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Funding Lags to Combat Land Degradation

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.

Kenya Greens Drylands to Combat Land Degradation

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.

Water Bodies Central to Urban Flood Planning

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.

Private Interests Valued over Human Lives in Flint, Michigan

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.

Hit by Extreme Weather, South Asia Balances Growth and Food Security

Thursday, October 13, 2016

POLONNARUWA, Sri Lanka, Oct 13 (IPS) - Sri Lanka is literally baking these days.

The Beating Pulse of Food Security in Africa

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.

Amid South Africa's Drought, Proposed Mine Raises Fears of Wetlands Impact

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.

Canals Save Cambodian Farmers in Times of Drought

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.

At the Nexus of Water and Climate Change

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.

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

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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