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Environmental Damage to Gaza Exacerbating Food Insecurity

Sunday, March 01, 2015

BEIT LAHIYA, Northern Gaza Strip, Mar 01 (IPS) - Extensive damage to Gaza's environment as a result of the Israeli blockade and its devastating military campaign against the coastal territory during last year's war from July to August, is negatively affecting the health of Gazans, especially their food security.

Farm Projects Boost Bangladeshi Women, Children

Sunday, March 01, 2015

NEW YORK, Mar 01 (IPS) - Women in Bangladesh are carving healthier, wealthier futures for themselves and their children – and they have chicken eggs and pineapples to thank.

Opinion: War on Wildlife Crime – Time to Enlist the Ordinary Citizen

Sunday, March 01, 2015

BONN, Mar 01 (IPS) - It is no exaggeration to say that we are facing a "wildlife crisis", and it is a crisis exacerbated by human activities, not least criminal ones.

Opinion: Manipulate and Mislead – How GMOs are Infiltrating Africa

Sunday, March 01, 2015

JOHANNESBURG, Mar 01 (IPS) - The most persistent myth about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that they are necessary to feed a growing global population.

Bamboo – An Answer to Deforestation or Not in Africa?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HARARE, Feb 28 (IPS) - Deforestation is haunting the African continent as industrial growth paves over public commons and puts more hectares into private hands.

Tobacco Workers in Cuba Dubious About Opening of U.S. Market

Saturday, February 28, 2015

SAN JUAN Y MARTÍNEZ, Cuba, Feb 28 (IPS) - "We have to wait and see," "There isn't a lot of talk about it," are the responses from tobacco workers in this rural area in western Cuba when asked about the prospect of an opening of the U.S. market to Cuban cigars.

June Election Offers Asia-Pacific a Chance for Greater Influence in ICC

Saturday, February 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (IPS) - The health-related resignation of an International Criminal Court (ICC) judge has paved the way for Asia-Pacific governments to improve their legal representation in the international legal system, said the ICC coalition on Thursday.

Opinion: Goals for Gender Equality Are Not a ‘Wish List’ – They Are a ‘To Do List’

Friday, February 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 (IPS) - This weekend, at the invitation of President Michelle Bachelet and myself, women leaders from across the world are meeting in Santiago de Chile. We will applaud their achievements. We will remind ourselves of their contributions. And we will chart a way forward to correct the historical record. History has not been fair to women – but then, women usually didn't write it.

Reporting on Violence in Mexico Brings Its Own Perils

Friday, February 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 (IPS) - Organised criminals in Mexico are forcing the media to stop reporting on crime, by turning their violence against journalists.

Rousseff’s Brazil - No Country for the Landless

Friday, February 27, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27 (IPS) - In Brazil, one of the countries with the highest concentration of land ownership in the world, some 200,000 peasant farmers still have no plot of their own to farm – a problem that the first administration of President Dilma Rousseff did little to resolve.

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