News headlines for “Nature and Animal Conservation”

  1. Winning the ‘No Food Loss’ Battle: The Case of Japan

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    ARKANSAS, Nov 20 (IPS) - Veena S. Kulkarni, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Sociology and Geography, Arkansas State University, USAHumankind since almost the time that there is recorded history has grappled with the question of ‘how many is too many?' The response is expectedly complex as it varies across time and space. The pace of population growth was slow till about approximately 250 years or so. It is only since the middle of the eighteenth century that there has been a palpable acceleration in population growth.

  2. Seeing Through the Smog: Can New Delhi Find a Way to Limit Air Pollution?

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Nov 19 (IPS) - Ankita Gupta, a housewife from south Delhi, is anxious about whether she should send her 4-year-old daughter to kindergarten. Outside visibility is poor as smog — a combination of emissions from factories, vehicle exhausts, coal plants and chemicals reacting with sunlight — has settled over the city, surpassing dangerous levels.

  3. Climate Change and Loss of Species: Our Greatest Challenges

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    ROME, Nov 19 (IPS) - Mottled and reddish, the Lake Oku puddle frog has made its tragic debut on the Red Lista rapidly expanding roll call of threatened species. It was once abundant in the Kilum-Ijim rainforest of Cameroon but has not been seen since 2010 and is now listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct.

  4. The Ocean in Us: Ocean Action for Climate Ambition

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    NOUMEA, New Caledonia, Nov 18 (IPS) - In just under a month, countries around the world will gather for UNFCCC COP 25. The hashtag for this year's "Blue COP" is yet another reminder to us all that it is "Time For Action". We can no longer afford to wait as the effects of the climate crisis become ever more present. Vulnerable populations, whether from Small Island States, the rural heartland or the world's megacities, are becoming ever more vulnerable, and the wellbeing of people and planet continues to face its most existential threat.

  5. Will Artificial Intelligence Help Resolve the Food Crisis?

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 (IPS) - When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a global appeal for "zero hunger" on World Food Day last month, he provided some grim statistics rich in irony: more than 820 million people do not have enough to eat, he said, while two billion people are overweight or obese.

  6. Rock Glaciers Supply Water to Highlands Communities in Argentina

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    EL CÓNDOR, Argentina, Nov 14 (IPS) - In Argentina's Puna region, at 4,000 metres above sea level, the color green is rare in the arid landscape, which is dominated by different shades of brown and yellow. In this inhospitable environment, daily life has improved thanks to a system of piping water downhill from rock glaciers to local communities.

  7. How can Taps, Toilets & Good Hygiene Help Ensure Sustainable & Resilient Agricultural Supply Chains?

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    LONDON, Nov 12 (IPS) - Water underpins the global economy and agriculture is by far the world's largest water consumer, accounting for 70% of freshwater withdrawals. Global water demands are projected to increase by 55% by 2050 and climate change will present further pressures on water accessibility.

  8. Urgent Need to Replace Competition with Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    NUR-SULTAN CITY, Kazakhstan, Nov 07 (IPS) - The water resources in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin support the lives and livelihoods of about 70 million people — a population greater than Thailand, France, or South Africa.

  9. Burkina Faso: Climate Change Triggers Rural Exodus

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 06 (IPS) - Ibrahim Harouna and his neighbours sit under a tree at his uncle's house, playing chess and chatting amid the simmering heat of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

  10. No Region is Immune from Rising Inequalities, Trade Tensions & Declining Growth Rates

    Monday, November 04, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 04 (IPS) - We are facing tense and turbulent times around the globe. Rising inequality is a danger everywhere. Trade and technology tensions are building. Growth forecasts are being revised down. Unease and uncertainty are going up. This is a global phenomenon. No region is immune.

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