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Jamaica’s Aging Water Systems Falter Under Intense Heat and Drought

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 18 (IPS) - This past summer Jamaicans sweltered through their third consecutive year of reduced rainfall resulting in wild fires, a crop-killing drought and daily water cuts.

When the Rains Came in Dokolo and Karamoja

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

DOKOLO, UGANDA, Nov 17 (IPS) - Households in Northern Uganda are recovering from a prolonged dry spell which has devastated harvests and led to food shortages. Long-awaited rains are expected to replenish pastures, and communities are being encouraged to plant short-term crops. But those that can, fear losing their produce again, when the rains stop.

Opinion: Risks? What Risks?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MIAMI, Florida, Nov 17 (IPS) - We humans are acutely aware of risks. From our earliest times, the risks we faced were from hunger, predatory animals, extreme environmental conditions and, as our numbers grew, from other human tribes.

Zimbabweans Align with Climate-Smart Agriculture Amid Food Deficits

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Nov 17 (IPS) - With droughts wreaking havoc in vast areas of Zimbabwe, a majority of people here are fast falling in line with climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as food deficits continue.

Uruguay Puts High Priority on Renewable Energies

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 17 (IPS) - Uruguay is modifying its energy mix with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, by means of a strategy that bolsters non-conventional clean energy sources through public-private partnerships and new investment. A majority of this South American country's energy already comes from renewable sources.

Opinion: China’s New South-South Funds – a Global Game Changer?

Monday, November 16, 2015

GENEVA, Nov 16 (IPS) - South-South cooperation is usually seen as a poor second fiddle to North-South aid in the world of development assistance. Indeed, developing countries' policy makers themselves insist that South-South cooperation can only supplement but not replace North-South cooperation.

“Bringing Private Funds into Land Restoration is Risky”

Monday, November 16, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov 16 (IPS) - The world loses 23 hectares to land degradation each and every minute, adding up to the disappearance of 12 million hectares worldwide – an area half the size of the UK.

African Experts Say the Continent Must Address Livestock Methane Emissions

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NEW DELHI, India, Nov 14 (IPS) - Increasing calls for Africa to reduce methane emissions from livestock continue to be met with controversy, and livestock scientists say methane is a forgotten short-term climate pollutant with significant global warming potential that Africa cannot continue to overlook.

Nepali Farmers Get Climate Smart

Friday, November 13, 2015

KAVREPALANCHOK, NEPAL, Nov 13 (IPS) - Bimala Bajagain, a farmer and mother of three, wears a fading red kurta and appears older than her age at 35. She offers us plates of salted guavas at the porch of her quake-damaged house.

One-Third of Papua New Gineans Suffering Drought Crisis

Friday, November 13, 2015

GOROKA, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, Nov 13 (IPS) - An estimated one-third of the population of Papua New Guinea, the most populous Pacific Island state, is now suffering in from the country's worst drought this century and experts predict El Nino's influence will carry on through March 2016.

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