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Marine Litter: Plunging Deep, Spreading Wide

Friday, October 10, 2014

ATHENS, Oct 10 (IPS) - Imagine a black-footed albatross feeding its chick plastic pellets, a baby seal in the North Pole helplessly struggling with an open-ended plastic bag wrapped tight around its neck, or a fishing vessel stranded mid-sea, a length of discarded nylon net entangled in its propeller. Multiply these scenarios a thousand-fold, and you get a glimpse of the state of the world's oceans.

World Bank Pushes Private Sector for Major Investments in Infrastructure

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct 09 (IPS) - The World Bank has initiated a major call to action for private sector investors around infrastructure projects in developing countries.

Family Farmers Don’t Need Climate-Smart Agriculture

Thursday, October 09, 2014

NAPLES, Italy, Oct 09 (IPS) - Small farmers can look to options like agroecological intensification and innovation, without necessarily turning to climate-smart agriculture, which is promoted by the United Nations but has awakened doubts among global experts meeting in this Italian city.

A Billion Tons of Food Wasted Yearly While Millions Still Go Hungry

Thursday, October 09, 2014

NAPLES, Italy, Oct 09 (IPS) - In his parody of the Michael Jackson hit "Beat It", the American satirist and singer Weird Al Yankovic has a parent urging his son to eat the food on his plate, warning that "other kids are starving in Japan".

Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependant Nations

Thursday, October 09, 2014

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 09 (IPS) - Scientists here are warning Caribbean countries, where the fisheries sector is an important source of livelihoods and sustenance, that they should pay close attention to a new international report released Wednesday on ocean acidification.

Fracking Fractures Argentina’s Energy Development

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

AÑELO, Argentina, Oct 08 (IPS) - Unconventional oil and gas reserves in Vaca Muerta in southwest Argentina hold out the promise of energy self-sufficiency and development for the country. But the fracking technique used to extract this treasure from underground rocks could be used at a huge cost.

Hotter Caribbean Poses Challenges for Livestock Farmers

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct 08 (IPS) - Livestock farmers in the Caribbean are finding it increasingly difficult and expensive to rear healthy animals because of climate change, a situation that poses a significant threat to a region that is already too dependent on imports to feed its population.

When Helping Hands Make a Disaster Worse

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 07 (IPS) - Relief work done by emergency responders during natural disasters may inadvertently exacerbate problems caused by climate change and lead to further disasters, recent reports suggest.

Floods Wash Away India’s MDG Progress

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

MORIGAON, India, Oct 07 (IPS) - The northeastern Indian state of Assam is no stranger to devastating floods. Located just south of the eastern Himalayas, the lush, 30,000-square-km region comprises the Brahmaputra and Barak river valleys, and is accustomed to annual bouts of rain that swell the mighty rivers and spill over into villages and towns, inundating agricultural lands and washing homes, possessions and livestock away.

Synthetic Biology Could Open a Whole New Can of Worms

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 07 (IPS) - Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is the world's leading producer of vetiver. In the southwest of the country, vetiver production is hard to ignore.

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