News headlines for “Water and Development”
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - Europe will soon decide the future of a common but controversial dental practice: mercury in tooth fillings.
Three major European institutions, namely the European Commission, Parliament and Council, are due to meet on 6 December to discuss regulations on mercury, particularly its use in dentistry.
Monday, November 21, 2016
MARRAKECH, Nov 21 (IPS) - With climate change posing growing threats to smallholder farmers, experts working around the issues of agriculture and food security say it is more critical than ever to implement locally appropriate solutions to help them adapt to changing rainfall patterns.
Friday, November 18, 2016
MARRAKECH, Nov 18 (IPS) - The world has been too slow in responding to climate events such as El Niño and La Niña, and those who are the "least responsible are the ones suffering most", Mary Robinson, the special envoy on El Niño and Climate, told IPS at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22).
Sunday, November 06, 2016
NEW YORK, Nov 06 (IPS) - Journalist Stella Paul was midway through an interview about toilets when she found herself, and the women she was speaking to, under attack from four angry men.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
NAIROBI, Oct 26 (IPS) - Land degradation already affects millions of people, bringing biodiversity loss, reduced availability of clean water, food insecurity and greater vulnerability to the harsh impacts of climate change.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
NAIROBI, Oct 25 (IPS) - Faced with growing degradation that is swallowing large swathes of land in arid and semiarid areas, Kenya is heavily investing in rehabilitation efforts to stave off the threat of desertification.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (IPS) - "The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour," says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
NEW YORK, Oct 16 (IPS) - When the water in FlintMichigan was found to be eroding the engines of cars at a General Motors' (GM) factory, government officials agreed to change the factory's water source, yet the same water source continued to poison the residents of Flint for another year.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
POLONNARUWA, Sri Lanka, Oct 13 (IPS) - Sri Lanka is literally baking these days.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
MASVINGO, Zimbabwe, Oct 12 (IPS) - Elizabeth Mpofu is a fighter. She is one of a select group of farmers who equate food security with the war against hunger and shun poor agricultural practices which destroy the environment and impoverish farmers, especially women.
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