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World’s Migratory Species of Animals are in Decline, Says UN Report

By Rita Joshi

BONN | SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan | 12 February 2024 (IDN) — Unsustainable human activities are jeopardizing the future of migratory species, warns the first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report. Migratory species play an essential role in maintaining the world’s ecosystems, and provide vital benefits, by pollinating plants, transporting key nutrients, preying on pests, and helping to store carbon.…

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|タイ|子どもたちをスマホから遠ざけるための農場体験

【コンカエン(タイ)IDN=パッタマ・ビライラート】

ナリンティップさんは看護師として13年の経験を持ち、3歳と5歳の2児の母親でもある。夫は40歳で、ほとんどの時間を画面を見て過ごすユーチューバーだ。ナリンティップさんにとっては、インターネット漬けの夫の生活は心配の種で、子どもたちが夫の轍を踏むのではないかと気が気ではない。

彼女は子どもたちを携帯電話から遠ざけたかった。彼女は、携帯電話中毒の子どもは発育が遅く、長時間集中したり注意したりすることができないことをよく知っていた。…

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COP28 – Massive Disappointments, Slight Glimmers of Hope

By Volker Boege*

Toda Peace Institute issued this article, which is being republished with their permission.

BRISBANE, Australia | 4 January 2024 (IDN) — At the closing plenary of COP28, Anne Rasmussen from Samoa, the lead negotiator for the Alliance of Small Islands States (AOSIS), expressed her disappointment about the conference’s outcome in no uncertain terms: “We have made an incremental advancement over business as usual when what we really needed is an exponential step change in our actions”.…

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Photo 1: Vietnamese rice harvests being transported by barge on the Mekong River. Credit: Kalinga Seneviratne

|ベトナム|メコンデルタの干ばつと塩化で食糧不足が加速

【ホーチミンシティIDN=ル・タン・ビン】

ベトナム南部のメコンデルタは長年にわたって米の穀倉地帯であり、今日では2000万人以上の食料源となっている。しかし、気候変動による干ばつや河川水の塩分濃度上昇が、食糧安全保障を脅かしている。

メコン川は中国に源を発し、中国、ミャンマー、タイ、ラオス、カンボジア、ベトナムのアジア6カ国を流れて東シナ海に注ぐ。今日、主要な米輸出国であるベトナムは、主にメコン川に依存して稲作を行っている。…

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Agriculture Recognised as a Factor in Climate Change

By Arul Louis

UNITED NATIONS | 27 December 2023 (IDN) — While attention has been focused on greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and power generation, agriculture is only now getting due attention as a factor in climate change even as hunger stalks hundreds of millions and the global population is set to rise.…

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COP28: Little to Celebrate, More to Lament

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS | 13 December 2023 (IDN) — When the much-ballyhooed climate change “conference of parties” —COP28—concluded on December 12 in the bustling Emirati city of Dubai, it reflected an old Greek proverb: the mountain that laboured to produce a mouse.…

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The Future of Human Civilization Is at Stake

By Franz Baumann

This article was issued by Meer and is being republished with the author’s permission.

NEW YORK | 11 December 2023 (IDN) — A Freudian Slip is a revealing blunder: saying what one really thinks rather than what is expected, polite, or politically correct. …

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Loss and Damage Fund Is Signed for Climate-Damaged Countries

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network

NEW YORK | 5 December 2023 (IDN) — Diplomats from nearly 200 countries celebrated with cheers and applause at the opening of the UN Climate Conference in Dubai, where a disaster fund to help vulnerable nations cope with the impact of drought, floods and rising seawater was announced.…

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