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  1. Pulses for a Sustainable Future

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    ROME, Feb 10 (IPS) - Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health.

    This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil degradation and many others.

    Transition to more sustainable food systems can provide adequate solutions to all these challenges.

  2. Globalization of Indifference: Ai Weiwei and the Refugee Crisis

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 10 (IPS) - Humans belong to a species that is constantly on the move . Since some Homo Sapiens 125,000 years ago began to move from the African continent, humans can be found all over the world, even in such utterly inhospitable places as the icebound plateaus of Antarctica.

    By moving, humans have tried to escape inadequate food-supply or otherwise unacceptable living conditions.

    Natural forces have forced them to leave, or even more commonly – violent actions by other humans. With them migrants have brought their means of expression and interaction, some of them expressed through their art.

  3. Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 07 (IPS) - The Caribbean economies have long recognized the value of working together. Improving regional integration—for instance, through more intraregional trade and policy coordination—can help the region's small-size economies build greater resilience and scale, as well as enhance bargaining power on the global stage.

  4. World’s Young Activists at War: First, Occupy Wall Street, Next Un-Occupy Palestine

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 06 (IPS) - The world's young activists, numbering over 3.8 billion, are on the war path.

    The rising new socialist movements—which originated with "Black Lives Matter" and "Occupy Wall Street" (one protester's slogan read: "Un-Occupy Palestine") -- were aimed at battling racism, political repression and institutionalized inequalities in capitalist societies.

  5. India's Outdoor Workers on the Frontlines of Climate Change

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    NEW DEHLI, Feb 05 (IPS) - Last June when more than half of India was reeling under daily temperatures topping 40 degrees Celsius, Nursing Behera's 11-month-old son burned both his legs when a pot of boiling water fell on him.

  6. World Drains Away Valuable Energy, Nutrients & Water in Fast-Growing Wastewater Streams

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 05 (IPS) - Vast amounts of valuable energy, agricultural nutrients, and water could be recovered from the world's fast-growing volume of municipal wastewater.

  7. Coping with Australia’s Surfeit of Natural Disasters & Lessons to be Learned

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    CANBERRA, Australia, Feb 04 (IPS) - I love visiting Canberra in the summer. The air is clean. The water in lake Burley Griffin is crystal clear and the "go boats" merrily bob up and down with their wine sipping occupants while black swans frolic in peace.

  8. Women & Girls Up Front — the Humanitarian Response in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    GENEVA / JOHANNESBURG / KINSHASA, Feb 04 (IPS) - Eleven-year-old "Anne" went to a health facility with her mother in the conflict-affected province of Ituri, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. At first, she could barely tell her story.

  9. India's Unique Water Purification Wetland Could Soon Become Extinct

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    KOLKATA, India, Jan 31 (IPS) - World Wetlands Day is on Sunday, Feb. 2. IPS senior correspondent Manipadma Jena marks the day by visiting the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW), a unique wetland that operates as a natural water purification ecosystem.

    Ramkumar Mondal's farm is awash in a brilliant yellow mustard bloom. A flock of grey cranes peck for food amidst the shallow watergrass. But Mondal's fishpond digs in there like a do-or-die last sentinel as nearby high-rise buildings, a symbol of development and encroachment, menacingly tower over the fishpond, permanently blocking the eastern sun so essential for the pondwater to convert sewage into fish-feed.

  10. The Role of Sherpas in Nature Conservation as Guardians of the Himalayas

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jan 31 (IPS) - Since I was a kid, I grew up with adventures and stories of famous characters of the books of Jack London: White Fang, Make a Fire… and the incredible ode to perseverance of Martin Eden.

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