOS, Brazil, Nov 02 (IPS) - Irrigated green fields of vineyards and monoculture crops coexist in Brazil's semiarid Northeast with dry plains dotted with flowering cacti and native crops traditionally planted by the locals. Two models of development in struggle, with very different fruits.

  2. Widespread Natural Disasters Threaten Development Goals

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (IPS) - This year in the Caribbean and on the American mainland, hurricanes have left millions of people in need of assistance.

  3. An Urgent Need to Transform World’s Energy Systems

    Wednesday, November 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 01 (IPS) - When we discuss global interconnection in relation to energy, we are at the centre of the two key words that express our global concerns - sustainability and inclusivity.

  4. Sustainable Water Management as a Lever for Green Growth in Ethiopia and the Region

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Sustainable water supply is imperative for economic growth, but so often gets side-lined in the rush for development. The unanticipated consequence is a global economy that is increasingly stunted by water resource challenges, with worldwide predictions suggesting that global water demand will increase by approximately 75% more than global water supply in the next 30 years!

  5. Impending Drought? There’s an App for That – Or Should Be

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NAIROBI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Fostering and harnessing innovative technologies could significantly reduce the negative impacts from climate change, including drought, water scarcity and food insecurity in African countries.

  6. The Roots of Exodus: Why Are People Compelled to Leave their Homes?

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    ROME, Oct 30 (IPS) - Facts are facts, and one of them is that while everybody talks about the growing forced movement of people --be they migrants or refugees—decision-makers haven't seriously acted on the root causes of why millions of humans are compelled to leave their homes.

  7. Kashmir Farmland Plowed Under in Wave of Urbanization

    Sunday, October 29, 2017

    SRINAGAR, India, Oct 29 (IPS) - In central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, 40-year-old Javaid Ahmad Hurra remembers vividly how his small hamlet used to be lush and green when he was a child. It is now subtly turning into a concrete jungle, with cement structures dominating the scenery.

  8. Cooking to Fight Climate Change

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 (IPS) - What you eat doesn't only affect your own health – it also affects our planet's health. From deciding which food to buy, to how you store and prepare it, you are making decisions that have profound effect on your personal health, as well as the health of your environment.

  9. Pollution or How the ‘Take-Make-Dispose’ Economic Model Does Kill

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    ROME, Oct 26 (IPS) - The prevailing "Take-Make-Dispose" linear economic model consisting of voracious depletion of natural resources in both production and consumption patterns has proved to be one of the world's main killers due to the huge pollution it causes for air, land and soil, marine and freshwater.

  10. Latin America Heads to Climate Summit with Uneven Progress

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 25 (IPS) - Difficult to measure and unequal in their scope are the advances that the countries of Latin America will have to show, regarding their voluntary commitments to greenhouse gas emissions, during the climate summit to be hosted by Bonn, Germany in November.

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