News headlines in January 2016, page 2

  1. Hydropower at Front and Centre of Energy Debate in Chile, Once Again

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    SANTIAGO, Jan 27 (IPS) - The Chilean government's approval of a hydroelectric dam in the Patagonia wilderness has rekindled the debate on the sustainability and efficiency of large-scale hydropower plants and whether they contribute to building a cleaner energy mix.

  2. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Fraud

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 26 (IPS) - The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), negotiated in Atlanta in October 2015 and to be signed in Auckland in February 2016, privileges foreign investors while imposing substantial costs on partner countries. Touted as a ‘gold standard' 21st century trade deal, it is critical to ascertain what gains can really be expected and whether these exceed costs.

  3. The Fearful World of Network News in 2015

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (IPS) - If your view of world events outside the U.S. was shaped in substantial part by watching the evening news shows on the three major U.S. networks last year, you'd probably want to stay home.

  4. Activists Accuse India of Violating UN Convention on Child Rights

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    NEW DELHI, Jan 26 (IPS) - Civil rights groups and child welfare activists have strongly protested against the enactment of a new Juvenile Justice Act by the Indian parliament, lowering the age of a legally defined juvenile for trial from 18 to 16- years old in heinous crimes cases.

  5. Mexico Creates First and Second-class Migrants

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 25 (IPS) - The Mexican government's decision to grant humanitarian visas to Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica contrasts sharply with the poor treatment received by the tens of thousands of Central American migrants who face myriad risks as they make their way through this country on their long journey to the United States, social organisations and activists complain.

  6. Time to Repeal Anti-Terrorism Law in Ethiopia

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    OAKLAND, California, Jan 25 (IPS) - With the African Union celebrating the African Year of Human Rights at its 26th summit, at its headquarters in Addis, Ethiopia, the venue raises serious concerns about commitment to human rights.

  7. Nevis Has A Date With Geothermal Energy

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    CHARLESTOWN, St. Kitts and Nevis, Jan 25 (IPS) - Legislators on the tiny volcanic island of Nevis in the northern region of the Lesser Antilles say they are on a path to going completely green and have now set a date when they will replace diesel-fired electrical generation with 100 per cent renewable energy.

  8. Precarious Nature of Public Employment Facilitated Mass Lay-offs in Argentina

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

  9. Iraq’s Civilians Continue to Bear the Brunt of Instability: UAE Paper/Newswire

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    ROME, Jan 22 (IPS) - At least 18,802 people were killed in Iraq and another 36,245 were injured; this is the number of civilians killed in violence over the past two years and it is staggering.

  10. Trees are the Earth’s Lungs, Says Guyana’s President, We Must Finance Their Survival

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Jan 22 (IPS) - Guyana's new president, David Granger, sits down with IPS correspondent Desmond Brown to talk about how his country is preparing for climate change – and hoping to avert the worst before it happens.