News headlines in June 2014, page 3

  1. Adapting to a Dry Season That Never Seems to End

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Jun 26 (IPS) - The Caribbean region's bid to become food secure is in peril as farmers struggle to produce staple crops under harsh drought conditions brought about by climate change.

  2. Bolivia Charts Its Own Path on Coca

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 (IPS) - This week, the U.N. reported that coca cultivation in Bolivia fell nine percent last year, and a massive 26 percent in the past three years.

  3. Community Resilience Tops U.N.’s Disaster Relief Agenda

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    BANGKOK, Jun 26 (IPS) - The Bangkok Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific adopted at the close of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference On Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) here today emphasised community-based solutions, and reflects a growing global desire to focus more on grassroots actions in the face of catastrophic climate change.

  4. Battle Stations: Civil Society Fights Radio and TV Spectrum Auctions

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    SAN SALVADOR, Jun 26 (IPS) - Pressure from social organisations has temporarily halted concessions of television broadcasting frequencies in El Salvador, a country where the struggle for spectrum ownership has political and ideological overtones, as well as economic ones.

  5. In Latest Republican Split, Tea Party Takes on Export-Import Bank

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Jun 26 (IPS) - U.S. Big Business is going all out to protect a favoured government agency, the 80-year-old Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), from a full-fledged assault by the populist "Tea Party" wing of the Republican Party.

  6. Zimbabwe’s Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster - We Visit the 18,000 Forcibly Relocated to Ruling Party Farm

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    MASVINGO, Zimbabwe, Jun 25 (IPS) - As the villagers sit around the flickering fire on a pitch-black night lit only by the blurry moon, they speak, recounting how it all began.

    They take turns, sometimes talking over each other to have their own experiences heard. When the old man speaks, everyone listens. "It was my first time riding a helicopter," John Moyo* remembers.

  7. When Faith Meets Disaster Management

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    BANGKOK, Jun 25 (IPS) - A consortium of faith-based organisations (FBOs) made a declaration at a side event Wednesday at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference On Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), to let the United Nations know that they stand ready to commit themselves to building resilient communities across Asia in the aftermath of natural disasters.

  8. Liberia's Poor and the Rising Sea

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    MONROVIA, Jun 25 (IPS) - Mary B owned a shop in West Point, Monrovia's densely-populated slum community, where she sold liquor just few yards away from the sea. But last month, the ocean left her homeless and without a business because the devastating erosion of the coastline has resulted in most of the land eroding into the Atlantic Ocean with thousands of homes being washed away by the encroaching sea.

  9. Higher Food Prices Can Help to End Hunger, Malnutrition and Food Waste

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    ROME, Jun 25 (IPS) - The choice of foods displayed on supermarket shelves can be quite bewildering. This abundance encourages us to take it for granted that we will always be able to buy the food we want at affordable prices.

  10. Chile Vows to Dispel Lingering Shadow of Dictatorship

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014