News headlines in August 2017, page 3

  1. St. Lucia’s PM on Climate Change: “Time Is Against Us”

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    CASTRIES, St Lucia, Aug 28 (IPS) - A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) prime minister has reiterated the call for developed countries to assist Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their quest to combat the effects of climate change.

  2. Geothermal - a Key Source of Clean Energy in Central America

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    SAN SALVADOR, Aug 26 (IPS) - Energy from the depths of the earth - geothermal - is destined to fuel renewable power generation in Central America, a region with great potential in this field.

  3. Energy Habits Are Changing in Latin America’s Cities

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Aug 24 (IPS) - The Vaz de Souza's were so keen on the solar water heater that they made it their mission and business, which prospered with the surge in innovation in their city, Belo Horizonte, recognised as the solar energy capital of Brazil.

  4. Partnerships Key to Implementing 2030 Development Agenda

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 24 (IPS) - The UN's 2030 Agenda highlights the strong commitment to ending poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including by eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. It also emphasizes the determination to end hunger and to achieve food security as a matter of priority and to end all forms of malnutrition.

  5. Building Climate Resilience in Coastal Communities of the Caribbean

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    NEGRIL, Jamaica, Aug 24 (IPS) - Ceylon Clayton is trying to revive a sea moss growing project he and friends started a few years ago to supplement their dwindling earnings as fishermen.

  6. Fighting Oppression in Iran, One App at a Time

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 (IPS) - United For Iran, a non profit group based in Berkeley, recently rolled out its latest mobile app Michka to open discussions about child sexual abuse in Iran, where treading into the topic is deemed as taboo.

  7. Lebanon Joins Jordan and Tunisia in Fight Against Rapists Impunity

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    ROME, Aug 23 (IPS) - The top United Nations human rights official hailed the repeal of laws in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan that used to allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution by marrying their victims.

  8. Disaster Strikes Freetown - over 400 Dead and 600 Still Missing

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    FREETOWN, Aug 23 (IPS) - In the early hours of Monday morning, August 14, torrential rains hit Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital city. Several areas of the city were flooded, as houses were either partially submerged under water or destroyed.

  9. 2017 World Water Week: ‘Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse’

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    ROME, Aug 22 (IPS) - With a growing global population, a rise in energy and industrial production, the demand for water is reaching new levels.

  10. Jordan Abolishes Law Allowing Rapists to Avoid Prosecution

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    ROME, Aug 22 (IPS) - In just three weeks time, two Arab countries adopted major steps to combat violence against women, with Jordan abolishing a law allowing rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims, while Tunisia adopting its first national law to prevent gender-based violence and provide support to survivors.