News headlines for “Biodiversity”

  1. The Fatal Attraction of the City

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Oct 03 (IPS) - While cities are seen as a symbol of glamour and comfort for a number of their residents, over one billion people continue to live in overcrowded settlements with inadequate housing. And their number is rising every single day.

  2. Climate Action Plans Could Help Address Injustice, Inequity in African Cities

    - Inter Press Service

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sep 29 (IPS) - Equity and justice feature prominently in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th (IPCC) Assessment Report Working Group IIpublished in 2022. The report focuses on the impacts of climate change, as well as vulnerability and adaptation.

  3. Hard Hit By Climate Change, Villagers Raise a Forest on Their Own

    - Inter Press Service

    Sep 28 (IPS) - Some ten years ago, Sheemanto Chatri, a 39-year-old farmer hailing from India's northeastern state of Meghalaya, was reeling with distress. The unseasonal rainfall had washed away all the crops he had cultivated after year-long labor in his far-off hamlet.

  4. Go and Tell the Hungry that Their Food Is Being Thrown in the Garbage

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Sep 28 (IPS) - These are facts, not guesses: about 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted and lost… every single year, the equivalent of one ton per each of the one billion hungry people, many of them are those who produced the food.

  5. We Must Ensure That Climate Funding Reaches the Guardians of the Forests

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 27 (IPS) - US $270 million may sound like a lot of money, especially for just one year. But it is only a small fraction—less than one percent—of all global funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation. This small fraction, however, is the annual amount that was invested in the tenure and forest management of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPs and LCs) over the past decade.

  6. Cuban Innovator Uses Sunlight to Create a Model Sustainable Space

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, Sep 23 (IPS) - After making a model for a solar heater, installing solar panels and creating a device to dehydrate food with the help of the sun, Félix Morffi is turning his home into a space for the production and promotion of renewable energies in Cuba.

  7. Women Advocates for Harvesting Rainwater in Salinity-Affected Coastal Bangladesh

    - Inter Press Service

    KHULNA, Bangladesh, Sep 23 (IPS) - Like many other women in Bangladesh's salinity-prone coastal region, Lalita Roy had to travel a long distance every day to collect drinking water as there was no fresh water source nearby her locality.

  8. Why Investing in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Pays Off

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON / EDINBURG, Sep 23 (IPS) - As the devastating images of flooding in Pakistan went round the world and the country declared a state of emergency, some 4,000 miles away in Stockholm, delegates had just arrived for World Water Week – an annual focal point for global water issues.

  9. Civil Disobedience - How to Make Enemies and Influence People

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) - Radical climate groups undeterred by risks and unpopularity as long as message gets acrossBlocking metros and highways in rush-hour traffic to stop commuters getting to work. Vandalizing petrol pumps to put them out of use. Halting sporting events such as the French Open and the British Grand Prix. Disrupting bemused art lovers by gluing oneself to priceless masterpieces.

  10. How to Make COP27 a Success

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Sep 22 (IPS) - Each year, low-emitting countries like Bangladesh are the greatest sufferers and, paradoxically, pay the biggest price in losses and damages resulting from climate change.

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