News headlines for “Nature and Animal Conservation”, page 3

  1. Can Agroecology Feed the World?

    ROME, Oct 23 (IPS) - Producing food and ensuring nutrition security, protecting the environment and restoring biodiversity, building sustainable and fair food systems: That's the promise of agroecology.

  2. Living with Drought: Lessons from Brazil's Semiarid Region

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 23 (IPS) - No one died of hunger during the worst drought in Brazil's semiarid ecoregion, between 2011 and 2018, in sharp contrast to the past when scarce rainfall caused deaths, looting, a mass exodus to the South and bloody conflicts.

  3. Capture of CO2 and Hydrogen as Part of Latin America's Energy Future

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 22 (IPS) - While struggling to increase the generation and consumption of renewable energy, Latin America is beginning to see the rise of new technologies, such as the capture and storage of carbon and hydrogen from fossil fuels or wind and solar energy.

  4. Bulawayo Water Crisis: When the Taps Run Dry and the City Runs out of Ideas

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 21 (IPS) - Dotted across the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo, the water tanks installed in private residences is evidence that years of water crisis, that has seen some suburbs here going for months without running water, has not spared anyone. The large plastic drums, locally called Jojo tanks after the company that manufacturers them — which have a storage range of up to 10,000 litres — have assumed a class status of sorts in Bulawayo.

  5. Questions remain over Botswana's Mass Elephant Deaths

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 20 (IPS) - When hundreds of elephants died in the space of a few months in Botswana earlier this year, conservationists were shocked. Wildlife experts said it was one of the largest elephant mortality events in history.

  6. Limited Liability: Profit Without Responsibility

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 20 (IPS) - Limited liability protection for shareholders in joint stock companies was introduced to encourage investments in them. However, it has encouraged irresponsibility, causing much harm while generating profits without responsibility.

  7. Climate Change: New Threat to Nepal’s Rhinos

    CHITWAN, Nepal, Oct 19 (IPS) - Nepal's population of one-horned rhinoceros that survived hunting, a shrinking habitat and wildlife trafficking are now faced with a new threat: changes in their living environment due to a rapidly-warming atmosphere.

  8. Why We Need Trees to End to Poverty - Landmark Report

    NEW YORK, United States, Oct 15 (IPS) - Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a projected rise in extreme poverty, a team of scientists says the world can no longer afford to overlook the role of forests and trees in poverty eradication.With extreme poverty (living on $1.90 a day) projected to rise for the first time in over 20 years, a new study has concluded that global poverty eradication efforts could be futile in the absence of forests and trees.

  9. Working animals’ Role in SDGs and Addressing Climate Change, Pandemic Crises

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - As we prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), it is time to recognise the role of working animals in livelihood systems, addressing climate change and in human health, which has been overlooked for too long. The Working Animal Alliance seeks to change this. 

  10. The Urban Poor are Fighting Back Against COVID-19

    DAKAR, Senegal, Oct 14 (IPS) - For those who live in slums and informal settlements, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront their greatest vulnerabilities. But they are fighting back; organising, and coming up with creative ways to protect their communities.

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