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 Flint, Michigan 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.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 04 (IPS) - The dam supplying Johannesburg's water sits less than 30 percent full. Water restrictions have been in place since November and taxes on high water use since August. Food prices across South Africa have risen about 10 percent from last year, in large part due to water shortages.
Monday, September 26, 2016
KAMPONG SPEU PROVINCE, Sep 26 (IPS) - In Kampong Speu province, when the wet weather doesn't come, as in other parts of Cambodia, it can affect whether food goes on the dinner table.
Saturday, September 03, 2016
STOCKHOLM, Sep 03 (IPS) - With the clock counting down towards the November climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco, where parties to the climate treaty agreed in Paris will negotiate implementation, it's clear that managing water resources will be a key aspect of any effective deal.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
ROME, Aug 23 (IPS) - "Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at work. Many will have a snack or something to drink…
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