News headlines in July 2015, page 5

  1. Goats Take the Bite Out of Climate Change in Zimbabwe

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    HARARE, Jul 22 (IPS) - With unusually hot and dry weather beating down on this Southern African nation, climate change and the accompanying drought have cost farmers much of their cattle herds. In response, many ranchers are turning to goats to preserve their livestock assets.

  2. Opinion: A BRICS Bank to Challenge the Bretton Woods System?

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    LONDON, Jul 22 (IPS) - The formal opening of the BRICS Bank in Shanghai on Jul. 21 following the seventh summit of the world's five leading emerging economies held recently in the Russian city of Ufa, demonstrates the speed with which an alternative global financial architecture is emerging.

  3. First Six Months of 2015 “Hottest on Record” Since 1880

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - According to new data released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tuesday, globally averaged temperatures over ocean and land surfaces between January and June of 2015 were the hottest on record since 1880.

  4. Calls Mount for 'Bold' Climate Deal in Paris

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    NEW YORK, Jul 21 (IPS) - A diverse coalition of 24 leading British scientific institutions has issued a communique urging strong and immediate government action at the U.N. climate change conference set for Paris in December.

  5. Ex-Leader of Chad Faces African-Led Court After Years on the Run

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    DAKAR, Jul 21 (IPS) - After years awaiting justice by a court of law, Chadian citizens packed the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal, to catch a glimpse of Hissene Habre, president of the central African nation from 1982-1990 during which time his iron fist rule took between 1,200 and 40,000 lives, according to evidence compiled by Chadian and international rights groups.

  6. Caribbean Seeks Funding for Renewable Energy Mix

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, Jul 21 (IPS) - A leading geothermal expert warns that the small island states in the Caribbean face "a ticking time bomb" due to the effects of global warming and suggests a shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy is the only way to defuse it.

  7. Museums Taking Stand for Human Rights, Rejecting ‘Neutrality’

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    LIVERPOOL, England, Jul 21 (IPS) - An exhibition on modern-day slavery at the International Slavery Museum in this northern English town is just one example of a museum choosing to focus on human rights, and being "upfront" about it.

  8. Young Hondurans Head Unprecedented Anti-Corruption Movement

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    TEGUCIGALPA, Jul 21 (IPS) - A Honduran spring is happening, led by young people mobilising over the social networks, who are flooding the streets with weekly torch marches against corruption and impunity.

  9. Papua New Guinea’s Unemployed Youth Say the Future They Want Begins With Them

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    MADANG, Papua New Guinea, Jul 20 (IPS) - Zibie Wari, a former teacher and founder of the Tropical Gems grassroots youth group in the town of Madang on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, has seen the hopes of many young people for a decent future quashed by the impacts of corruption and unfulfilled promises of development.

  10. Security Council Defies U.S. Lawmakers by Voting on Iran Nuke Deal

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 20 (IPS) - When all 15 members of the Security Council raised their collective hands to unanimously vote in favour of the recently-concluded nuclear agreement with Iran, they were also defying a cabal of right-wing conservative U.S. politicians who wanted the United Nations to defer its vote until the U.S. Congress makes its own decision on the pact.