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

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

Menstrual health and hygiene are out of reach for poor girls and women in Latin America.

Young women in the Brazilian state of Bahia participate in an information campaign that also provides menstrual hygiene products. Poverty and lack of adequate information on this topic affects millions of girls, adolescents and adult women. CREDIT: Government of Bahia by Humberto Marquez (Caracas) Friday, May 26, 2023 Inter press service CARACAS, May 26 (IPS) … 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

Rainwater harvesting brings hope to Central America’s dry corridor

One of the rainwater harvesting systems installed in rural areas of eastern El Salvador, in the arid corridor of Central America. It is based on a system of pipes and gutters that run from the roof to a polyethylene bag in a rectangular pit dug in the yard. CREDIT: Edgardo Ayala / IPS by Edgardo … Read more

The end of the dominance of the dollar. global issues

The supremacy of the US dollar in the international financial system has long been unquestionable. But countries like Brazil are trying to break away. Opinion: by Monica Hurst, Juan Gabriel Tocatlian (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Buenos Aires, Argentina) Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Inter press service RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil / BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May … Read more

A golden opportunity for the global south. global issues

Opinion: By Darini Rajasingham-Senayake (Colombo, Sri Lanka) Monday, May 15, 2023 Inter press service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 15 (IPS) – Asia is the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic region, according to the latest IMF report. “Recovery under constant uncertainty”. 1: Asia and the Pacific will contributing to around 70 percent of global growth … Read more

A Short Story of a Tree and a Moroccan Wedding Party—Global Issues

The argan tree forest is a vital fodder for all herds even in times of drought. All parts of the Argan tree are edible and highly valued. leaves, fruits and vegetation are a favorite food, especially for the bravest goats, who do not hesitate to climb the branches. Credit: Shutterstock. By Baher Kamal (Rome) Friday, … Read more

A young woman is sparking a 3D printing revolution in The Gambia. global issues

Opinion: By Abdul Baji (Banjul, The Gambia) Thursday, May 11, 2023 Inter press service BANJUL, The Gambia, May 11 (IPS) – In the heart of The Gambia, a brave young woman named Fatu Juka Darbor is blazing a trail for women fueled by her fiery passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). His remarkable … Read more

The magic formula of Africa and the Italian taxi driver. global issues

Africa is the continent that contributed the least (only 2 to 3%) to the causes of the current climate emergency, suffering 82% of the devastating consequences. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Baher Kamal (Rome) Thursday, May 04, 2023 Inter press service ROME, May 4 (IPS) – A few days ago, an Italian taxi driver in Rome … Read more