News headlines for “Nature and Animal Conservation”

  1. The Risks of Turning Planet Earth into a Giant Desert

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 24 (IPS) - The message is clear: three-quarters of the world’s population will be affected by drought by 2050. Does it sound too far in time? Well, your kids might be among the billions of humans living on a desertified planet.

  2. Cuban Farmers Fight Land Degradation with Sustainable Management

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, May 23 (IPS) - Thorny bushes and barren soil made it look like a bad bet, but Cuban farmer José Antonio Sosa ignored other people’s objections about the land and gave life to what is now the thriving La Villa farm on the outskirts of Havana.

  3. What India Needs To Do To Achieve Net-Zero Status by 2070

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, May 20 (IPS) - The recent IPCC report that came out in the month of March 2022 says that, by the end of the century, the temperature rise is likely to be 2 to 3.7 degrees if global emissions, as they stand today, are not curtailed. In fact, according to the report, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions need to come down by 45 percent globally (compared with 2005) by the end of 2030.

  4. Caring for Water Where Mining Leads to Wealth and Tragedies in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    BELO HORIZONTE/ITABIRITO, Brazil, May 19 (IPS) - The southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais owes its name to the main economic activity throughout its history: mining – of gold since the 17th century and later iron ore, which took on an industrial scale with massive exports in the 20th century.

  5. Oil Business Burns Enough Gas to Power the Whole Sub-Sahara or Two Thirds of Europe

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 18 (IPS) - While the attention of mostly Western media and politicians is quasi exclusively hoarded up by the proxy war in Ukraine and its consequences on the energy sector, the world’s big oil business continues to burn Planet Earth with its underreported though highly polluting, wasteful practice of gas flaring.

  6. Floods Drive Urban Solutions in Brazilian Metropolis

    - Inter Press Service

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, May 17 (IPS) - "We do everything through parties, we don't want power, we don't want to take over the role of the State, but we don't just protest and complain," said Itamar de Paula Santos, a member of the United Community Council for Ribeiro de Abreu (Comupra), in this southeastern Brazilian city.

  7. Massive Deforestation in the Congo Basin Will Lead to Poverty

    - Inter Press Service

    YAOUNDÉ, May 13 (IPS) - Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue is Forest Campaigner with Greenpeace Africa and a 2022 Aspen New Voices Fellow.Growing up amid under the leafy canopy of the Congo Basin rainforest, the woodland was more than our home. It was our playground, our medicine cabinet, our teacher, our therapist. And it was a source of livelihood with its rich biodiversity and helped shield us from the effects of climate change.

  8. Mining Destroys the Lives of Indigenous People in Venezuela

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, May 12 (IPS) - The voracious search for gold in southern Venezuela, practiced by thousands of illegal miners under the protection of various armed groups, represents the greatest threat today to the lives of indigenous peoples, their habitat and their cultures, according to their organizations and human rights defenders.

  9. Plants: Up to 80% of Food and 98% of Oxygen, Endangered

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 11 (IPS) - It is as simple –and as horrifying– as that: both human health and the health of Planet Earth depend on plants. However, plants that make up 80% of the food and 98% of the oxygen, are under growing dangerous threats.

  10. Give Edible Insects a Chance as an Alternative High-Quality Protein Source, say Scientists

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, May 06 (IPS) - Growing up in Samoya Village of Bungoma County in the Western part of Kenya, Elvis Wanjala has fond childhood memories of the rainy season, chasing and catching black-bellied winged termites in the rain.

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