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William Tell, in popular legend, takes a stand against a system that undermined his human dignity – tyranny and oppression. He refused to bow down before the hat of the evil bailiff Gessler, but was then forced to shoot an apple off his son’s ...
FORESTS play a critical role in climate change
This is the message rendered by Inoke Ratukalou, the director of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's (SPC) Land Resources Division, marking International Day of Forests.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has lashed out at developed countries, blaming them for the droughts plaguing Africa and calling for funding for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional trade bloc.
"This is a ...
Americans have just endured one of the coldest winters in memory, so global warming may not be on their radar. But a new U.N. panel report has just refocused the public debate on a problem some scientists call the greatest threat facing the ...
We are ranchers. And as ranchers in Northern California, we are intimately familiar with the impact of a drought as extreme as the one we are enduring right now – and how it affects the food you eat.
You’ve heard about the shorter ...
NATIONWIDE implementation of water projects is designed to increase access to clean and safe water to more people from the current 51.09 to 74 per cent before end of next year, equal priority being given to both rural and urban communities, the ...
As an ambitious program in Colombia demonstrates, combining grazing and agriculture with tree cultivation can coax more food from each acre, boost farmers’ incomes, restore degraded landscapes, and make farmland more resilient to climate
As countries around the world look to celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday, it is important to reflect on the unique position of women when it comes to climate change
Although climate change
affects all people, women often ...
Ensuring food security is one of the most pressing challenges in Africa, which is increasingly losing ground as a result of challenges from climate change
to land degradation, the top United Nations environment official today said, urging a ...
Recent decades have likely been the wettest on record in the semi-arid Tibetan plateau, researchers say, warning that any further large-scale warming might lead to even greater rainfall in Tibet, the birthplace for Asia's great ...
Nuclear proliferation, religious militancy and income inequality are all major threats to Middle East stability. Sadly, a new one is brewing: water scarcity.The human causes are clear: rapid population growth, antiquated infrastructure, ...
Northeastern Brazil's two-year drought is written in textures.
The brittle puff of a desiccated cactus. The greasy leather of a cow carcasses' neck, still stretched out for a drink. And the hot hiss of rain, falling for the first time in ...
In recent days California has announced its most severe water restrictions ever as drought continues to hit the state. Scientists say the region’s rainfall has been declining over the years and the consequences are serious.
January is ...
About the ProjectIn order to address the damage to the planet caused by high carbon emissions in many countries, a system of tradable carbon credits, formalized by the Kyoto Protocol 1997, exists to help reduce the amount of carbon, and other ...
he health impacts of climate change
, and the importance of integrating health into adaptation planning, have become increasingly prominent in recent years - though arguably not prominent enough. For example, there have been several declarations ...
West African states in the Niger River Basin are seeking to tackle climate
risks and reduce poverty by constructing three hydropower dams in the next five years.In late November, the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority ...
Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday, is best known for his fight against South African apartheid. But his long walk to freedom also included steps toward solving this mammoth problem called climate change
. He envisioned a world where all people ...
Almost 200 countries clinched a deal on climate change
over the weekend in Warsaw, marking the start of a long journey towards a binding international agreement at the 2015 UN climate
talks in Paris.
The agreement, clinched after the UN ...
After another U.N. climate
conference gave only modest results, European Climate
Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the process needs to provide a "substantial answer" to global warming in two years to remain relevant.Even if it succeeds, ...
For Philippines diplomat Yeb Sano, Saturday's close of UN climate
talks in Warsaw comes with an unusual prize: he can eat again.
envoy had embarked on a tea-and-water only fast on the first day of the talks on November 11, in ...
negotiators reached agreement in Warsaw on Saturday on cornerstone elements for the road to a new 2015 deal to curb global warming.
Here are the main points:
ROAD TO PARIS
- Countries reaffirmed the core ...
Almost 200 countries have kept alive hopes for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change
after overcoming disputes on greenhouse gas emissions cuts and aid for poor nations at talks in Poland.
Governments agreed that a new deal in ...
Almost 200 countries on Saturday kept alive hopes for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change
after overcoming disputes on greenhouse gas emissions cuts and aid for poor nations at a meeting widely criticised as lacking ...
talks were deadlocked Saturday as the U.S. and China clashed over what role the Chinese and other fast-growing economies should play in a new pact to fight global warming.
Disputes over climate
aid for poor countries also ...
Almost 200 nations kept a plan to reach a new U.N. climate
pact in 2015 alive on Saturday when rich and poor countries reached a compromise on sharing out the efforts needed to slow global warming.
A two-week negotiation in Warsaw had ...