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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.

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.?

Analysis: Collaboration Key for a Clean India

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW DELHI, Feb 24 (IPS) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to action for a 100 percent Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2019 was announced as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) or Clean India Campaign last year.

Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu

Monday, February 23, 2015

ROME, Feb 23 (IPS) - Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 (IPS) - So much information about climate change now abounds that it is hard to differentiate fact from fiction. Scientific reports appear alongside conspiracy theories, data is interspersed with drastic predictions about the future, and everywhere one turns, the bad news just seems to be getting worse.

Keeping Food Security on the Table at U.N. Climate Talks

Friday, February 13, 2015

GENEVA, Feb 13 (IPS) - Food security has become a key issue of the U.N. climate negotiations this week in Geneva as a number of countries and observers raised concerns that recent advances in Lima are in jeopardy.

Warming, Wildfires and Worries

Thursday, February 12, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12 (IPS) - World leaders from government, finance, business, science and civil society are attempting to negotiate a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change at the upcoming 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference being convened in Paris in December.

U.N. Touts 2015 as Milestone Year for World Body

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - The United Nations, in a sustained political hype, is touting 2015 as a likely breakthrough year for several key issues on its agenda - primarily development financing, climate change, sustainable development, disaster risk-reduction and nuclear non-proliferation.

In the Shadow of Displacement, Forest Tribes Look to Sustainable Farming

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CHINTOOR, India, Feb 10 (IPS) - Laxman, a 10-year-old Koya tribal boy, looks admiringly at a fenced-in vegetable patch behind his home in southern India's Andhra Pradesh state. Velvety-green and laden with vegetables, the half-acre patch is where Laxman's family gets their daily quota of nutritious food.

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