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Old habits die hard as US delays progress at climate talks in Bonn

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United Nations climate change talks inched slightly closer to finalising a rule book on how to implement the Paris Agreement, in spite of continued U.S. intransigence across a host of technical and political issues.
With only a few years before the window of opportunity to meet the 1.5 temperature target closes,
Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2017 04:18 Read more...
 

Locals reap the Benefit of Community forest.

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Few years back accepting of community forest wasn’t a welcomed move in many communities in Bhutan , but when they are able to reap the benefit today they are the once to rejoice it. This is a story of the community in Trongsa ,Bhutan who were seen observing their own community forest day yesterday. Thanks to the government initiative for allocating the part of forest to the communities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:43 Read more...
 

Whanganui river in New Zealand has been granted legal rights of a human being.

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When you consider nature as another human being, nature will care you as a part of her. For the first time in the world, New Zealand has granted ‘a river’ the same right as a human being.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 April 2017 06:37 Read more...
 

How waste water reuse and recycling can reduce water drudgery for women

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Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalaya, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in. She hopes that in time the seed will add a bit of greenery to her kitchen. For her, water flows down in the river where it is not easy to access, and the nearby springs are all drying up as the climate changes. She has no option but to maximize the use of available water. She has to reuse and recycle. The taro leaf prevents seepage, holds water for more days, and turns into manure over time. By the simple act of planting a seed the woman is utilizing holistic knowledge and combining various resources to maximize benefit.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017 04:29 Read more...
 

KENYA GOVERNMENT URGES FARMERS TO VENTURE IN COTTON FARMING

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Kenya-Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Willy Bett visited Kwale County where he encouraged smallholder farmers to venture into the farming of cotton and help revive the troubled sector.He made these remarks during a visit to mining company, Base Titanium, who have already established a program with the local community in which they operate in, to improve the living standards and livelihood opportunities. Commenting on the state of the cotton industry in the country, Willy Bett said, “There are various challenges in the Kenya cotton sector that have resulted to its low competitiveness, both in the local and in the international market. One major constraint is the high cost of inputs.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2016 07:46 Read more...
 
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