News headlines for “Biodiversity”

  1. Kenyas Huge Railway Project Is Causing Environmental Damage. Heres How

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jul 29 (IPS) - Kenya is constructing a railway line that connects the coastal port of Mombasa and the interior of the country. It is expected to terminate at Malaba, a town on the border with Uganda, and link up with other railways that are being built in East Africa. It’s locally known as the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

  2. Water Scarcity: Coming Soon

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 29 (IPS) - In 1995, a highly-respected water expert in South Africa, Bill Pitmanin very concise terms illustrated that the country, already battling a growing lack of water then, would likely run out in 25 years if it did not increase its supply.

  3. Golden Rice: Triumph for Science

    - Inter Press Service

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    SINGAPORE, Jul 28 (IPS) - After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval of the bioengineered Bt eggplant represents a landmark victory of science over misinformation; it will provide consumers with improved nutrition (Golden Rice) and safer food (Bt eggplant).

  4. Water Poverty: The Political Connection

    - Inter Press Service

    LISBON, Portugal, Jul 28 (IPS) - The water we drink and the air we breathe are the basis of life. With universal access to clean water and sanitation, we will be healthier, our economies will be stronger, gender equality will be more achievable, and more children will stay in school.

  5. Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet

    - Inter Press Service

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    ROME, Jul 26 (IPS) - Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive.

  6. Beware UN Food Systems Summit Trojan Horse

    - Inter Press Service

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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 26 (IPS) - Undoubtedly, the world needs to reform existing food systems to better serve humanity and sustainable development. But the United Nations World Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) must be consistent with UN-led multilateralism.

    For the first time ever, the World Economic Forum (WEF), a partnership of some of the world’s most powerful corporations, is partnering the UN in launching the Summit, now scheduled for September, with its ‘Pre-Summit’ beginning today.

  7. Is it Time to Create a UN Political Body for Climate Change?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - As a wisecracking cynic once remarked: “The sun would never set on the British empire because God wouldn’t trust an Englishman in the dark“. Perhaps it was an uncharitable remark because most of the British colonies have long gone.

  8. Rwandan Farmers Pin Hopes on New Tech to Tackle Food Losses

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Rwanda, Jul 22 (IPS) - Rwanda is trying to reduce post-harvest loss by relying on new technologies to increase the amount of food available for consumption and help smallholder farmers confront some challenges caused by the overproduction of staple crops.

  9. Europe’s Catastrophic Flooding Was Forecast Well in Advance – What Went So Wrong?

    - Inter Press Service

    Jul 22 (IPS) - Almost 200 people dead and many others still missing. Billions of euros’ worth of damage. Communities devastated. Thousands of homes destroyed and their occupants traumatised.

  10. Confronting a Worsening Climate

    - Inter Press Service

    URBANA, Illinois, Jul 21 (IPS) - Across the United States, the last few months have brought along many climate-linked disasters. From surging wildfires in Hawaii to record-breaking Pacific Northwest heat waves to drought across the western states. The southwestern states also have seen heavy rains that resulted in flash flooding events.

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