News headlines in May 2012, page 3

  1. Elders in Peruvian Andes Help Interpret Climate Changes

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    A unique response to the challenge of global warming is happening in rural areas of Peru, where a network of indigenous elders is working out how to adjust weather forecasts in the light of climate change, while taking measures to safeguard their crops.

  2. COLOMBIA: Langlois Case Raises Questions About Status of Journalists in War — Part 1

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    French reporter Romeo Langlois is returning home today with an injured arm, after surviving a firefight and spending a month in the hands of the FARC guerrillas in Colombia’s southern Amazon jungle region.

  3. Q&A: The World Must Learn From Smallholder Farmers

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    As Africa's Sahel region faces a new food crisis, smallholder famers hold the key to making future development policies sustainable.

  4. Canadian Banks Navigate Treacherous Waters

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Potential storms are on the horizon for much praised, regulated and privately-owned Canadian banks which survived the 2008 financial meltdown unscathed, unlike some of their larger counterparts in the United States.

  5. Overnight Shift from Drought to Flooding in Central Cuba

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    The sudden shift from drought to heavy rainfall that caused severe flooding in central Cuba drove home to the authorities the need to redesign preparedness and prevention plans for climate-related emergencies.

  6. Brazilian Indigenous Community Seeks Survival Through Carbon Credits

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Less than 45 years ago, the Paiter-Suruí, an indigenous people living deep inside the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, had never been in contact with the outside world. Today they hope to ensure their survival through the complex mechanisms of the carbon market.

  7. Sun Shines on Energy in Nepal

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    After years of working out of a small, dimly-lit office in a crowded bazaar here, Yug Tamrakar has just moved up a gravel road to occupy five floors of a new building, where sunlight pours through large glass windows.

  8. A Future With Food, or No Future At All

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    The upcoming Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development will not succeed if the crises of hunger and malnutrition are not effectively addressed. The issues are so inextricably linked with sustainable development that they have to be part of the agenda, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) for the upcoming Earth Summit that will take place in Rio de Janeiro from Jun. 20-22.

  9. Energy Agency Looks to Natural Gas 'Golden Age'

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    If a series of 'golden rules' can be followed, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests, global natural gas usage could grow by more than 50 percent by 2035.

  10. Indonesian Immigrants Suffer in Silence

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Foreign workers, mostly from Indonesia, now make up just over 10 percent of Malaysia’s workforce of 14 million people, both in the formal and informal sectors, according to the latest government statistics.