News headlines for “Biodiversity”

  1. Zimbabwe's Afforestation Challenge

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Mar 27 (IPS) - "I have never planted a tree in my life," laughs Jairos Saunyama, a tobacco farmer, revelling at the absurdity of the question of whether he is involved in the country's afforestation efforts. Sawunyama is one of thousands of farmers who are blamed by local conservationists for turning the country's forests into deserts and dust bowls.

  2. Why Empowering National Human Rights Institutions Helps on the Quest for Healthy Earth?

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, Mar 24 (IPS) - We are living in a critical time. As we face existential environmental challenges from climate crises to the mass extinction of species, it is difficult sometimes to see solutions and new ideas. This is why we all need to celebrate and give visibility to creative and courageous efforts of people and organizations striving towards a healthy planet for all.

  3. Fisherfolk Fix Both Food and Climate by Closing Fishing Grounds

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    JAKARTA, Mar 23 (IPS) - Samsul sounded very happy last Monday (Mar. 16) when recounting his experience of catching crabs worth more than $60 in a single day. 

  4. Air Pollution: A Problem We Can Solve in Our Lifetime

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    MUMBAI, India, Mar 23 (IPS) - Over the past few years, worsening air quality in India—and in north India specifically—has awakened policy makers and civil society to take urgent action.

  5. Women & Climate: Planting a Global Forest in a Connected World

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    NEW YORK and TORONTO, Mar 23 (IPS) - In January of this year, Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shocked much of the world when they announced they would be stepping down from their roles as senior royals.

  6. Thirsting for Water Security?

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    BERLIN, Germany, Mar 20 (IPS) - Water is essential and indispensable for life on earth. We know that; and many of us have perhaps heard, written and uttered these words themselves a ‘million' times.

  7. Young People Bring Solar Energy to Schools in the Argentine Capital

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    BUENOS AIRES, Mar 19 (IPS) - "The idea came to a group of schoolmates and me in 2014, but we never thought it could become a reality," says Sebastián Ieraci, 23, as he points to a multitude of photovoltaic solar panels shining on the roof of the Antonio Devoto High School in the Argentine capital.

  8. Could the Coronavirus Pandemic have been Avoided if the World Listened to Indigenous Leaders?

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 19 (IPS) - Mina Setra remembers the story clearly. As a Dayak Pompakng indigenous person from Indonesia, when  visitors from the city who came into her community; brought bottled water with them because they were worried about the water not being suitable for drinking. 

  9. Giant Itaipú Dam and Bacteria Join Forces for Clean Energy and Environment

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    FOZ DO IGUAÇU, Brazil, Mar 18 (IPS) - "It used to be complicated, I would have lunch with the flies," recalls Pedro Colombari, laughing, on his 400-hectare farm where he fattens 5,000 pigs and raises 400 cattle outside of a small town in southern Brazil.

  10. Changing Weather Patterns Spell Doom for Unprepared Pakistan Farmers

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    Mar 13 (IPS) - Unpredictable weather patterns in the form of excessive or prolonged rainfall are wreaking havoc for farmers across Pakistan as sowing and harvesting periods are severely affected.

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