The 19th annual meeting of the Asian Farmers’ Group for Cooperation takes place in Da Nang city on March 20-21 (Photo: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) – Members of the Asian Farmers’ Group for Cooperation (AFGC) gathered at their 19th annual meeting in Da Nang city on March 20 to share experience in dealing with challenges from climate change facing farmers across Asia. It attracted representatives from India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Data of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) show that there are currently about 13,710 agricultural cooperatives and 68,000 cooperative groups with 7 million members in the country. Pham Thi Hong Yen, head of the VCA’s International Cooperation Department, said that in 2018, Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fisheries sector posted a growth rate of 7.08 percent – the fastest pace since 2012. Exports of agro-forestry-aquatic products set a record … [Read more...] about Asian farmers’ organizations share climate change response experience
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By Rina Saeed Khan Published: February 10, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The report revealed that at least a third of the glaciers in Asia’s towering mountains are doomed to melt due to climate change. Pakistan is fortunate to be home to three great mountain ranges: the Himalayas, the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush. In fact, on the drive up the Karakoram Highway from Islamabad to Gilgit, I often stop at a place near Jaglote town where these three ranges actually meet. One can see the grand vista from the road, which could easily be missed if not for a sign nearby which reads, “The junction point of the three mightiest mountain ranges of the world.” The Karakoram includes the K2, the world’s second-highest peak, and is the most heavily glaciated area on the planet apart from the polar regions. The massive glaciers of Baltoro and Biafo (both in Pakistan) that together stretch for hundreds of kilometres in the Karakoram can also be seen from the … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s melting glaciers: Our climate change crisis will destabilise Asia’s rivers
Climate change is already affecting ecosystems and environments around the world, putting vulnerable animals in danger of extinction. With research and activism underway, there is hope in saving animals from being wiped out completely. From giant pandas to chimpanzees, here are 10 rainforest animals that may go extinct because of climate change. Climate change is wiping out bamboo, which puts giant pandas in danger. Giant pandas reside in the bamboo rainforests of China, and they rely solely on bamboo for food. Only 1,500 giant pandas exist in the wild today, according to National Geographic. The creatures spend half of their day eating and consume up to 15% of their body weight in bamboo. But the tree-like plant is particularly vulnerable to effects from climate change, especially increasing temperatures, because of its unique reproductive cycle – bamboo only flowers every three decades, as reported by the Guardian. A 2012 study published in the journal Nature Climate Change … [Read more...] about 10 rainforest animals that may go extinct because of climate change
Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times 3:17 pm PDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 An adult moose with hair loss resulting from winter ticks. An adult moose with hair loss resulting from winter ticks. Photo: An Adult Moose With Hair Loss Resulting From Winter Ticks.CreditCreditDan Bergeron/New Hampshire Fish And Game Department Moose ticks at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) Moose ticks at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) Photo: Portland Press Herald/Press Herald Via Getty Images Photo: M Swiet Productions / Texas Wildlife Monarch butterfly Found … [Read more...] about 47,000 Ticks on a Moose Calf. Blame Climate Change.
Yondella Hall has lived in Portland, Oregon, all her life. “I love the rain,” she says. She grew up in north Portland, where, due to the city’s history of segregation, residents of color mainly clustered. Now with two young children, she lives in Cully, another diverse neighborhood slightly to the east. As much as she loves the city’s wet weather, it became a problem for her a few years ago when her house, which was built in the 1940s, sprung a leak in the roof. Hall, who works as a family advocate for a local nonprofit, learned about how to access a home repair loan through Habitat for Humanity from a client, who also told her about another nonprofit called NAYA, that was providing weatherization services and energy efficiency upgrades to Cully residents to help them remain in place amid a flood of gentrification. Hall went from coping with a leaky roof and a house in which she could see her breath in the winter, to a more insulated home and a … [Read more...] about Portland could make big businesses pay to protect communities of color from climate change