News headlines for “Environmental Issues”, page 2

  1. That Mobile Game that’ll Generate Climate Solutions from Players Around the World

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 17 (IPS) - The United Nations Development Programme is leading a climate change effort that might finally address concerns many advocates have: bridging the gap between people and governments. 

  2. Amplifying Voices of Climate Activists of Color

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    ILLINOIS, United States, Feb 14 (IPS) - Recently, the Associated Press cropped out Ugandan climate change activist Vanessa Nakate from a photo at the World Economic Forum. The remaining activists in the photo, including Greta Thunberg, were all white.

  3. Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - Inequalities. The evidence is everywhere. And although they may be hard to measure and summarize, there is a sense in many countries that many are approaching a precipice beyond which it will be difficult to recover.

  4. Synergy with Hydropower Plants Boosts Biogas Production in Brazil

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    FOZ DO IGUAÇU, Brail, Feb 10 (IPS) - Fomenting biogas production among agricultural producers may seem at first glance to be a distraction from the purpose of Itaipu, the giant hydroelectric power plant shared by Brazil and Paraguay, but in fact it is part of their energy business strategy.

  5. How Encroachments, Willows and Silt Ate up Half of Kashmir’s Own Sea

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    BANDIPORA, India, Feb 10 (IPS) - Warming himself with a kangri (a firepot) kept under his pheran (a long winter cloak worn by Kashmiris), 66-year-old Mohammad Subhan Dar sat chatting with a bunch of his fellow villagers on a January afternoon on the edge of the road overlooking Wular Lake in Saderkote-Bandipora, northern India.

  6. Pulses for a Sustainable Future

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    ROME, Feb 10 (IPS) - Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health.

    This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil degradation and many others.

    Transition to more sustainable food systems can provide adequate solutions to all these challenges.

  7. Globalization of Indifference: Ai Weiwei and the Refugee Crisis

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 10 (IPS) - Humans belong to a species that is constantly on the move . Since some Homo Sapiens 125,000 years ago began to move from the African continent, humans can be found all over the world, even in such utterly inhospitable places as the icebound plateaus of Antarctica.

    By moving, humans have tried to escape inadequate food-supply or otherwise unacceptable living conditions.

    Natural forces have forced them to leave, or even more commonly – violent actions by other humans. With them migrants have brought their means of expression and interaction, some of them expressed through their art.

  8. Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 07 (IPS) - The Caribbean economies have long recognized the value of working together. Improving regional integration—for instance, through more intraregional trade and policy coordination—can help the region's small-size economies build greater resilience and scale, as well as enhance bargaining power on the global stage.

  9. World’s Young Activists at War: First, Occupy Wall Street, Next Un-Occupy Palestine

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 06 (IPS) - The world's young activists, numbering over 3.8 billion, are on the war path.

    The rising new socialist movements—which originated with "Black Lives Matter" and "Occupy Wall Street" (one protester's slogan read: "Un-Occupy Palestine") -- were aimed at battling racism, political repression and institutionalized inequalities in capitalist societies.

  10. India's Outdoor Workers on the Frontlines of Climate Change

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    NEW DEHLI, Feb 05 (IPS) - Last June when more than half of India was reeling under daily temperatures topping 40 degrees Celsius, Nursing Behera's 11-month-old son burned both his legs when a pot of boiling water fell on him.

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