News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 3

  1. Unceasing Human Attacks on the Source of 80% of Food, 98% of Oxygen

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, May 10 (IPS) - Two big facts are impressive enough: plants are the source of 80% of all food, and as much as 98% of all oxygen. Logically, it would be taken for granted that human beings would do whatever is needed to protect this essential source of life. But do they?

  2. Climate Change Threatens Kenya's Historical Sites in Coastal Region

    - Inter Press Service

    MOMBASA, May 09 (IPS) - Along coastal Kenya, historical sites and monuments are threatened due to the impacts of climate change—structures along the Indian Ocean are falling to ruin or collapsing into the ocean because of high tides.

  3. Race to Zero in Asia and Pacific: Our Hopes in the Climate Fight

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 09 (IPS) - The latest synthesis report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes for grim reading: Every fraction of a degree of warming comes with escalated threats, from deadly heatwaves to severe hurricanes and droughts, affecting all economies and communities.

  4. Can African Farmers Still Feed the World?

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, May 08 (IPS) - Less than a decade ago, Africa was home to 60-65% of the world’s uncultivated arable land and 10% of renewable freshwater resources, as reported by the African Union in 2016, while concluding that African farmers could feed the world.

  5. New Mosquito Species Could Derail Fight Against Malaria

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 08 (IPS) - ‘Urban’ Kenya has been alerted because new mosquito species, Anopheles stephensi, threatens to derail decades of effort made in the fight against malaria.

  6. Reshaping Multilateralism in Times of Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Germany, May 05 (IPS) - The world is in permanent crisis mode. In addition to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, the war in Ukraine and other violent conflicts, a worldwide cost of living crisis and an intensified debt crisis in more and more countries of the global South are affecting large parts of humanity.

  7. How the Rise of Timor-Leste’s Aquaculture Sector Is a Blueprint for Other Small Island Nations

    - Inter Press Service

    PENANG, Malaysia, May 03 (IPS) - Dr. Jharendu Pant is Senior Scientist – Sustainable Aquaculture Program, WorldFishFor Timor-Leste, as with most other islands in the Pacific, fortunes are to be found in fish – an equity food available to all regardless of status.

  8. To Confront Our Current Crises, Its Time to Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

    - Inter Press Service

    KARACHI, Pakistan / NAIROBI, Kenya / LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg, May 03 (IPS) - The finance sector’s role in the current global crises – notably climate, biodiversity, and food security – is significant.

    Polluting activities and environmentally-destructive practices for short-term economic gains have catapulted us to our current untenable situation. We're ‘sawing off the branch we’re sitting on’ by sacrificing life-giving ecosystem services for profit, and that branch is sagging and splitting under our weight.

  9. Empowering Women is Key to Breaking the Devastating Cycle of Poverty & Food Insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    BALTIMORE, Maryland / DENVER, Colorado, May 01 (IPS) - Studies consistently show that women have lower rates of agricultural productivity compared to men in the region, but it’s not because they’re less efficient farmers.

  10. Biodiversity Rich-Palau Launches Ambitious Marine Spatial Planning Initiative

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Apr 28 (IPS) - Growing up in Palau in the western Pacific Ocean, Surangel Whipps Jr. played on the reefs and spearfished on an island teeming with birds, giant clams, fish, and turtles.

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