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  1. 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.

  2. When Saviours Are the Problem

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (IPS) - Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of resolving them. By raising interest rates in response to inflation, they often exacerbate, rather than mitigate business cycles and inflation.

  3. World Migratory Bird Day illuminates the dark side of light pollution

    - UN News

    Governments, cities, companies, and communities around the world are taking action to address a significant and growing threat to wildlife, including many species of migratory birds - light pollution.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. World ‘at a crossroads’ as droughts increase nearly a third in a generation

    - UN News

    Humanity is “at a crossroads” when it comes to managing drought and accelerating ways of slowing it down must happen “urgently, using every tool we can”, said the head of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Thursday, calling for a global commitment to support drought preparedness and resilience.

  7. UN spotlights plant health, crucial for boosting food security worldwide

    - UN News

    On the very first International Day of Plant Health, marked on Thursday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more investment in innovation to boost food security, especially for the billions worldwide living close to the bread line.

  8. 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.

  9. Yemen: $33 million pledged to address decaying oil tanker threat

    - UN News

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    Donors on Wednesday pledged $33 million towards a UN-coordinated plan to prevent an ageing oil tanker moored off the west Coast of Yemen from sparking a potential ecological and humanitarian disaster. 

  10. Climate: World getting ‘measurably closer’ to 1.5-degree threshold

    - UN News

    There is a 50:50 chance of average global temperature reaching 1.5 degrees Celcius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years, and the likelihood is increasing with time, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), published on Tuesday in Geneva. 

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