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  1. This Earth Day, a Peoples Perspective is What is Most Needed

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) - Today marks Earth Day and all around the globe, advocates and activists, concerned citizens and the like will gather to raise awareness about the climate crisis.

  2. Agro-industry Surrounds Xingu Indigenous Territory in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 21 (IPS) - Watatakalu Yawalapiti is 40 years old. She was born in the Amakapuku village, surrounded by a large preserved forest in the heart of Brazil. She spent part of her childhood on the white sands and clear waters of the Tuatuari river. At other times, she would sit in a circle listening to her great-grandfather telling stories, like the one about how the white man would arrive with a huge blade and cut down the trees as one shaves one's body hair.

  3. Earth Day 2021: Passing On a Cleaner World

    - Inter Press Service

    MIDWAY, Utah USA, Apr 21 (IPS) - The writer holds physics M.S. and B.S. degrees from Georgia Tech and DePaul University and is the author of A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary. Preserving the beauty and wonder of our natural world for future generations should certainly be a goal everyone can get behind. While progress is often stymied by polarizing debates, clean air and water should be a priority for everyone.

  4. Another False Start in Africa Sold with Green Revolution Myths

    - Inter Press Service

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    BOSTON and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 20 (IPS) - Since the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) was launched in 2006, yields have barely risen, while rural poverty remains endemic, and would have increased more if not for out-migration.

  5. Kenya's Poor Need Different Lockdown Restrictions to Survive, Scientists Urge

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Apr 19 (IPS) - After Joseph Mandu lost his job because of the country’s coronavirus lockdown, he would still wake every morning and leave his home in the City Carton slum in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. But instead of heading to the restaurant he worked at as a pool-table attendant, he would walk around City Carton searching for odd jobs to earn an income so he could pay for the food his family needed to survive.

  6. Studying Marine Lifes Brief Break from Human Noise

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 15 (IPS) - Travel and economic slowdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to brake shipping, seafloor exploration, and many other human activities in the ocean, creating a unique moment to begin a time-series study of the impacts of sound on marine life.

  7. Ecological Cookstoves Help Preserve El Salvador's Coastal Mangroves

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN LUIS LA HERRADURA, El Salvador, Apr 14 (IPS) - A score of coastal communities in El Salvador are staking their bets on sustainable development as a form of life that does not overexploit natural resources diminished by years of government neglect and a lack of environmental awareness, using instruments ranging from ecological cookstoves to mangrove reforestation.

  8. COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Millions of lives lost. Trillions of dollars in economic damage. Over 120 million more people pushed into extreme poverty. The human and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is almost unimaginable – a once-in-a-century catastrophe.

  9. New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 (IPS) - With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment.

  10. Barilla Foundation Brings Health and Climate Together in New Double Pyramid

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 12 (IPS) - Following an extensive scientific review, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) is preparing to launch a new food systems model which incorporates nutrition and climate.

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