Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet

By Barbara WellsROME, Jul 26 2021 – Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves […]

Beware UN Food Systems Summit Trojan Horse

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 26 2021 – Undoubtedly, the world needs to reform existing food systems to better serve humanity and sustainable development. But the United Nations World Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) must be consistent with UN-led multilateralism. For the first time ever, the World Economic Forum (WEF), a partnership of some […]

Is it Time to Create a UN Political Body for Climate Change?

Trusteeship Council. Credit: UN Photo/CCOI By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 2021 – As a wisecracking cynic once remarked: “The sun would never set on the British empire because God wouldn’t trust an Englishman in the dark“. Perhaps it was an uncharitable remark because most of the British colonies have long gone. But when i […]

Violence Casts Shadow Over South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Democratic Gains

Alex residents queued for hours to buy basic foodstuff after shops were looted. The unrest has caused a humanitarian crisis, as has not been seen since the dawn of democracy in South Africa. Credit: Dan Ingham By Kevin HumphreyJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Jul 23 2021 – Twenty-seven years after South Africa’s first democratic elections, the country […]

Need for the Creation of a Real National Public Health System in Nepal

As Nepal faces breaking point amidst its worst COVID-19 outbreak, the United Nations and its partners launched in May 2021 the Nepal Covid-19 Response Plan calling for US$ 83.7 million to mobilize an emergency response over the next three months to assist 750,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the pandemic. The plan was […]

BrandSafway Announces New EVP and Chief Legal Officer

Kennesaw, Georgia, USA, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BrandSafway, a global leader in access and industrial services, has announced that Imran Hayat has joined the company as executive vice president (EVP) and chief legal officer (CLO), effective July 19, 2021. "Imran has an excellent track record as a global strategic general counsel," said Karl […]

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals and Medison Pharma Partner to Commercialize IMCIVREE™ (setmelanotide) in Israel

BOSTON and PETACH TIKVA, Israel, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RYTM), a commercial–stage biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming the care of people living with rare genetic diseases of obesity, and Medison Pharma, a leading commercial partner for highly innovative therapies in international markets, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement for […]

Europe’s Catastrophic Flooding Was Forecast Well in Advance – What Went So Wrong?

Flood damage in Hagen, Germany. Credit: Bärwinkel,Klaus, Creative Commons. By External SourceJul 22 2021 – Almost 200 people dead and many others still missing. Billions of euros’ worth of damage. Communities devastated. Thousands of homes destroyed and their occupants traumatised. I am a flood forecaster who helped to set up the forecasting system that was […]

The Carnrite Group Opens Another International Office – This time in the UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Carnrite Group, a management consulting firm headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, has opened a new office in the UAE. Located in both Abu Dhabi Global Markets and Abu Dhabi's Al Reem Island, the UAE office enhances Carnrite's offerings for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) […]

Why Are Some Pacific Lagoon Corals Resistant to Climate Change?

By External SourceNew Caledonia, Jul 22 2021 (IPS-Partners) Abundant with diverse coral and fish species, the South-West Pacific reefs play a critical role in the marine ecosystems and economies of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). While there is no question that climate change is affecting coral, the level and type of impact is not […]

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