Land ownership boosts climate resilience in India

GANJAM, India (AlertNet) – Efforts to secure land ownership for tribal people in one of India’s poorest states are bolstering their economic security in the face of climate-induced hardships, and helping conserve farmland and...

Can ‘Blue Forests’ Mitigate Climate Change?

YEOSU, South Korea, May 21 2012 (IPS) – Fifty-five percent of global atmospheric carbon captured by living organisms happens in the ocean. Between 50-71 percent of this is captured by the ocean’s vegetated “blue carbon”...

India’s diesel subsidies stoke emissions, choke clean alternatives

BHUBANESWAR, India (AlertNet) – India’s high subsidies for polluting fuels like diesel and kerosene place a heavy burden on public finances and are compromising investment in clean energy alternatives, while removing them would hurt...

India deploys coastal tube defense against tidal surges

PENTHA, India (AlertNet) – The blackened wood stumps of a breakwater stand forlornly on Pentha beach, symbols of failed attempts to lessen the effects of high tides and storm surges. In the past two...

China Puts Up a Green Shield Against Sandstorms

CHIFENG, Inner Mongolia, China, Sep 11 2012 (IPS) – The setting sun is still streaming in through the poplars along the shelter belts, but Horquin Lianjun is done with farm work for the day. The...