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  1. Burning Forests for Rain, and Other Climate Catastrophes

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    NAIROBI, Aug 09 (IPS) - The villagers living on the foothills of Mount Kenya have a belief: If they burn the forest, the rains will come.

  2. Land Degradation Jeopardizes Ability to Feed the World

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    BONN, Aug 09 (IPS) - Ibrahim Thiaw is UN Under Secretary General and Executive Secretary to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

    We have known for over 25 years that poor land use and management are major drivers of climate change, but have never mustered the political will to act.

  3. Desertification a Frontline Against Climate Change: IPCC

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 09 (IPS) - A new United Nations report has described farming, land degradation and desertification as critical frontlines in the battle to keep the global rise in temperatures below the benchmark figure of 2 degrees Celsius.

  4. Global Geodetic Framework Helps Monitor Natural Disasters & Rising Sea Levels

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 09 (IPS) - There are several initiatives in place to foster sustainable development-- and the Global Geodetic Reference governance frame is one that has proved effective.

  5. Your Life or Your Freedom? The Ultimate Price to Defend the Environment

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 08 (IPS) - For the family of indigenous Guatemalan activist Jorge Juc, the announcement last week by US President Donald Trump of an agreement declaring Guatemala a "safe third country" could not be more bitterly ironic.

  6. Extreme Floods, the Key to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa’s Drylands

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    TURKANA COUNTY, Kenya, Aug 08 (IPS) - Extreme rainfall and heavy flooding, often amplified by climate change, causes devastation among communities. But new research published on Aug. 7 in the scientific journal Nature reveals that these dangerous events are extremely significant in recharging groundwater aquifers in drylands across sub-Saharan Africa, making them important for climate change adaptation.

  7. Environmental Migration a Global Challenge

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Dina Ionesco is the head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), which has been at the forefront of efforts to study the links between migration, the environment and climate.

    The Atlas of Environmental Migrationwhich gives examples dating as far back as 45,000 years ago, shows that environmental changes and natural disasters have played a role in how the population is distributed on our planet throughout history.

  8. What a Little Pigeon Could Teach Our World

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 06 (IPS) - It's time we teach our children about conservation – before it's too late.

    Over 100 years ago a little brown passenger pigeon named Martha died in the Cincinnati Zoo. She was the last of her breed. Just like that, in an instant, a bird species that had once numbered in the billions was wiped out forever.

  9. Producing Clean Energy from Pigsties in Brazil

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brazil, Aug 06 (IPS) - Pigs, already the main source of income in this small municipality in southwestern Brazil, now have even more value as a source of electricity.

  10. A Call for Healthy, Blue Oceans in Asia and the Pacific

    Monday, August 05, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 05 (IPS) - Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

    Leaders at the Group of 20 summit last month agreed on the "Osaka Blue Ocean Vision," which aims to reduce additional pollution by marine plastic litter to zero by 2050. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) stands ready to support Japan and other countries in the region to ensure healthy and sustainable oceans.

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