News headlines for “Climate Change and Global Warming”

  1. Empowering Women in Poor Communities & Building Resilience Against Climate Pressure

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    AHMEDABAD, India, Jan 17 (IPS) - Bijal Brahmbhatt is Director, Mahila Housing TrustAs global temperatures continue to rise, vulnerable populations around the world are facing increasingly complex climate risks – with ongoing droughts in Zimbabwe and floods devastating Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.

  2. BIOGAS: Cow Dung Holds the Key to Nepal’s Green Economy

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    KASKI, Nepal, Jan 17 (IPS) - Nepal's future may not be in hydropower, as most assume, but actually in the dung heap. A new industrial-scale biogas plant near Pokhara has proved that livestock and farm waste producing flammable methane gas can replace imported LPG and chemical fertiliser.

  3. Climate Change and Financial Risk

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 16 (IPS) - Climate change is already a reality. Ever-more-ferocious cyclones and extended droughts lead to the destruction of infrastructure and the disruption of livelihoods and contribute to mass migration.

  4. Climate Change: A Tale of Weather Extremes with Mixed Fortunes for Zambia

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    LUSAKA and PEMBA DISTRICT, Zambia, Jan 15 (IPS) - It is early Saturday morning and Planeta Hatuleke, a small scale farmer of Pemba District in Southern Zambia, awakens to the comforting sound of rainfall. As the locals say, the "heavens have opened" and it is raining heavily after a prolonged dry spell. 

  5. In Dealing With Climate Change: Foresight is Key

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    ILLINOIS, United States, Jan 15 (IPS) - United Nations World Food Program recently released 2020 Global Hotspots Report. According to the report, millions of citizens from Sub-Saharan African countries will face hunger in the first half of 2020 for several reasons including conflict, political instability and climate-related events such as below-average rainfall and flooding.

  6. Bushfires Hasten the Death Knell of many Australian Native Animals and Plants

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    SYDNEY, Australia, Jan 14 (IPS) - The chatter of cockatoos and lorikeets has given way to an eerie silence in smoke enveloped charred landscapes across south-eastern Australia. The unrelenting bushfires have driven many native animal and plant species to the brink of extinction and made several fauna more vulnerable with vast swathes of their habitat incinerated.

  7. Australia’s Wildfires Part of a Vicious Cycle of Food & Fire

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    SILVER SPRINGS, Maryland, Jan 13 (IPS) - "Unprecedented." "Hell on Earth." "Catastrophic."

    In Australia, these terms are being used to describe 17.9 million acres of burned land so far. While fires of this magnitude are certainly unprecedented, they're far from unexpected.

  8. The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 (IPS) - One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an "annual temperature check" on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of what's working, and where countries need more action.

  9. Australia's Bushfires Bring Mounting Pressure to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

    Wednesday, January 08, 2020

    SYDNEY, Australia, Jan 08 (IPS) - As nature's fury wreaked havoc across Australia, reducing to ashes all that came in its way - people, flora, fauna, picturesque historic towns and villages once popular with local and overseas tourists – it was unlike anything the country had witnessed before. The staggering scale and intensity of the devastation could best be summed up as apocalyptic.

  10. Not all Trade is Good – the Case of Plastics Waste

    Monday, January 06, 2020

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 06 (IPS) - Currently, approximately 300 million tons of oil-based plastic waste are produced every year. A significant amount of plastic waste ends up in the oceans, having a detrimental effect on marine ecosystems and coastal communities. Most of this waste originates from the Asia-Pacific region.

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