Overcoming the Currency Mismatch to Finance Clean Energy in Developing Countries — Global Issues

A wind energy generation plant located in Loiyangalani in northwestern Kenya. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS Opinion  washington dc Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, Jan 31 (IPS) – Meeting our climate change goals will require massive investments in clean energy projects, in both advanced economies and across the…

Management of Protected Areas Is a Latin American Priority for 2023 — Global Issues

Deforestation, along with fires, reduces the region’s forests, expands the agricultural frontier, shrinks the habitat of indigenous peoples and wildlife, destroys water sources, and brings more diseases to populated areas. CREDIT: Serfor Peru by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Inter Press Service CARACAS, Jan 31 (IPS) – The environmental…

Why We Must Act Now to Protect Them — Global Issues

The rapid decline of insects is caused by multiple factors including climate change and agriculture, increases in the usage of insecticides and  herbicides, deforestation, urbanization, and light pollution. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPS Opinion by Esther Ngumbi (urbana, illinois, usa) Friday, January 27, 2023 Inter Press Service URBANA, Illinois, USA, Jan 27 (IPS)…

Solar Energy Useless Without Good Batteries in Brazils Amazon Jungle — Global Issues

Solar panels with a capacity to generate 30 kilowatts no longer work in the Darora Community of the Macuxi people, an indigenous group from Roraima, a state in the far north of Brazil. The batteries only worked for a month before they were damaged because they could not withstand the…

The Mayan Train Pierces the Yucatan, the Great Jungle of Mexico — Global Issues

The Mayan Train (TM), run by the government’s National Tourism Development Fund (Fonatur), threatens the Mayan Jungle, the second largest in Latin America after the Amazon rainforest. its ecosystems and indigenous communities, as well as underground caves and cenotes – freshwater sinkholes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that…

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Bill Gates aims to fight climate change by stopping cows from burping

If you didn’t think that solving how to stop cows from burping is a million-dollar idea, well, Bill Gates apparently does. The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire has reportedly backed an Australian-based startup looking to stop cows from burping methane emissions, pouring funds into research around livestock food supplements. According to a press release,…

How Innovative Farming Rescues Crises-Stricken Farmers in This Indian Village — Global Issues

Farmers inthe southern state of Karnataka, India, during training sessions for multi-cropfarming. The techniques have meant survival in the face of uncertain weathercaused by climate change. Credit: Umar Manzoor Shah/IPS by Umar Manzoor Shah (karnataka, india) Thursday, January 19, 2023 Inter Press Service KARNATAKA, INDIA, Jan 19 (IPS) – The South Indian…