News headlines in June 2012, page 5

  1. Challenges for Non-Sexist Communication in Cuba

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    The influence of journalists and film directors who are sensitive to the issue of gender equality is becoming visible in the Cuban media, where intellectuals and activists are demanding more action to break with sexism.

  2. More Austerity Won't Solve European Crisis, U.N. Says

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    The increasingly precarious financial situation in Europe remains the biggest threat to the world economy, warns a U.N. report released here.

  3. Q&A: 'Today's Food System Is Failing Small Farmers'

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    With heads of state from more than 120 nations and tens of thousands of civil society and international development experts gathering for the U.N. Summit on Sustainable Development next week, it is accepted wisdom that rethinking agriculture is one of most critical issues facing this and future generations.

  4. Will Water Dry Up at Summit on Sustainable Development?

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    The headline in a New York newspaper last March captured the essence of a future potential threat to political stability the world over: 'U.S. Report Sees Tensions Over Water.'

  5. MEXICO: Yearly Floods the New Reality for Rural Women

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    Year after year, women in rural areas of the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco have to get ready for floods that threaten their homes, crops and livestock.

  6. Agriculture Key to Liberia’s Youth Unemployment Challenge

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    With his gold chain, baseball cap, and baggy denim shorts, Junior Toe wears the uniform of Liberia’s urban youth. Spend just a few minutes with the young man and it is evident that he possesses the street smarts to match the look.

  7. Israel Opens Doors to Push South Sudanese Out

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    Moses Gadia speaks quietly, a detailed and colourful map of South Sudan on the wall next to him. In the courtyard outside, a group of six men, all South Sudanese refugees, chat in the shade of plastic tarps.

  8. Dam Threatens Turkey’s Past and Future

    Sunday, June 10, 2012

    Hasankeyf, a small village in southeastern Turkey, has been under threat for 15 years. Home to approximately 3,000 people, the site is one of the oldest continuously inhabited human settlements, with an archaeological record going back at least 9,500 years.

  9. Ethics for an ‘Ecological Civilisation’

    Sunday, June 10, 2012

    Leading Japanese ecologists are pushing for the concept of environmental 'ethics' to influence the upcoming Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, an approach they contend will foster accountability towards sustainable development.

  10. Germany’s Energy Revolution Hits Potholes

    Sunday, June 10, 2012

    When the German government decided last year to phase out nuclear energy by 2022, following the catastrophe at the Fukushima power plant in Japan, it was clear that the process would require extraordinary effort, not only in further developing alternative energy sources, especially renewables, but also in upgrading the country-wide electricity grid.