Driest season in decades hits Jordan's Dead Sea

Driest season in decades hits Jordan's Dead Sea

WNN partner IRIN for – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/IRIN) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: Jordan, one of the world’s most water scarce states, is facing a “perfect storm of pressures” including chronic scarcity, over-use, waste, and a massive increase in demand caused by refugee arrivals, according to a report published this month by the NGO Mercy Corps. […]

Human-caused damage to environment impacts global water

Human-caused damage to environment impacts global water

WNN Earth Watch (WNN/VOA) Bonn, GERMANY, WEST EUROPE: Scientists say a new geologic epoch has begun where humans are causing major damage to global water systems. They warn of a planetary transformation comparable to the retreat of the glaciers more than 11,000 years ago. Scientists are meeting in Bonn, Germany May 21-24, 2013 to discuss […]

Indigenous forest peoples worldwide seek greater inclusion

Indigenous forest peoples worldwide seek greater inclusion

WNN Breaking (WNN) Moreton-in-Marsh, ENGLAND: With a combined effort to ensure policies that promote the inclusion of indigenous people worldwide who face corporate development land projects without their consent or cooperation, indigenous groups are calling upon the GIF – Global Environment Facility to help bring better standards and safety to what is often “a rushed […]

Women farmers key to Liberia climate change debate

Women farmers key to Liberia climate change debate

PATRICK K. WROKPOH in Liberia – WNN Features In partnership with Panos London Illuminating Voices. Monrovia: On the outskirts of Monrovia, the Liberian capital, in the town of Jah Tondo, I recently saw for myself the real impact of climate change in a tropical developing country. Jah Tondo is in the lower Western Cluster region […]