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  1. Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (IPS) - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn.

  2. Economic Development vs. Climate Action: Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers

    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov 12 (IPS) - As negotiators meet in Bonn to put together a deal to implement the Paris Agreement, John Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, stressed that economic development and climate change mitigation and adaptation are not ‘either-or' but must be pursued together.

  3. Conservation Agriculture: Zambia’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    PEMBA, Zambia, Nov 07 (IPS) - As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.

  4. Why Water, Soap & Toilets are Keys in Ending Malnutrition

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    LONDON, Nov 06 (IPS) - I started work this morning feeling disillusioned. A report had hit my desk that painted a very bleak picture of the state of the world's health – and for a moment I was over-whelmed by just how much work there was left to do. Then I regrouped – and began making plans.

  5. Locals Learn to Live in Harmony with Drought in Brazil's Semiarid Region

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    CANUDOS, Brazil, Nov 02 (IPS) - Irrigated green fields of vineyards and monoculture crops coexist in Brazil's semiarid Northeast with dry plains dotted with flowering cacti and native crops traditionally planted by the locals. Two models of development in struggle, with very different fruits.

  6. Sustainable Water Management as a Lever for Green Growth in Ethiopia and the Region

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Sustainable water supply is imperative for economic growth, but so often gets side-lined in the rush for development. The unanticipated consequence is a global economy that is increasingly stunted by water resource challenges, with worldwide predictions suggesting that global water demand will increase by approximately 75% more than global water supply in the next 30 years!

  7. Impending Drought? There’s an App for That – Or Should Be

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NAIROBI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Fostering and harnessing innovative technologies could significantly reduce the negative impacts from climate change, including drought, water scarcity and food insecurity in African countries.

  8. Kashmir Farmland Plowed Under in Wave of Urbanization

    Sunday, October 29, 2017

    SRINAGAR, India, Oct 29 (IPS) - In central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, 40-year-old Javaid Ahmad Hurra remembers vividly how his small hamlet used to be lush and green when he was a child. It is now subtly turning into a concrete jungle, with cement structures dominating the scenery.

  9. Biotechnology Part of the Solution to Africa’s Food Insecurity, Scientists Say

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    NAIROBI, Oct 12 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are increasingly becoming food insecure as delayed and insufficient rainfall, as well as crop damaging pests such as the ongoing outbreak of the fall armyworm, cause the most severe maize crisis in the last decade.

  10. Joining Forces to Improve Lives in Honduran Shantytowns

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 05 (IPS) - On the north side of the Honduran capital, nine poor neighbourhoods are rewriting their future, amidst the violence and insecurity that plague them as "hot spots" ruled by "maras" or gangs.

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