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Puerto Rico's Green Crusaders Still Going Strong

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

SAN JUAN, Oct 01 (IPS) - The heart of Puerto Rico's central mountain range is the site of an extraordinary story of struggle and triumph.

OPINION: On Reproductive Rights, Progress with Concerns

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct 01 (IPS) - For most of human history, reproductive rights essentially meant men and women accepting the number, timing and spacing of their children, as well as possible childlessness. All this changed radically in the second half of the 20th century with the introduction of new medical technologies aimed at both preventing and assisting human reproduction.

Vaca Muerta, the New Frontier of Development in Argentina

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

LOMA CAMPANA, Argentina, Oct 01 (IPS) - Production here has skyrocketed so fast that for now the installations of the YPF oil company at the Loma Campana deposit in southwest Argentina are a jumble of interconnected shipping containers.

Zimbabwe’s Family Planning Dilemma

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 01 (IPS) - Pregnant at 15, Samantha Yakubu* is in a fix. The 16-year-old boy she claims was responsible for her pregnancy has refused to accept her version of events, insisting that he was "not the only one who slept with her".

OPINION: A Roadmap to Living – and Thriving - in Harmony with Nature

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PYEONGCHANG, Sep 30 (IPS) - In Nagoya, Japan, in 2010, the international community made a commitment to future generations by adopting the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Boosting Incomes and Empowering Rural Women in Cuba

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HAVANA, Sep 30 (IPS) - Leonor Pedroso's sewing machine has dressed children in the Cuban town of Florida for 30 years. But it was only a few months ago that the seamstress was able to become formally self-employed.

From Subsistence to Profit, Swazi Farmers Get a Helping Hand

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MBABANE, Sep 30 (IPS) - Men in blue overalls are offloading vegetables from trucks while their female counterparts dress and pack the fresh produce before storing it in a cold room.

Lack of Accountability Fuels Gender-Based Violence in India

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CHIRANG, India, Sep 30 (IPS) - On a bright March morning, a 17-year old tribal girl woke as usual, and went to catch fish in the village river in the Chirang district of India's northeastern Assam state.

U.S. to Create National Plan on Responsible Business Practices

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 30 (IPS) - The United States will begin developing a national action plan on responsible business practices, following on several years of related advocacy from civil society.

Outgunned by Rich Polluters, Africa to Bring United Front to Climate Talks

Monday, September 29, 2014

YAOUNDE, Sep 29 (IPS) - As climate change interest groups raise their voices across Africa to call for action at the COP20 climate meeting in December and the crucial COP21 in Paris in 2015, many worry that the continent may never have fair representation at the talks.

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