News headlines for “Nature and Animal Conservation”

  1. Despite Climate Crisis, Politicians Will Double the Production of Energy from Fossil Fuels

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Oct 21 (IPS) - In a time when the world's scientific community sounds louder, and stronger than ever, the alarm about the fast growing climate crisis and its destructive impacts, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030.

  2. Climate Change: How 1.3 Billion Africans Cause Least But Suffer Most

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Oct 20 (IPS) - While Africa reportedly causes just 4 percent of global emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) —an acidic colourless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air, causing climate change—, this vast continent, home to over 1.300 billion inhabitants in 52 countries, bears the heaviest brunt of 80 percent of the climate crisis destructive impacts.

  3. Forests & Climate: We Need to do Much, Much More

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW JERSEY, USA, Oct 20 (IPS) - Governments agree that saving the climate means saving forests – but ambition and action fall short of what’s required.

    First the good news: one of the forest goals agreed by governments, businesses and civil society organizations has been met.

  4. What Fate for Three Billion of Humans Who Are Born Equals?

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Oct 18 (IPS) - While more than a third of all purchased food is wasted in rich, mostly Western States, and a similar percentage is lost in poor countries due to the lack of appropriate harvesting, storage and transportation facilities, over three billion people -- or some 40 percent of world population -- cannot afford a healthy diet. Add to these figures --which were released by UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 16 October this year, marking the World Food Day-- another dramatic fact.

  5. Hamburgers and Climate Change

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Oct 18 (IPS) - Probably no country is more closely associated with the hamburger than the United States. It’s fair to say that the hamburger is the country’s culinary icon. It’s the most popular fast food consumed and readily available from coast to coast.

  6. How Land Management Can Restore Hope to Women in Rural Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    HYDERABAD, India, Oct 14 (IPS) - Jenifer Kamba, 33, has always loved farming – a love passed on to her by her late husband after they married 14 years ago. The young farmer duo grew maise, pepper and vegetables on their two-acre farm in Kivandini of Kenya’s Machakos county. Even after her husband died five years ago, Kamba didn’t stop farming.  However, of late, the soil looks dry, and her production has declined considerably.

  7. Winning the Human Race, Together

    - Inter Press Service

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    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - “Now is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report “Our Common Agenda.” Indeed, there is a fork in the road: we can either choose to breakdown or to breakthrough.

  8. Atoll Nation of Tuvalu Adopts ‘Cubes’ to Step Up Nutritious Food Production

    - Inter Press Service

    CANBERRA, Australia, Oct 13 (IPS) - Tuvalu, a small atoll island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean, is one of few countries in the world to have so far evaded the pandemic. But, while it has achieved a milestone with no recorded cases of COVID-19, its population of about 11,931 continues to battle food uncertainties and poor nutrition. These challenges, present long before the pandemic emerged, have been exacerbated by lockdown restrictions and economic hardships during the past year and a half.

  9. China and the UN at 50- What We Can Achieve Together

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIJING, Oct 11 (IPS) - China was one of the architects of the United Nations and was the first signatory of the UN Charter in San Francisco in 1945.

    But it was only in October 1971, with the Chinese delegation led by Mr. Qiao Guanhua, that China’s representation at the UN resumed. Since that time, the UN has had the great privilege of witnessing and supporting China in achieving one of the greatest periods of socio-economic progress in world history.

  10. Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need to Improve Sanitation in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Oct 08 (IPS) - Basic sanitation, a sector that is undervalued because, according to politicians, it does not bring in votes, has gained relevance in Brazil due to the pandemic that has hit the poor especially hard and the drought that threatens millions of people.

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