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Large-Scale Rainwater Harvesting Eases Scarcity in Kenya

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NAROK, Kenya, Jul 12 (IPS) - Rainwater harvesting in Kenya and other places is hardly new. But in this water-stressed country, where two-thirds of the land is arid or semiarid, the quest for a lasting solution to water scarcity has driven useful innovations in this age-old practice.

The Future of Food in Cities: Urban Agriculture

Monday, July 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - Habitat III, the UN's conference on cities this coming October will explore urban agriculture as a solution to food security, but here in New York City, it has shown potential for much more.

Malagasy Children Bear Brunt of Severe Drought

Friday, July 08, 2016

AMBOVOMBE, Madagascar, Jul 08 (IPS) - Voahevetse Fotetse can easily pass for a three-year-old even though he is six and a pupil at Ankilimafaitsy Primary School in Ambovombe district, Androy region, one of the most severely affected by the ongoing drought in the South of Madagascar.

Record High Seafood Consumption Not Sustainable, Warns UN

Friday, July 08, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 08 (IPS) - The UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) warned Thursday that global fish stocks cannot keep up with record consumption, with the average person now consuming 20 kilograms of fish a year.

International Organizations Concerned by El Niño Funding Gap

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 05 (IPS) - The response to the 2015-2016 severe El Nino - which has effected over 60 million people from Southern Africa, to South-East Asia to Latin America -  remains severely underfunded.

The Shift from Social Development to Infrastructure - How to Build Greener

Friday, July 01, 2016

MANILA, Jul 01 (IPS) - Across the world, the pendulum has swung from a focus on social development to infrastructure development. Recognizing that infrastructure is only one variable in the development equation, we must try to get the most value from this shift in priorities.

North and South Face Off Over “Right to the City”

Thursday, June 30, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Jun 30 (IPS) - The declaration that will be presented for approval at the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October has again sparked conflict between the opposing positions taken by the industrial North and the developing South.

Post-War Truth and Justice Still Elusive in Bougainville

Thursday, June 30, 2016

ARAWA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Jun 30 (IPS) - Almost every family in the islands of Bougainville, an autonomous region of about 300,000 people in the Pacific Island state of Papua New Guinea, has a story to tell of death and suffering during the decade long civil war (1989-1998), known as ‘the Crisis.'

Biogas Brings Heat and Light to Pakistan's Rural Poor

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

FAISALABAD, Pakistan, Jun 28 (IPS) - Nabela Zainab no longer chokes and coughs when she cooks a meal, thanks to the new biogas-fueled two-burner stove in her kitchen.

Making Sustainability Part of the Corporate DNA

Saturday, June 25, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - Companies, governments and non-profit actors agree that economic growth and sustainable development have to go hand in hand to shape our increasingly globalised world in a fair way.

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