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)…

On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis — Global Issues

Yasmine Sherif pictured in Lebanon speaking to a young child at an ECW-supported facility. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Opinion by Yasmine Sherif, Stephen Omollo (new york) Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) – “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want…

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…

Africas Vast Arable Land Underutilized for Both Cash and Food Crops — Global Issues

A new conversation is needed about food production in Africa. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPS by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Monday, January 16, 2023 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Jan 16 (IPS) – Concerns are rife that while Africa is growing more crops, these are not for food and that on the current trajectory, present…

Greening the City Gets Community Treatment in Zimbabwe — Global Issues

Mariyeti Mpala (56) runs a thriving vegetable garden on a former dumpsite and its proceeds assist the community in creating incomes of their own. Credit: Ignatius Banda/IPS by Ignatius Banda Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Inter Press Service Jan 10 (IPS) – It’s a typical story in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city….

Conflicts, Climate Change Threaten Sprouting of Africas Great Green Wall — Global Issues

Droughts are a growing threat to global food production, particularly in Africa. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS by Busani Bafana (bulawayo) Friday, January 06, 2023 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Jan 06 (IPS) – Escalating conflict and climate change threaten the implementation of the Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI), an ambitious land restoration project…

War, Famine, Disease, Disasters 2022 a Year Staring at Apocalypse — Global Issues

Opinion by Farhana Haque Rahman (toronto, canada) Friday, December 23, 2022 Inter Press Service TORONTO, Canada, Dec 23 (IPS) – A year that started with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and is ending with famine in Africa, while still spreading death and misery through an enduring pandemic and a deteriorating climate crisis…

Needed Global Financial Reforms Foregone yet Again — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram (kuala lumpur, malaysia) Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Inter Press Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 13 (IPS) – Calls for more government regulation and intervention are common during crises. But once the crises subside, pressures to reform quickly evaporate and the government is told to withdraw. New…