News headlines in April 2012, page 2

  1. Women in Brazil Turn to Eco-Friendly Farming in Wake of Storms

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    In the green belt of market gardens that feeds the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, women farmers are learning environmentally friendly techniques in response to extreme weather events and their effects on the land.

  2. Israeli Boats Hunt Gunrunners, and Peace Groups

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    'Black flag — do not enter the water!' announces the lifeguard. The waves might not lap indolently at the beach; the beach might not yet be replete with laidback beachgoers. But it already vibrates to the frenzy beat of ‘sun and fun’. For Israel’s navy and marine police though, the just-opened beach season doesn’t exhale a sweet breeze of nonchalance.

  3. ILO Urges Worker-Friendly Recovery Policies

    Sunday, April 29, 2012

    Although economic growth has resumed in much of the world since the 2008 financial crisis, the global unemployment situation remains alarming and could worsen, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

  4. Sexual Abuse Keeps Girls Out of School in PNG

    Sunday, April 29, 2012

    Sexual harassment of school-going girls is one factor that may prevent this Pacific island nation from achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of eliminating gender disparity in education by 2015.

  5. Q&A: Ghana's Youth Are 'The Future of the Nation'

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    With a whopping 40 percent of Ghana's population under the age of 24, the government's ability to foster their development and include them in the country's development are critical to the country's future.

  6. Hit by Fighting, Now by Prices

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    As thousands of people flee the conflict in South Sudan’s northern border states, increasing numbers have also been forced to leave their homes and towns in search of affordable food.

  7. Ultimatum and Military Option From ECOWAS to Avoid Stalemate

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    Rebel leaders in Guinea-Bissau have released the country's prime minister and interim president, who were arrested in the country's Apr. 12 coup, and have flown them to Côte d'Ivoire.

  8. Q&A: How to Empower Youths to Take Charge of Their Health and Sexuality

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    Young people aged 15-24 make up a quarter of sexually active individuals, yet they comprise half of new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) infections each year.

  9. OP-ED: Carbon Doxide Emissions on the Rise as the Kyoto Era Dawns

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    At the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the latest on-site measurements of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography reveal that global atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations reached 391.3 parts per million (ppm) in 2011, up from 388.56 ppm in 2010 and from 280 ppm from pre-industrial times.

  10. AGRICULTURE: Farm Animals Join Rio+20 Agenda

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    Human development and biodiversity will not be the only focus of the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June, for which representatives of hundreds of states and non- governmental organisations (NGOs) will gather to discuss sustainable development.