News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 4

  1. Despite Progress, South Asia Faces Daunting Challenges in Water & Sanitation

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jul 16 (IPS) - Vanita Suneja is Regional Advocacy Manager, South Asia, for WaterAid.

    In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I'd like to tell my grandchildren the story of how — once upon a time — the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world.

  2. Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    NAIROBI, Jul 16 (IPS) - An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger.

  3. Raising the Profile on the Largest Environmental Issue of Our Time

    Friday, July 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - Land degradation caused by human activities is occurring at an alarming rate across the world, and the cost will be steep if no action is taken.

  4. Forests and Marine Resources Continue to Shrink

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    ROME, Jul 12 (IPS) - Deforestation and unsustainable farming are depriving the planet of forests, while destructive practices in fishing are limiting the chance to sustainably manage our oceans.

  5. Agroecology Beats Land and Water Scarcity in Brazil

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    ESPERANÇA/CUMARU, Brazil, Jul 12 (IPS) - "Now we live well," say both Givaldo and Nina dos Santos, after showing visiting farmers their 1.25-hectare farm in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast, which is small but has a great variety of fruit trees, thanks to innovative water and production techniques.

  6. Keep Water Out of the Reach of Children

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    KIGALI, Rwanda, Jul 10 (IPS) - Behailu Shiferaw is communications specialist for WaterAid in the East Africa region.

    To many of us, ‘keep out of the reach of children’ is a phrase we see printed on labels for medicines and chemicals. To mothers in Rweru Sector, Rwanda, it's a daily principle to live by.

  7. Cuban Coastal Landscape Is Strengthened in the Face of Climate Change

    Monday, July 09, 2018

    MAISÍ, Cuba, Jul 09 (IPS) - Strong winds agitate the sea that crashes over Punta de Maisí, the most extreme point in eastern Cuba, where no building stands on the coast made up of rocky areas intermingled with vegetation and with sandy areas where people can swim and sunbathe.

  8. Urgent Action Needed to Safeguard Saint Lucia’s Biodiversity

    Monday, July 09, 2018

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 09 (IPS) - Wildlife conservationists consider it to be one of the most striking parrots of its kind. Saint Lucia's best-known species, the endangered Amazon parrot, is recognised by its bright green plumage, purple forehead and dusty red-tipped feathers. But a major conservation organisation is warning that climate change and a lack of care for the environment could have devastating consequences for Saint Lucia's healthy ecosystems and rich biodiversity, including the parrot.

  9. Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change

    Friday, July 06, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 06 (IPS) - Eliza Northrop is an Associate in the International Climate Action Initiative at World Resources Institute. The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the global economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percent of the world's population. But there's another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they're crucial for curbing climate change.

  10. Experts Decry Exclusion of Africa's Local Farmers in Food Security Efforts

    Friday, July 06, 2018

    NAIROBI, Jul 06 (IPS) - Joshua Kiragu reminisces of years gone by when just one of his two hectares of land produced at least 40 bags of maize. But that was 10 years ago. Today, Kiragu can barely scrape up 20 bags from the little piece of land that he has left – it measures just under a hectare.

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