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In India, an Indoor Health Crisis

Thursday, March 05, 2015

SRINAGAR, India, Mar 05 (IPS) - For years, Kehmli Devi, a middle-aged woman from the village of Chachadeth in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, has prepared her family's meals on a wood-burning stove.

World Misses Its Potential by Excluding 50 Per Cent of Its People

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - The meeting is billed as one of the biggest single gatherings of women activists under one roof.

Opinion: Eco-efficient Crop and Livestock Production for Nicaraguan Farmers

Thursday, March 05, 2015

MANAGUA, Mar 05 (IPS) - For Roberto Pineda, a smallholder farmer in the Somotillo municipality of Nicaragua, his traditional practice after each harvest was to cut down and burn all crop residues on his land, a practice known as "slash-and-burn" agriculture.

Newly Recognised Indigenous Rights a Dead Letter?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

IZALCO, El Salvador, Mar 05 (IPS) - Nearly three years after the rights of El Salvador's indigenous people were recognised in the constitution, there are still no public policies and laws to translate that historic achievement into reality.

Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - Indigenous and wildlife conservationists have common goals and common adversaries, but seem to be struggling to find common ground in the fight for sustainable forests.

Opinion: Bridging the Gap - How the SDG Fund is Paving the Way for a Post-2015 Agenda

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - The countdown has begun to September's Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with world leaders discussing the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the United Nations Open Working Group.

Opinion: Reforming Mental Health in India

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

NEW DELHI, Mar 04 (IPS) - India is not only poised for greatness, some say it is already on its way. The events that have shaped the nation's dialogue over the past month showcase an India with a bold vision – to transform industry, to close the gap on inequality and ultimately, to redefine its place as a leader among the world.

Prominent Lawyer Defending the Poor Gunned Down in Mozambique

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

NEW YORK, Mar 04 (IPS) - As billions pour into Mozambique from foreign investors scooping up fields of coal and natural gas, the signs of newfound wealth are impossible to miss.

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