Tag Archives: Environment

Renewed, More Ambitious Targets of Paris Agreement Needed

As a small island developing state, Saint Lucia is disproportionately vulnerable to external economic shocks and extreme climate-related events that can instantly erase decades of its development gains. A new report by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) states that many countries have strengthened their commitments to the Paris Agreement by “reducing […]

The Global Insecurity of Climate Change

by Nalisha Kalideen (bonn, germany) Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Inter Press Service BONN, Germany, Feb 24 (IPS) – For Sudanese youth, climate change is synonymous with insecurity. “We are living in a continuous insecurity due to many factors that puts Sudan on top of the list when it comes to climate vulnerability,” said Nisreen Elsaim, Sudanese […]

Mexico to Ban Glyphosate, GM Corn Presidential Decree Comes Despite Intense Pressure from Industry, U.S. Authorities

Tractor caravan to Mexico City farmer protest demands “Mexico Free of Transgenics”. Credit: Enrique Perez S./ANEC Opinion by Timothy A. Wise (cambridge ma) Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Inter Press Service CAMBRIDGE MA, Feb 24 (IPS) – Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador quietly rocked the agribusiness world with his New Year’s Eve decree to phase out […]

Cuba Prioritises Sustainable Water Management in the Face of Climate Challenges

High-density polyethylene pipe is laid on a street in the Cuban capital, where the Aguas de La Habana water company is upgrading the water supply networks in the municipality of Centro Habana. CREDIT: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS by Luis Brizuela (havana) Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Inter Press Service HAVANA, Feb 23 (IPS) – With the construction of […]

Natural Enemies: How Mango Farmers are Tackling an Invasive Fruit Fly Pest

Mango farmers Susan and Batsirai Zinoro from Mutoko District, Zimbabwe are using Integrated Pest Management methods to control a fruit fly pest. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS by Busani Bafana (bulawayo, zimbabwe) Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 23 (IPS) – As the climate warms, a destructive pest is spreading its wings and damaging […]

In Argentinas Chaco Region, the Forest Is Also a Source of Electricity

The Unitán company’s biomass electricity generating plant in the municipality of La Escondida, in the northeast Argentine province of Chaco, which began to operate in December, cost 18 million dollars to build and will supply up to 6.6 MW to the country’s power grid. CREDIT: Courtesy of Unitán by Daniel Gutman (buenos aires) Friday, February 19, […]

UN Blueprint that Could Urgently Solve Earths Triple Climate Emergencies

A recent UN report lays out the gravity of Earth’s triple environmental emergencies of climate, biodiversity loss and pollution. Fishers on Kochi, Kerala operates the traditional lift-net method where catches have fallen drastically as a result of mechanised over-fishing. High fuel subsidies make it profitable for deep-sea fishing trawlers even when travelling large distances into […]

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa

A woman farmer in Mozambique with DT maize harvest. Credit: CIMMYT / IITA Opinion by Nteranya Sanginga, Martin Kropff (ibadan and mexico city) Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Inter Press Service Martin Kropff, Director General, CIMMYT and Nteranya Sanginga, Director General, IITA IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have […]

India Glacier Disaster: In a Warming World is there no Less Lethal Way to Power Development?

Studies show that glaciers in India are permanently losing ice, not only owing to higher temperatures from global warming but also in response to “deprived precipitation conditions” High siltation as the Teesta, a Himalayan glacier-sourced river which rises from the Eastern Himalayas, is dammed at the Teesta barrage at Siliguri, West Bengal. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS […]

Climate Change & Policy Making in Nepal

Rural woman farmer Chandra Kala Thapa works in the fields near Chatiune Village, Nepal. Over $39 million has been earmarked by a UN-backed fund to combat effects of climate change in Nepal. Credit: UN Women/Narendra Shrestha Opinion by Simone Galimberti (kathmandu, nepal) Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Inter Press Service Simone Galimberti is Co-Founder of ENGAGE, a […]