Cuban Innovator Uses Sunlight to Create a Model Sustainable Space — Global Issues

Félix Morffi, an 84-year-old retiree, shows a self-made solar heater and solar panels installed on the roof of his house in the municipality of Regla in Havana. His hope is that his house will soon become an experimental site for the use of renewable energies and that students will learn…

Women Advocates for Harvesting Rainwater in Salinity-Affected Coastal Bangladesh — Global Issues

Lalita Roy now has access to clean water and also provides a service to her community by working as a pani apa (water sister), looking after the community’s rainwater harvesting plants. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPS by Rafiqul Islam (khulna, bangladesh) Friday, September 23, 2022 Inter Press Service KHULNA, Bangladesh, Sep 23 (IPS)…

Why Investing in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Pays Off — Global Issues

Opinion by Ruth Loftus, Michael Alexander (london / edinburg) Friday, September 23, 2022 Inter Press Service LONDON / EDINBURG, Sep 23 (IPS) – As the devastating images of flooding in Pakistan went round the world and the country declared a state of emergency, some 4,000 miles away in Stockholm, delegates had…

Inequality in Peru’s Education Sector Deepens in Post-Pandemic Era — Global Issues

Rodrigo Reyes, 18, was forced to drop out of school in 2020, because his family could not afford to pay for the internet or electronic devices that would allow him to attend class online, just when he was about to finish high school and was thinking of studying mechanics, his…

Civil Disobedience How to Make Enemies and Influence People — Global Issues

XR Red Rebels at a climate protest in Rome. Credit: Paul Virgo/IPS. by Paul Virgo (rome) Thursday, September 22, 2022 Inter Press Service ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) – Radical climate groups undeterred by risks and unpopularity as long as message gets acrossBlocking metros and highways in rush-hour traffic to stop commuters…

Pacific Community’s Agricultural Gene Bank Wins Global Award — Global Issues

The Pacific Community’s Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees gene bank conserves more than 2,000 varieties of trees and crops in the Pacific Islands. Credit: Pacific Community by Catherine Wilson (sydney) Thursday, September 22, 2022 Inter Press Service SYDNEY, Sep 22 (IPS) – Safeguarding plentiful, nutritious supplies of food for the…

Answering the Challenges Posed by Antimicrobial Resistance — Global Issues

We are failing to take antimicrobial resistance seriously, perhaps because it is not glamorous and relatable. Credit: Bigstock. Opinion Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Inter Press Service Sep 21 (IPS) – Staphylococcus aureus is the source of a skin infection that can turn deadly if drug resistant. Estimates regarding the most…