Halting the vast release of methane is critical for climate, UN says

A cattle feedlot in Tulia, Texas, Sept 1, 2020. Methane from livestock is expected to make up a growing share of future methane emissions, unless there are technological breakthroughs, or the world’s top meat consumers change their diet. The New York Times

The global methane assessment, compiled by an international team of scientists, reflects a growing recognition that the world needs to start reining in planet-warming emissions more rapidly, and that abating methane, a particularly potent greenhouse gas, will be critical in the short term. It follows new data that showed that both carbon dioxide and methane […]

Myanmar: IDP Returnees Face Critical Paddy Growing Season In Need Of Farming Inputs

Myanmar: IDP Returnees Face Critical Paddy Growing Season In Need Of Farming Inputs

Returning displaced people (IDPs) in Arakan State say they lack the seeds, machinery and other inputs needed to grow paddy this rainy season. Rice is Myanmar’s staple crop and is grown across the country, but paddy is mainly grown in the rainy season due to limited access to irrigation systems during the hot season. Returnees […]

Saving rivers proves critical

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Nilratan Halder   | Published: February 11, 2021 22:08:36 Apparently there is hardly any connection or similarity between the glacial burst that triggered a disastrous flash flood in Uttarkhand, India and the tar-like colour of water flowing down the Buriganga River. But a probing eye may discover some common factors that are responsible for the […]

Security Council has critical role in addressing fragility…

Security Council has critical role in addressing fragility...

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has underlined the critical role of the Security Council in addressing links between fragility and conflict, two of the greatest obstacles to achieving sustainable development across the world. Guterres was speaking on Wednesday during a high-level virtual debate of the Council to examine the challenges of maintaining peace and security in […]