News headlines in April 2012, page 6

  1. Future of UNCTAD in Balance at Doha

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Profound discord between industrialised nations and developing countries is threatening to ruin the UNCTAD meeting being held this week in Doha, and may even endanger the survival of this United Nations body that defends the interests of the developing nations of the South.

  2. OP-ED: Nobel Laureates and Students Defending Human Rights, One Step at a Time

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    I spent Monday morning in the library of Chicago's Lincoln Park High School, listening to students talk about what the word 'hero' means to them. This wasn't any normal school day - in a few moments they would meet Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the father of micro-lending and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

  3. Civil Society Determined to Have an Impact on Río+20

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Innovating and stepping up the pressure on governments are the bywords for civil society participation in the run-up to Rio+20, a conference with the ambitious goal of changing the way humankind relates with the planet.

  4. But What in Place of Nuclear Power

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    In the wake of Fukushima, the Swiss government decided last year to slowly, but definitely phase out nuclear energy. But the new energy strategy for the next decade has drawn criticism, especially from environmental organisations.

  5. Kenya 'Becoming Economic Heartbeat of Africa'

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    When Kenya’s newly announced geothermal power generation project comes online, it will turn the East African country into an economic powerhouse in the region.

  6. Coming Together for Environmental Restoration in Haiti

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    In honour of Earth Day, we run an interview with Yves-André Wainright, who discusses ways that poor governance and the role of foreign donors have contributed to the country's environmental catastrophe.

  7. Future of UNCTAD in Balance at Doha

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Profound discord between industrialised nations and developing countries is threatening to ruin the UNCTAD meeting being held this week in Doha, and may even endanger the survival of this United Nations body that defends the interests of the developing nations of the South.

  8. Legal Challenges Counter Plans for New Nuclear Reactors

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Until this past February, the last time new nuclear power construction was approved in the United States was in 1978. But when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved two proposed nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta, Georgia, on February 9 in a four to one vote, it took less than a week for the legal action to begin.

  9. European Refugees Meet Austerity-Era Hostility

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    As the economic slump drags on in Europe, refugees and immigrants are keeping a wary eye on state budgets, as governments in the throes of austerity slash the social protections and public services that minorities rely on.

  10. OP-ED: Nobel Laureates and Students Defending Human Rights, One Step at a Time

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    I spent Monday morning in the library of Chicago's Lincoln Park High School, listening to students talk about what the word 'hero' means to them. This wasn't any normal school day — in a few moments they would meet Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the father of micro-lending and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.