News headlines for “Nature and Animal Conservation”

  1. Video: Roraima in Search of Safe and Sustainable Energy Autonomy

    - Inter Press Service

    BOA VISTA, Brazil, Feb 06 (IPS) - Roraima, the northernmost state of Brazil, on the border with Guyana and Venezuela, is undergoing an energy transition that points to the dilemmas and possible solutions for a safe and sustainable supply of electricity in the Amazon rainforest.

  2. Overcoming the Currency Mismatch to Finance Clean Energy in Developing Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 31 (IPS) - Meeting our climate change goals will require massive investments in clean energy projects, in both advanced economies and across the Global South.  But financing projects in the latter group of countries requires an increase in foreign capital inflows that will be constrained by currency exchange rate risk. Creating an innovative Exchange Rate Coverage Facility can help to overcome this constraint.

  3. Environmental Accountability, Justice & Reconstruction in Russian War on Ukraine

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 (IPS) - Next month (February 24) will mark one year since Russia began its full-scale war on Ukraine. This large-scale land invasion has had repercussions across the geopolitical, humanitarianfinancial, and even food and energy domains. It has also had devastating ecological impacts.

  4. Management of Protected Areas Is a Latin American Priority for 2023

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, Jan 31 (IPS) - The environmental priority for South America in 2023 can be summed up in the management of its terrestrial and marine protected areas, together with the challenges of the extractivist economy and the transition to a green economy with priority attention to the most vulnerable populations.

  5. The Value of Insects: Why We Must Act Now to Protect Them

    - Inter Press Service

    URBANA, Illinois, USA, Jan 27 (IPS) - Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture granted a conditional license for the first-ever honeybee vaccine. This is an exciting step that will protect bees from American foulbrood disease and ultimately help to stop the alarming decline in their numbers.

  6. As the Climate Crisis Bites, Soil Needs Doctors Too

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jan 26 (IPS) - In a wiser world, the term ‘treating someone like dirt’ would be a good thing. After all, 15 of the 18 nutrients essential to plants are supplied by soils and around 95% of the food we eat comes directly or indirectly from them, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    So dirt is actually a precious resource that deserves to be treated with respect, care and perhaps even a little love.

  7. Cabo Verde Hoists the Blue Flag

    - Inter Press Service

    MINDELO, Cabo Verde, Jan 26 (IPS) - On 20 January, the world’s best sailors arrived in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, completing the initial leg of the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race. Coinciding with this stop was the launch of Cabo Verde’s first blue bond at the Ocean Summit, an event jointly organized by The Ocean Race and the Government of Cabo Verde on the sidelines of the grueling round-the-world race. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in attendance as this year’s keynote speaker.

  8. Solar Energy Useless Without Good Batteries in Brazils Amazon Jungle

    - Inter Press Service

    BOA VISTA, Brazil, Jan 25 (IPS) - “Our electric power is of bad quality, it ruins electrical appliances,” complained Jesus Mota, 63. “In other places it works well, not here. Just because we are indigenous,” protested his wife, Adélia Augusto da Silva, of the same age.

  9. The Mayan Train Pierces the Yucatan, the Great Jungle of Mexico

    - Inter Press Service

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Jan 24 (IPS) - The Mayan Train (TM), run by the government’s National Tourism Development Fund (Fonatur), threatens the Mayan Jungle, the second largest in Latin America after the Amazon rainforest. its ecosystems and indigenous communities, as well as underground caves and cenotes - freshwater sinkholes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater.

  10. Unstoppable Gas Leaks in Mexico

    - Inter Press Service

    A dark mole dots the brown earth, among the green scrub at this spot in southeastern Mexico. A repetitive “glug, glug,” a noise sounding like a thirsty animal, and an intense stench lead to this site, hidden in the undergrowth, where a broken pipe has created a pool of dense oil.

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