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  1. Rocky Point Fishers Await Sanctuary To Ease Environmental Issues, Low Fish Catch

    - Inter Press Service

    ROCKY POINT, Jamaica, Jun 02 (IPS) - Long before the COVID-19 Pandemic, fishers at the Rocky Point fishing beach in Clarendon were forced to venture farther out to sea to make a living or find alternatives to make ends meet.

  2. Of the Sahel and the Merchants of Death

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jun 02 (IPS) - There is a tangled trafficking web that has been woven across the Sahel, which spans almost 6.000 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, and is home to more than 300 million people in 10 countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

  3. Peru's Agro-Export Boom Has not Boosted Human Development

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, May 31 (IPS) - Peru’s agro-export industry is growing steadily and reached record levels in 2022. But this has not had a favorable impact on human development in this South American country, where high levels of inequality, poverty, childhood anemia and malnutrition persist, as well as complaints about the poor quality of employment in the sector.

  4. Climate Carnage: Things Can Only Get Worse

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, May 29 (IPS) - Please stop repeating all this softened wording, such as climate change, climate-related hazards, climate crisis, or extreme weather events... And just call it what it really is: climate carnage.

  5. Kenyan Scientists Trend-Setting Research into Health Benefits of Snails

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 29 (IPS) - Snails and slime are usually followed by the thought ‘EEW!’ from most people … some might even scream at seeing a snail near them.

  6. Menstrual Health and Hygiene Is Unaffordable for Poor Girls and Women in Latin America

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, May 26 (IPS) - Menstrual hygiene management is elusive for millions of poor women and girls in Latin America, who suffer because their living conditions make it difficult or impossible for them to access resources and services that could make menstruation a simple normal part of life.

  7. How Farmer Producer Organisations Benefit Small Scale Farmers in India

    - Inter Press Service

    MANDLA, JHARGRAM & AHMEDNAGAR, INDIA, May 26 (IPS) - Until a decade ago, marginal farmers Gangotri Chandrol and Sunitabai lacked livelihood options in the post-monsoon season.

  8. Cooperatives in Argentina Help Drive Expansion of Renewable Energy

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 26 (IPS) - When the residents of Armstrong, a town of 15,000 in western Argentina, began to meet to discuss a renewable energy project, they agreed that there could be many positive effects and that it was not just a question of doing their bit in the global effort to mitigate climate change.

  9. Climate Change Gets Its Day in Court

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 25 (IPS) - As a matter of global justice, the climate crisis has rightfully made its way to the world’s highest court.

    On 29 March 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to issue an advisory opinion on the obligations of states on climate change. The initiative was led by the Pacific Island state of Vanuatuone of several at risk of disappearing under rising sea levels. It was co-sponsored by 132 states and actively supported by networks of grassroots youth groups from the Pacific and around the world.

  10. Population Denialism is Reminiscent of Climate Denialism

    - Inter Press Service

    ST PAUL, Minnesota, USA, May 25 (IPS) - A new study estimates that global heating will push billions of people outside the comfortable range of temperature and weather in which we have evolved.

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