Zimbabwe’s Afforestation Challenge — Global Issues

Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province. Perennial dry conditions have also seen Zimbabwe struggle with annual wild fires that have destroyed large tracts of land and damaged the soil, effectively providing the right conditions for turning parts of the country into mini deserts.Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS by Ignatius Banda (bulawayo) Friday, March 27, 2020 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, […]

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Changing Weather Patterns Spell Doom for Unprepared Pakistan Farmers — Global Issues

Inconsistent rainfall can be disastrous for winter and summer crops in Pakistan, where many farmers are still unaware of how to adapt to climate change. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS by Xari Jalil Friday, March 13, 2020 Inter Press Service Mar 13 (IPS) – Unpredictable weather patterns in the form of excessive or prolonged rainfall are wreaking […]

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Flood-hit communities could be ABANDONED warns Environment Agency head

Flood-hit communities might have to be abandoned the head of the Environment Agency will say today – as ‘danger to life’ warnings remain in place along the River Severn. Sir James Bevan will say it would be unrealistic to ban all development on the flood plain, but if there is no alternative any building that […]

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N.S. government extends Northern Pulp’s use of Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until April – Halifax

Northern Pulp will continue to use its Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until the end of April as the company prepares the facility for its indefinite closure. On Wednesday, Northern Pulp announced it had received an order from Nova Scotia Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson that directs the continued use of its wastewater treatment plant […]

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U.S. Census Bureau launches once-a-decade head count in rural Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The U.S. Census Bureau was due to launch its latest once-in-a decade head count of Americans on Tuesday in one of the most remote corners of the country: a tiny, rural Alaska Native settlement on the Bering Sea coast. FILE PHOTO: Gabe Layman, chair of the Alaska Census, speaks at the […]

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Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution — Global Issues

Staff from MCI Santé Animale, one of the 18 companies that have participated in energy management training organized by UNIDO´s Industrial Energy Accelerator in partnership with the Moroccan government, at work, as the country moves to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel imports. Credit: UNIDO Opinion by Tareq Emtariah (vienna) Friday, December 13, 2019 Inter […]

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Volkswagen set to propose plea deal on environment charges in Ontario court

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 13, 2019 9:46 am Updated December 13, 2019 9:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Lawyers for German auto giant Volkswagen are set to propose a plea deal in an Ontario court today on allegations […]

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Australia fires: helicopter crashes as 140 blazes rage in NSW and Queensland – live | Australia news

Queensland is choking on NSW’s bushfire smoke as a southerly change sweeps across the state bringing testing conditions for firefighters. The southeast corner of the state is shrouded in smoke, with the World Health Quality index showing unhealthy levels of air quality across parts of Queensland. “We have seen a southerly change move up from […]

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Under Pressure. Can COP25 Deliver? — Global Issues

Climate change effects, such as extreme weather events, drive up environmental remediation costs. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS Opinion by Farhana Haque Rahman (rome) Monday, December 02, 2019 Inter Press Service ROME, Dec 02 (IPS) – Mass public pressure backed by the weight of scientific reports is starting to bring governments to their senses as the […]

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Some Southern Alberta crops could benefit from fall snowstorms come spring: scientist – Lethbridge

In southern Alberta, there is one group finding the silver lining in the abnormally large amount of snow this fall: some farmers. “This is going to maybe make things go a little more positive going into spring next year,” said retired agronomy research scientist Ross McKenzie. Related News READ MORE: Southern Alberta sugar […]

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