Archive | October, 2011

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Posted on 31 October 2011 by admin

- Mujeres rurales argentinas se hacen oír sobre cambio climático.
- México: Las mujeres quedan fuera de plan forestal.
- Jamaiquinas buscan salvarse de la crisis del café.

 

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Central America Slowly Learning the Value of Disaster Prevention

Posted on 26 October 2011 by admin

By Danilo Valladares *
GUATEMALA CITY, Oct 26, 2011 (Tierramérica) – The growing frequency of weather-related disasters in Central America has led to greater organisational efforts for risk management and emergency response. But during the most recent storm in the region, the fruits of these efforts were still not visible.
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AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST: Le fleuve Niger sous la pression des barrages

Posted on 25 October 2011 by admin

Soumaila T. Diarra

BAMAKO, 25 oct (IPS) – Les besoins d’investissements dans l’agriculture et l’énergie des pays d’Afrique de l’ouest étant en train de s’élargir, les constructions de barrages s’intensifient sur le fleuve Niger qui alimente neuf Etats de la sous-région, membres de l’Autorité du bassin du Niger (ABN).

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AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST: La réponse des scientifiques au changement climatique

Posted on 25 October 2011 by admin

Vadim Quirin

COTONOU, 25 oct (IPS) – L’Afrique de l’ouest n’est pas à l’abri des effets du changement climatique: cyclones, inondations, sécheresses sévères et fréquentes, augmentation des gaz à effet de serre… Elle est même citée comme la région ayant enregistré le plus grand déficit pluviométrique au monde, ces dernières décennies.

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CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO: Durban puede ser la última oportunidad

Posted on 24 October 2011 by admin

Por Stephen Leahy
CHANGWON, Corea del Sur, 24 oct (IPS) – Las posibilidades de contener el recalentamiento planetario en menos de dos grados se disipan rápidamente, alerta un informe científico de cara a la próxima conferencia internacional en la oriental ciudad sudafricana de Durban.
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Durban May Be Last Chance to Stabilise Climate Under Two Degrees

Posted on 23 October 2011 by admin

By Stephen Leahy
CHANGWON, South Korea , Oct 23, 2011 (IPS) – The window to limit global warming to less than two degrees C is closing so fast it can be measured in months, a new scientific analysis revealed Sunday. Continue Reading

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Q&A: ‘Soil is Key to Global Warming, Food Security’

Posted on 21 October 2011 by admin

Manipadma Jena interviews LUC GNACADJA, executive director, UNCCD
CHANGWON, Oct 21, 2011 (IPS) – Luc Gnacadja, in his second three-year term as executive secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is widely seen as delivering on his commitment to manage the world’s drylands.
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Argentine Wine Industry Prepares for Global Warming

Posted on 19 October 2011 by admin

By Marcela Valente *
LUJÁN DE CUYO, Argentina, Oct 19, 2011 (Tierramérica) – Even slight changes in temperature can have a serious impact on the quality of wine, whose production is closely intertwined with the particular qualities of local soils and microclimates. Continue Reading

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AFRICA: “The Man Who Stopped the Desert”

Posted on 19 October 2011 by admin

By Mantoe Phakathi

CHANGWON, South Korea, Oct 19, 2011 (IPS) – Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer from Burkina Faso, is known as the “man who stopped the desert.” But when he first tried to save his arid land from desertification by planting the trees that have since grown into a 15-hectare forest, people in his village thought he was mad. Continue Reading

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GHANA: The Woes of Women Amid Climate Change

Posted on 19 October 2011 by admin

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

ACCRA, Oct 19 (IPS) – As streams dry out, groundwater levels dwindle, and forests and other vegetation yield to droughts or sever storms, women who live their lives in the rural areas of Ghana have to spend more time and energy finding water and food for their families. Continue Reading

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