Rocky Point Fishers look to the sanctuary to ease environmental issues, low fish catch – global issues

Ephraim Walters in his fishing cabin. The father of nine children has been a fisherman for 59 years. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPS By Zadie Neufville (rocky point, jamaica) Friday, June 02, 2023 Inter press service ROCKY POINT, Jamaica, Jun 02 (IPS) – Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, fishermen at Clarendon’s Rocky Point fishing beach had to … Read more

Amazon workers walk out amid layoffs and climate pledges

A month later Amazon has ordered its corporate employees back to the office, some of them have gone back. Rallies were held outside the company’s headquarters in Seattle and Amazon offices in several other cities today. Workers are protesting Amazon’s back-to-office mandate and lack of meaningful progress on the Climate Pledge. “Morale is the lowest … Read more

Things can only get worse – global problems

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has now reported a “staggering” increase in climate emergencies over the past 20 years. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS By Baher Kamal (Rome) Monday, May 29, 2023 Inter press service ROME, May 29 (IPS) – Please stop with all these watered-down formulations like climate change, climate-related hazards, climate crisis or … Read more

Put an end to period poverty. global issues

Period poverty, or the inability to afford menstrual products, is a serious problem, especially in developing countries, a problem that girls and women face every month, and the focus of Menstrual Hygiene Day, which is celebrated every year on May 28. “I’m happy to come to work here because I get to meet and work … Read more

Climate change gets its day in court: global issues

Opinion: By Ines M Pusadela (Montevideo, Uruguay) Thursday, May 25, 2023 Inter press service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 25 (IPS) – For global justice, the climate crisis has rightly made its way to the world’s highest court. On March 29, 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of … Read more

France bans short-haul domestic flights to reduce carbon emissions

Released: 23/05/2023 – 16:38 France on Tuesday officially banned domestic flights on short routes that can be covered by train in less than two-and-a-half hours, a move aimed at reducing airline emissions that has also angered the industry. Although the measure was included in the 2021 climate law and was already in practice, some airlines … Read more

Advocating for sustainable water ‘game changers’, Kyorosi goes west to global issues

This was the message of the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Tsaba Koros, during an official visit to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he met with high-ranking government officials, students and academics, and members of the local community. “There are commonalities because the whole world is in a water crisiswhich is sparked by … Read more

The need for better mapping of erosion risk zones is greater than ever: global issues

Some climate scientists said it was unfortunate that the flooding in western Rwanda, despite past investments. For example, some experts used to believe that Sebeya, one of the rivers originating in the mountains of Western Rwanda, was no longer a threat to the community. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Amble Twahirwa (kigali) Friday, May 19, 2023 … Read more

Tuberculosis risk factors exacerbated by climate change. global issues

A doctor talks to a tuberculosis survivor at a clinic in Manila, Philippines. Credit: Getty Images for TB Alliance by Ed Holt (Bratislava) Tuesday, May 02, 2023 Inter press service BRATISLAVA, May 02 (IPS) – Although there is no established causal link between climate change and tuberculosis (TB), studies have begun to highlight the potential … Read more