News headlines for “Environmental Issues”, page 2

  1. Ecstasy as Zimbabwe’s Small-holder Farmers Secure European Pineapple Market

    - Inter Press Service

    Harare, Zimbabwe, Jan 04 (IPS) - In her wildest dreams, smallholder farmer Sarudzai Sithole never imagined that her pineapples could someday stock the produce section of Europe’s finest supermarkets.

  2. Why Does Yangtze River Have its Own Protection Law?

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    AUSTRALIA, Jan 03 (IPS) - The new Yangtze River Protection Law (YRPL), which came into effect on March 1, 2021, is China’s first legislation on a specific river basin. The Yangtze River is China’s longest and largest river system, stretching over 6,300 kilometres and has over 700 tributaries. With a drainage basin covering more than 1.8 million square kilometres, approximately one-fifth of China’s total land area, the river basin is home to over 40% of the country’s population.

  3. 2021 Year in Review: Climate action, or blah, blah, blah?

    - UN News

    This year saw another steady stream of UN-backed reports reinforcing a stark message: man-made climate change is an urgent and even existential threat to life on Earth. Will the international community’s efforts to tackle the crisis, as seen at the COP26 UN Climate Conference, result in meaningful action? 

  4. UNESCO marks semi-centennial anniversary of biosphere preservation

    - UN News

    The UN cultural agency commemorated on Monday the 50th anniversary of its Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), which created in 1971, has been promoting a long-lasting connection between people and nature.

  5. Severe Water Stress, Absolute Scarcity for 2 to 4 Billion Humans by 2025

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Dec 23 (IPS) - Now it comes to the scary water crises, as it is estimated that, globally, over two billion people live in countries that experience high water stress.

  6. The Impact of Air Pollution on Child Health

    - Inter Press Service

    Dec 23 (IPS) - Air pollution is a global public health crisis, and air pollution levels in India are among the highest in the world, posing a heavy threat to the country’s health and economy. According to the 2019 World Air Quality ReportIndia is home to 21 of the 30 most polluted cities in the world. In these cities, air quality can be as much as 10 times over the safe limits of air pollution recommended by the WHO.

  7. Champions of the Earth: The Sea Women of Melanesia

    - UN News

    The Sea Women of Melanesia, a group of divers who give women in the South Pacific region the skills to monitor the health of coral reefs, and create and restore marine protected areas, have been named Champions of the Earth, the UN’s highest environmental award, in the Inspiration and Action category.

  8. Uruguay Launches Sovereign Bond Linked to Climate Targets

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 23 (IPS) - Sustainable finance continues to expand in Latin America, as governments and companies take advantage of growing interest among investors in instruments that protect biodiversity and respond to the climate crisis. In 2020, more than US$16 billion of green, social and sustainable bonds were issued in the region.

  9. Interview with Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in China, on the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIJING, Dec 23 (IPS) - Beijing Daily: The world is paying attention to whether the Beijing Winter Olympic Games can be successfully held 6 months after the Tokyo Olympics in the face of COVID-19. How do you evaluate the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics? What is the key to the success of the Beijing Winter Olym-pics? What kind of signal will the successful hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics send to the world?

  10. 2021: A Grim Year for Planet Earth

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME, Dec 23 (IPS) - Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the deadly manifestations of the climate crisis, there were few places to hide for most of us in 2021.

    Ageing billionaires riding booming stock markets could take their first flights into space in their own rockets, but for the rest of Planet Earth’s 8 billion people with their feet on the ground it was a year of placing hope in the hands of scientists and our political leaders to turn the tide.

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