News headlines for “Natural Disasters”

Environmental Damage to Gaza Exacerbating Food Insecurity

Sunday, March 01, 2015

BEIT LAHIYA, Northern Gaza Strip, Mar 01 (IPS) - Extensive damage to Gaza's environment as a result of the Israeli blockade and its devastating military campaign against the coastal territory during last year's war from July to August, is negatively affecting the health of Gazans, especially their food security.

Farm Projects Boost Bangladeshi Women, Children

Sunday, March 01, 2015

NEW YORK, Mar 01 (IPS) - Women in Bangladesh are carving healthier, wealthier futures for themselves and their children – and they have chicken eggs and pineapples to thank.

Opinion: The Middle East and Perpetual War

Friday, February 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, Feb 27 (IPS) - There is a currently popular idea in Washington, D.C. that the United States ought to be doing more to quash the recently born Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), because if we don't, they will send terrorists to plague our lives.

Gazan Fishermen Dying to Survive

Friday, February 27, 2015

GAZA CITY, Feb 27 (IPS) - The beautiful Mediterranean Sea laps gently onto the white sandy beach near Gaza City's port. Fishing boats dot the beach as fishermen tend to their boats and fix their nets.

All-Out War in Libya Predicted without Further Peace Talks

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - Libya is teetering on the edge of all-out war, with a brutal stalemate and misery for civilians predicted unless a recent minor diplomatic breakthrough can be built upon.

Sometimes a Single Tree Is More Effective than a Government

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BARDIYA, Nepal, Feb 26 (IPS) - Every morning, Raj Kumari Chaudhari walks from her home to the other end of Padnaha village, located in the Bardiya district of mid-west Nepal, to a big mango tree to offer prayers.

Natural Disasters Cost Asia-Pacific 60 Billion Dollars, 6,000 Lives in 2014

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - Natural disasters in Asian and Pacific nations cost almost 60 billion dollars and killed 6,000 people in 2014.

A New Forensic Weapon to Track Illegal Ivory Trade

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - The wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC, is deploying a new forensic weapon - DNA testing - to track illegal ivory products responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of endangered elephants in Asia and Africa.

Opinion: Water and the World We Want

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 25 (IPS) - We have entered a watershed year, a moment critical for humanity.

Analysis: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration, A Snapshot of Post-U.N. World Population

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - As the international community marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, one question worthy of some reflection is: Is world population better or worse off demographically since the establishment of the U.N.?

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