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  1. Create “Sponge Cities” to Tackle Worsening Floods

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    PENANG, Malaysia, Jan 31 (IPS) - With floods now causing more damage more frequently around the world, it is time to counter their effects by turning our towns into "Sponge Cities", a recent trend popularised by China to absorb rainwater through permeable roads and pavements, parks, rooftop gardens and other green spaces.

  2. Women on the Front Lines of Halting Deforestation

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    PLUMTREE, Zimbabwe, Jan 29 (IPS) - In Zimbabwe, the bulk of rural communities and urban poor still get their energy supplies from the forests, leading to deforestation and land degradation.

  3. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Vital to the Global Environment

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 25 (IPS) - Indigenous Peoples and local communities are some of the best environmental stewards. Their livelihoods and cultures depend on forests, clean water and other natural resources, so they have strong incentives to sustainably manage their lands.

  4. Biodiversity and Food Security: the Focus of the World Potato Congress

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    LIMA, Jan 25 (IPS) - Potatoes were first taken out of Peru, where they originated, 458 years ago to feed the world. Half a millennium later, potatoes have spread throughout the planet but there are challenges to preserve the crop's biodiversity as a source of food security, as well as the rights of the peasants who sustain this legacy for humanity.

  5. The Future of Our Cities: New Agenda, New Faces, New Year

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    NAIROBI, Jan 24 (IPS) - Urban development is one of our greatest challenges. While the world is highly urbanizing, our cities are transforming the nexus for the social, economic, environmental and political realities of our times.

  6. Can Drought Be Prevented? Slovakia Aims to Try

    Monday, January 22, 2018

    BRATISLAVA, Jan 22 (IPS) - A landmark programme to combat drought set to be implemented in the small Central European country of Slovakia could be an inspiration for other states as extreme weather events become more frequent, the environmental action group behind the plan has said.

  7. Argentina’s Law on Forests Is Good, But Lacks Enforcement

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

  8. 40% of India’s Thermal Power Plants in Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 17 (IPS) - New WRI research finds that 40 percent of the country's thermal power plants are located in areas facing high water stress, a problem since these plants use water for cooling. Scarce water is already hampering electricity generation in these regions—14 of India's 20 largest thermal utilities experienced at least one shutdown due to water shortages between 2013-2016, costing the companies $1.4 billion.

  9. Expansion of Soy Resurrects Key Railway Line in Brazil

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  10. Sustainable Energy Critical for Achieving Overall Goals of Paris Climate Agreement

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan 15 (IPS) - The Paris Agreement ushered in a new global approach to climate change. At the core of this agreement are the Nationally Determined Contributions. We are now implementing these pledges.

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