News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. Growing Amazon Deforestation a Grave Threat to Global Climate

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 26 (IPS) - For three weeks, the Brazilian government concealed the fact that deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest increased by nearly 22 percent last year, accentuating a trend that threatens to derail efforts to curb global warming.

  2. Wave

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov 24 (IPS) - Rising sea levels, extreme climate conditions such as severe storms faced by Bangladesh, one of the primary victims of anthropogenic climate change, the country is set to be the worst sufferer from climate change by 2025, far worse than any other country.

  3. Climate Change with 8 Billion Humans

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Nov 23 (IPS) - With world population approaching 8 billion humans, the demographic growth of nations is unfortunately largely ignored by governments whenever climate change is considered.

  4. Protecting Environmental Water from Antimicrobial Resistance

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Canada, Nov 23 (IPS) - The overuse and misuse of antimicrobial medicines and chemicals has become the main driver of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and drug-resistant infections that threaten human health and the global economy.

  5. Climate Injustice at Glasgow Cop-Out

    - Inter Press Service

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    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (IPS) - The planet is already 1.1°C warmer than in pre-industrial times. July 2021 was the hottest month ever recorded in 142 years. Despite the pandemic slowdown, 2020 was the hottest year so far, ending the warmest decade (2011-2020) ever.

  6. Interview: The most impactful actions at COP26 point to progress on climate change

    - UN News

    Of the many agreements and initiatives announced at the 26th UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the UN Climate Communications Lead at the Department of Global Communications narrowed down the three that she deemed most impactful. 

  7. From the Field: Saving the Mongolian musk

    - UN News

    The number of musk deer in Mongolia has plummeted by some 83 per cent since the 1970s, landing them on the country’s red list of critically endangered species. A UN-supported biodiversity initiative is helping to stop the deer from disappearing altogether.

  8. First Person: 'Bridge the gap between indigenous youth and the world'

    - UN News

    Nadya Zafira, an international relations student at Indonesia’s Gadjah Mada University, won a writing competition for her letter to UN chief António Guterres, in which she addressed the inequalities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how indigenous communities and youth are marginalized in global conversations on climate crisis.

  9. Glossing Over in Glasgow - Some Thoughts on COP26

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Nov 19 (IPS) - A week has gone by since COP 26 with 197 Parties ended in the Scottish city of Glasgow on extended time last Saturday. Climate change which covers wide array of issues affecting all living beings engaged the people around the world for COP 26 in a way never experienced since COP1 was held in Berlin in 1995.

  10. Why Seed Companies Fear México

    - Inter Press Service

    ORANGE, California, US, Nov 18 (IPS) - Last month México’s Supreme Court provided hope for biodiversity, especially in the Global South, while flaming fear for seed companies. In a historic stepit ruled for corn advocates and against genetically modified (GMO) corn. The decision was a momentous act in country where maíz (corn) carries daily and sacred significance.

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