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  1. Removing Arsenic from Groundwater: We Have the Tools, Let's Use Them

    Friday, February 01, 2019

    HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 01 (IPS) - Researchers Yina Shan, Praem Mehta, Duminda Perera and Yurissa Varela developed this report at the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, hosted by the Government of Canada and McMaster University

    Cost-effective technologies are available to remove arsenic in groundwater. Why then do tens of millions still fall ill to this chronic problem?

    High natural levels of arsenic are characteristic of the groundwater supply in many countries, including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Mongolia, and the United States.

  2. Making Communities Drought Resilient

    Friday, February 01, 2019

    GEORGETOWN, Feb 01 (IPS) - The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD's) Drought Initiative is in full swing with dozens of countries signing up to plan their drought programme.

  3. Mexican Village Wants to Turn Thermoelectric Plant into Solar Panel Factory

    Friday, February 01, 2019

    YECAPIXTLA, Mexico, Feb 01 (IPS) - Social organisations in the central Mexican municipality of Yecapixtla managed to halt the construction of a large thermoelectric plant in the town and are now designing a project to convert the installation into a solar panel factory, which would bring the area socioeconomic and environmental dividends.

  4. Gender Gap Made Worse by Land Degradation

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    GEORGETOWN, Jan 31 (IPS) - In parts of the world where the gender gap is already wide, land degradation places women and girls at even greater risk.

  5. Billions of Dollars Available for Reducing and Reversing Land Degradation

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    GEORGETOWN, Jan 30 (IPS) - The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has debunked the notion that there is no funding available for countries to prevent, reduce or reverse land degradation.

  6. Youth Bridge the Gap Between Climate Change and Climate Awareness in Guyana

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    GEORGETOWN, Jan 30 (IPS) - A group of youngsters in the Caribbean who promote environmental protection in the region is on a drive to empower other youth to address some of the big issues facing their generation.

  7. The Silent, Invisible Crisis Destabilising Communities Could be a Subject of Hope

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    GEORGETOWN, Jan 29 (IPS) - New data show that globally two billion hectares of land—roughly twice the size of China—have been degraded. And of this amount, 500 million hectares are abandoned agricultural lands. 

  8. Desertification, Land Degradation and Climate Change Go Hand in Hand

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    GEORGETOWN, Jan 28 (IPS) - The link between desertification, land degradation and climate change is among several issues occupying the attention of the 197 Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for the next three days.

  9. A Pragmatic Shift Needed, to Deliver the Potential of Blue Economy

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jan 24 (IPS) - Ngele Ali is Head of Communications, UNDP Kenya.

    It's estimated that 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Unfortunately, our water resources are under serious threats attributable to uncontrolled human activities that are severely impacting livelihoods and the ecosystem.

  10. Sum & Substance of Climate Diplomacy

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Jan 23 (IPS) - As I was attending the 24th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change—to create a rulebook to operationalise the Paris Agreement—in Katowice, Poland, it dawned on me, like never before, that the negotiations were taking place in a make-believe world.

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