News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. The Value of Insects: Why We Must Act Now to Protect Them

    - Inter Press Service

    URBANA, Illinois, USA, Jan 27 (IPS) - Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture granted a conditional license for the first-ever honeybee vaccine. This is an exciting step that will protect bees from American foulbrood disease and ultimately help to stop the alarming decline in their numbers.

  2. Climate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports IOM over ‘life and death’ issue

    - UN News

    The head of the UN migration agency IOM, and leading climate justice activist, Greta Thunberg, called on Friday for immediate action to help tackle the impacts of climate change on those forced to flee their homes, or leaving in search of a better life.

  3. As the Climate Crisis Bites, Soil Needs Doctors Too

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jan 26 (IPS) - In a wiser world, the term ‘treating someone like dirt’ would be a good thing. After all, 15 of the 18 nutrients essential to plants are supplied by soils and around 95% of the food we eat comes directly or indirectly from them, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    So dirt is actually a precious resource that deserves to be treated with respect, care and perhaps even a little love.

  4. Cabo Verde Hoists the Blue Flag

    - Inter Press Service

    MINDELO, Cabo Verde, Jan 26 (IPS) - On 20 January, the world’s best sailors arrived in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, completing the initial leg of the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race. Coinciding with this stop was the launch of Cabo Verde’s first blue bond at the Ocean Summit, an event jointly organized by The Ocean Race and the Government of Cabo Verde on the sidelines of the grueling round-the-world race. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in attendance as this year’s keynote speaker.

  5. Solar Energy Useless Without Good Batteries in Brazils Amazon Jungle

    - Inter Press Service

    BOA VISTA, Brazil, Jan 25 (IPS) - “Our electric power is of bad quality, it ruins electrical appliances,” complained Jesus Mota, 63. “In other places it works well, not here. Just because we are indigenous,” protested his wife, Adélia Augusto da Silva, of the same age.

  6. On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want to be at home and illiterate. We want to go to school, study and be intelligent.”

    In just a few words, this plea for education from a young Afghan girl has captured the world’s attention. Her heartbreaking question shows how the Taliban’s recent ban on girls attending secondary school and university – effectively ending education opportunities for all Afghan girls and women – is not only violating their fundamental human right to education but shattering countless hopes and dreams in an instant.

  7. The Mayan Train Pierces the Yucatan, the Great Jungle of Mexico

    - Inter Press Service

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Jan 24 (IPS) - The Mayan Train (TM), run by the government’s National Tourism Development Fund (Fonatur), threatens the Mayan Jungle, the second largest in Latin America after the Amazon rainforest. its ecosystems and indigenous communities, as well as underground caves and cenotes - freshwater sinkholes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater.

  8. Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future.

    Education is our investment in peace where there is war, our investment in equality where there is injustice, our investment in prosperity where there is poverty.

  9. Unstoppable Gas Leaks in Mexico

    - Inter Press Service

    A dark mole dots the brown earth, among the green scrub at this spot in southeastern Mexico. A repetitive “glug, glug,” a noise sounding like a thirsty animal, and an intense stench lead to this site, hidden in the undergrowth, where a broken pipe has created a pool of dense oil.

  10. ‘Let’s all become the champions the ocean needs’ – UN chief Guterres

    - UN News

    On the last day of his visit to Cabo Verde, UN Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the Ocean Race Summit Mindelo, saying that “ending the ocean emergency is a race we must win.” 

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