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Drought Threatens Water-Truck Lifeline in Parched Northeast Brazil

Thursday, November 26, 2015

São José Dos Campos, Brazil, Nov 26 (IPS) - For the rural community of Pacheco in northeastern Brazil, the local school has never been so important. It is now the only place in the drought-stricken area that has water on tap.

Climate Refugees and a Collapsing City

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DHAKA, BANGLADESH, Nov 25 (IPS) - With multiplying impacts of climate change - increasing floods, cyclones, and drought - thousands of climate refugees are migrating to Dhaka. And the city, well beyond its carrying capacity, is bursting at the seams.

Against the Odds, Caribbean Doubles Down for 1.5 Degree Deal in Paris

Monday, November 23, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 23 (IPS) - Negotiators from the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are intent on striking a deal to keep the global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees of pre-industrial levels, but many fear that a 10-year-old agreement to buy cheap petroleum from Venezuela puts their discussions in jeopardy.

Jamaica’s Aging Water Systems Falter Under Intense Heat and Drought

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 18 (IPS) - This past summer Jamaicans sweltered through their third consecutive year of reduced rainfall resulting in wild fires, a crop-killing drought and daily water cuts.

Drinking Water Shortages Plague Pakistan Region

Sunday, November 15, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 15 (IPS) - "We have to purchase water from the municipalities for our daily use. The water column has gone too deep and it is hard to pump out the commodity," said Muhammad Shakir, a resident of Hayatabad, an upscale town in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Climate Change Threatens Flavours of Argentine Wine

Thursday, November 05, 2015

MENDOZA, Argentina, Nov 05 (IPS) - Purple garlic that is losing its color? More translucent wine? Climate change will also affect the flavours of our food in the absence of measures to mitigate the impacts of global warming, which are already being felt in crops that are basic to local economies, such as in the Argentine province of Mendoza.

Nicaragua’s Interoceanic Canal, a Nightmare for Environmentalists

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

MANAGUA, Nov 03 (IPS) - The international scientific community's fears about the damage that will be caused by Nicaragua's future interoceanic canal have been reinforced by the environmental impact assessment, which warns of serious environmental threats posed by the megaproject.

Opinion: Integrating Water, Sanitation and Health are Key to the Promise of the UN Global Goals

Friday, October 30, 2015

AMMAN, Oct 30 (IPS) - The 193 member states of the United Nations have adopted an ambitious 15-year sustainable development agenda, the 2030 Global Goals.

Bangladesh Facing Tough Climate Choices

Monday, October 26, 2015

BOYARSHIN, Bangladesh, Oct 26 (IPS) - Twice a week, 20-year-old Kulsum Begam, a young mother of two, spends over three hours gossiping with the neighbours.

Terrace Farming - an Ancient Indigenous Model for Food Security

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CASPANA, Chile, Oct 21 (IPS) - Terrace farming as practiced from time immemorial by native peoples in the Andes mountains contributes to food security as a strategy of adaptation in an environment where the geography and other conditions make the production of nutritional foods a complex undertaking.

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