World Environment Day solutions to plastic pollution. global issues

About 19-23 million tons of plastic enters lakes, rivers and seas every year. Credit: Athar Parvaiz/IPS Opinion: author: Lara Van Leet, Akilah Davit (Tempe, Arizona, us) Monday, June 5, 2023 Inter press service TEMPE, Arizona, USA, Jun 05 (IPS) – It’s time to come together and celebrate the environment. June 5 is the 50th World … 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

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

Scientists outline the menus of the future

Kocho, a dish made with honey and red pepper sauce, produced using enset. Mwayout |: East Getty Images: Shoppers in the UK faced shortages of fresh fruit and vegetables earlier this year, with some grocers across the country rationing items such as tomatoes, lettuce and peppers. The reasons for the scarcity of essential ingredients for … 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 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

Nothing beats bushmeat, not even the risk of disease. global issues

The man with the kudu who hunted in Kenya. Credit: Richard Moller/Tsavo Trust By Busan Bafana (bulawayo) Thursday, May 18, 2023 Inter press service BULAWAYO, May 18 (IPS) – Wild animal meat is savored in Africa and widely traded, but scientists warn that eating bushmeat poses potential health risks, especially in the wake of epidemics … 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