News headlines for “Climate Change and Global Warming”

  1. Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 10 (IPS) - COVID-19 has become a scourge affecting all levels of human society – morals, behaviour, human interaction, economy and politics. The pandemic has wrecked havoc on our way of being and its impact will remain huge and all-encompassing. It is not only affecting our globally shared existence, it is also changing what has been called "the little life", i.e. our own way of thinking and being, our personal life situation and the one of those close to us; people we love and depend upon – our friends and family.

  2. Warming Temperatures & Decades of Oil Spills Cause Irreversible Damage to the Persian Gulf

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 10 (IPS) - Rabiya Jaffery is a freelance journalist covering climate change, migration, and human rights in the Middle East and South Asia. She is currently a reporting fellow for Norvergence, an international climate communications NGO.The Persian Gulf is one of the most strategic waterways in the world and is also one of the most polluted.

    According to estimates by experts, pollution levels in the Persian Gulf are 47 times higher than the world's average and are steadily increasing.

  3. Biodiversity Loss Could be Making Us Sick – Here's Why

    Aug 05 (IPS) - By 2050, 70% of the world's population is expected to live in towns and cities. Urban living brings many benefits, but city dwellers worldwide are seeing a rapid increase in noncommunicable health problems, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease.

  4. Bangladesh Deals with Triple Disasters of Flooding, Coronavirus and Lost Livelihoods

    DHAKA, Aug 05 (IPS) - With nearly 5.5 million people people across Bangladesh affected by severe flooding -- the worst in two decades -- humanitarian experts are concerned that millions of people, already badly impacted by COVID-19, will be pushed further into poverty.

  5. Clean Cooking Transition: Pathways as Seen by Kenyan Villagers

    AMSTERDAM, Aug 04 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current efforts are still lagging several steps behind the specific needs of the communities and are not enough to achieve energy access for all, especially clean cooking solutions.

  6. Kashmir Now Hotspot of Illegal Riverbed Mining

    Aug 03 (IPS) - Going against its own orders, the government in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered the fast-tracking of environmental clearances despite manifest evidence of illegal sand mining.

  7. The COVID-19 Plastic Pandemic

    KATHMANDU, Aug 03 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic was a respite for nature everywhere. The air was cleanertrekking trails were pristine, the summit of Mt Everest was desertedand worldwide carbon emission dipped by -26%.

  8. Reflections on the Charter of the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary

    NEW YORK, Jul 29 (IPS) - This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, written and signed during a period of great global change. Today, the world is again shifting beneath our feet. Yet, the Charter remains a firm foundation for our joint efforts.

  9. Solar Energy Expands in Brazil Despite the Pandemic

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 (IPS) - Solar energy has continued to expand in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic and should contribute to the economic recovery in the wake of the health crisis.

  10. Trinidad Skilfully Handles COVID-19 but Falls Short with Wildlife

    PORT OF SPAIN, Jul 23 (IPS) - Could indiscriminate hunting lead to an outbreak of another zoonotic disease in Trinidad and Tobago. In this Voices from the Global South podcast our correspondent Jewel Fraser finds out.

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