News headlines in May 2013, page 4

  1. Philippines Ramps Up Renewable Energy

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    MANILA, May 29 (IPS) - As the Philippines grapples with frequent power outages and a growing demand for energy, government agencies and private groups say the answer to the country's power needs may lie in alternative sources.

  2. The Bitter Taste of Liberia’s Palm Oil Plantations

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    BOEGBOR, Liberia, May 29 (IPS) - Sackie Qwemie works for Equatorial Palm Oil, the company that took his land in northwestern Liberia.

  3. Child Malnutrition Costs Global Economy Billions Yearly - Report

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (IPS) - In addition to the serious health problems it causes, child malnutrition is costing the global economy tens of billions of dollars a year by depriving its victims of the ability to learn basic skills, according to a new report released Tuesday by Save the Children (STC).

  4. Africa “Net Creditor” to Rest of World, New Data Shows

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    WASHINGTON, May 28 (IPS) - Over the past three decades, Africa has functioned as a "net creditor" to the rest of the world, the result of a cumulative outflow of nearly a trillion and a half dollars from the continent.

  5. Cuba to Open Public Internet Outlets – at 4.50 Dollars an Hour

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    HAVANA, May 28 (IPS) - Cuba will continue to prioritise public Internet access over connectivity in private homes, as indicated by a government announcement Tuesday that 118 new public cyber salons would open nationwide as of early June.

  6. Rescuing “Misfit” Vegetables - and Other Ways to Fight Food Waste

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    BERLIN, May 28 (IPS) - The criticism and concern voiced by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and non-governmental agencies over the huge amounts of food wasted in Europe have begun to inspire action, particularly in the form of private initiatives.

  7. Youth Speak Loudest in Global Development Survey

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (IPS) - Kanny Daylop, a legal practitioner and consultant from Nigeria, recalls her encounter with a woman named Joy.

  8. The Sri Lankan Monsoon, Better Prepared Than Sorry

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    COLOMBO, May 28 (IPS) - The monsoon in Sri Lanka is always a much-awaited event. There is something about the sight of the gathered clouds, the washed trees and the drenched landscape that stirs romance even in the most hardened of souls.

  9. Weather Forecasts Go Mobile in Thailand

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    BANGKOK, May 28 (IPS) - It was another Monday afternoon in the remote Thai village of Baan Dong when an incoming text message lit up the black, dust-covered Nokio phone belonging to Eiem Sompeng.

  10. Guardians of the Land and Sea Meet in Darwin

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    DARWIN, Australia, May 28 (IPS) - "Are you a park ranger?" IPS asked. "No, I am one of the owners of the territory," Ángel Durán responded in a firm voice. The Bolivian indigenous leader is in this northern Australian city along with 1,200 other native delegates from over 50 countries for the World Indigenous Network (WIN) conference.