Wednesday , May 12th , 2021  

Montauk Renewables, Inc. Expands Agricultural Waste Segment Through Technology Acquisition

PITTSBURGH, May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Montauk Renewables, Inc. (Montauk) (NASDAQ: MNTK) announces the acquisition of privately–held NR3, LLC, (NR3) a pioneering environmental technology and renewable energy company, based in Greensboro, NC, that specializes in the recovery, refining, and recycling of natural resources from the waste streams of modern agriculture. Montauk, historically...

Pakistanis in Italy: Against All Odds

Daud Khan, Ahmed Raza and Mahnoor Malik speak to a young immigrant in Italy about his journey to Europe By Daud KhanROME, May 11 2021 – We met 22-year old Ali B. in a park in Rome’s city center on a rather cold and windy April evening. We could not share a meal, or even a coffee, as all restaurants were shut due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions. He had travelled down from Cerveteri (a...

Kenya’s Dryland Farmers Embrace Regenerative Farming to Brave Tough Climate

Justus Kimeu on his farm in Kithiani village, Makueni County, Kenya. By using the regenerative agriculture (RA) technique this farmer produced a bumper maize harvest during a very dry season. Almost 900 farmers in Kenya’s two dryland counties of Embu and Makueni are participating in a pilot project to see how regenerative agriculture can be used to improve food productivity. Credit: Isaiah...

US Support for Vaccine Waiver Welcome, but More Needed

Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 11 2021 – Thanks to President Biden, the US now supports a suspension of intellectual property (IP) rights to increase vaccine supplies. However, without vaccine developers sharing tacit technical knowledge for safe vaccine mass production, it will be difficult to rapidly scale up vaccine output. Waiver delayed...

Equipped by US & Israeli Firms, Police in Botswana Search Phones for Sources

Justice Motlhabani, left, and Letsogile Barupi, followed by Oratile Dikologang, leave the magistrate’s court in Gaborone, Botswana, on April 14, 2020. (Mmegi/Thalefang Charles via Committee to Protect Journalists, New York) By Jonathan RozenNEW YORK, May 11 2021 – Oratile Dikologang was naked when police officers pulled black plastic over his head during his detention in April 2020. It was...

ECW Interviews Melissa Fleming, United Nations Under-secretary-general for Global Communications

By External SourceMay 10 2021 (IPS-Partners) Melissa Fleming is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Global Communications – taking up her functions as of 1 September 2019 – and oversees operations in 60 countries and platforms that reach millions of people in multiple languages. From 2009 until August 2019, Ms. Fleming served UNHCR as Head of Global Communications...

Bridging the Digital Divide Will Save Our Planet

By Benjamin Larroquette and Reina OtsukaNEW YORK, May 10 2021 – Data, analysis and information are essential building blocks in our race to save humanity from the clear and present risks posed by the climate crisis. We are headed on a crash course with oblivion, and we need take definitive and far-reaching action if we are going to protect our people and our planet from the devastating impacts...

Bombardier Holds Week-long Virtual Event for Overseas Audience

MONTRÉAL, May 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier is pleased to host its second virtual event from Monday, May 10, to Friday, May 14. The business jet maker is offering online visits of its industry–leading aircraft and showcasing its customer service offerings via a series of webinars. Geared toward customers in the Middle East and Europe, Bombardier is hosting online visits...

How to Assess the Willingness of US to Suspend Patent Protection on Vaccines?

Colombia was one of the first countries in the Americas to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility. Credit: PAHO/Karen González By Riccardo Petrella and Roberto SavioBRUSSELS / ROME, May 10 2021 – The news of the Biden Administration’s willingness to lift intellectual property rights protections in the case of the Covid-19 pandemic has sent the world into turmoil, even...

CORRECTED VERSION: Struggle for the Future of Food

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10 2021 – Producers and consumers seem helpless as food all over the world comes under fast growing corporate control. Such changes have also been worsening environmental collapse, social dislocation and the human condition. Longer term perspective The recent joint report – by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)...