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Shift to Renewables Seems a Forgone Conclusion, But Is It Fast Enough?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 21 (IPS) - Climate change may be one of the most divisive issues in the U.S. Congress today, but despite the staunch denialism of Republicans, experts say the global transition from fossil fuels to renewables is already well underway.

Backlash Follows South Africa’s Xenophobic Attacks on Africans

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 21 (IPS) - Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts stunned the continent which had taken a message of brotherhood from former president Nelson Mandela.

U.N. Helpless as Crises Rage in 10 Critical Hot Spots

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 21 (IPS) - The United Nations is fighting a losing battle against a rash of political and humanitarian crises in 10 of the world's critical "hot spots."

The U.N. at 70: A View from Outer Space

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 21 (IPS) - When the founding fathers of the United Nations met in San Francisco 70 years ago, an American banker named Beardsley Ruml made a remark:

Tailings Ponds Pose a Threat to Chilean Communities

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SANTIAGO, Apr 21 (IPS) - Chile lives under the constant threat of spillage from tailings ponds, which became even more marked in late March after heavy rains fell in the desert region of Atacama leaving over two dozen people dead and missing and thousands without a home.

From Slavery to Self Reliance: A Story of Dalit Women in South India

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BELLARY, India, Apr 21 (IPS) - HuligeAmma, a Dalit woman in her mid-forties, bends over a sewing machine, carefully running the needle over the hem of a shirt. Sitting nearby is Roopa, her 22-year-old daughter, who reads an amusing message on her cell phone and laughs heartily.

To Defend the Environment, Support Social Movements Like Berta Cáceres and COPINH

Monday, April 20, 2015

BERKELEY, California, Apr 20 (IPS) - The 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for Central and South America has been awarded to Berta Cáceres, an indigenous Honduran woman who co-founded the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, known as COPINH.

Opinion: Pillar of Neoliberal Thinking is Vacillating

Monday, April 20, 2015

ROME, Apr 20 (IPS) - This month's World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) only confirms that consequences of the collapse of the financial system, which started six years ago, are serious. And they are accentuated by the aging of the population, not only in Europe but also in Asia, the slowing of productivity and weak private investment.

Opinion: Realising Unfinished Business of MDGs : A Call for Greater Action and Investment for Malaria

Monday, April 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) - Later this week, communities around the world will commemorate World Malaria Day for the last time in the context of the global development priorities set in 2000.

Giving African Artists Their Names

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PARIS, Apr 19 (IPS) - Quick now, can you name a famous African sculptor from the 1800s or even the early 20th century?

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