Category Archives: International News

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, May 09 (IPS) – Over 600 delegates representing at least 570 million farms scattered around the world gathered in Zambia from May 4-7 under the umbrella of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) to discuss climate change, land tenure, innovations and capacity building as four pillars on which to build agricultural development. Among the […]

(Photo : Scott Olson/Getty Images) Canadian wildfires have grown over 200,000 acres and many people have been forced to evacuate. As the fire grew, many people were forced to go into evacuation. On Thursday, the Alberta government said there were more than 1,100 firefighters, 145 helicopters, 138 pieces of heavy equipment and 22 air tankers […]

Sri Lanka will soon introduce a new law on sustainable development which will help move the country towards more innovation and future-orientated thinking to inspire better buildings and businesses, Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said. The new law will come into effect with the launch of the proposed Development Agency. With the introduction […]

New research shows the big cats’ global range has shrunk by a shocking amount over the last 250 years. (Photograph: Joseph Lemeris Jr/ZSL) The area of the world roamed by leopards has declined by three-quarters over the last two and a half centuries, according to the most comprehensive effort yet to map the big cat. […]

(Rendering of bacterium. The Earth Microbiome Project – a global multidisciplinary project to identify microscope organisms ) The Earth is teeming with life, and apparently humans have only identified one-thousandth of 1 percent of the various species that call the planet home. A new study out of Indiana University, published in the Proceedings of the […]

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. Each year, on the second weekend in May. Why migratory birds? Avian migration is a natural miracle. Migratory birds fly hundreds and thousands of kilometres to find the best […]

(Photo : Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) said that by 2030, the ocean might have an alarming level of depleted oxygen which threatens the marine life and human resources as well. Because of climate change, even the Great Barrier Reef is currently suffering from coral bleaching. But that’s not the […]

The continues global warming due to climate change has been known to take its toll to Arctic, melting ice caps at an increased rate, but a new study suggests that the warming climate may be sapping considerably amounts of oxygen from the ocean. (Photo : Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images) According to the study published in […]

Carbon dioxide emissions from industrial society have driven a huge growth in trees and other plants. A new study says that if the extra green leaves prompted by rising CO2 levels were laid in a carpet, it would cover twice the continental USA. Climate sceptics argue the findings show that the extra CO2 is actually […]