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Radio rage in India

Saturday, February 13, 2016

INDIA, Feb 13 (IPS) - It is 8 am in Anugondanahalli village about 70 kms from India's IT hub of Bengaluru, capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. A group of farmers are huddled around a radio set sipping hot tea and tuned in to Sarathi Jhalak, a local community radio station (CRS) broadcasting on FM 90.4. On air is a programme about climate change that has everybody hooked. Experts are sharing simple tips on how farmers can pro-actively minimise the impact of erratic weather on their crops.

Women and Girls Imperative to Science & Technology Agenda

Monday, February 08, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 08 (IPS) - Can you imagine an entire day without access to your mobile phone, laptop, or even to the internet? In our rapidly changing world, could you function without having technology at your fingertips?

Europe is disintegrating while its citizens watch indifferent

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Rome, Feb 04 (IPS) - We are witnessing the slow agony of the dream of European integration, disintegrating without a single demonstration occuring anywhere, among its 500 millions of citizens. It is clear that European institutions are in an existential crisis but the debate is only at intergovernmental level.

Small-scale Fishing Is About Much More than Just Subsistence in Chile

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

ALGARROBO, Chile, Feb 03 (IPS) - "Fishing isn't just for making a living, it's also enjoyable," said Pedro Pascual, a 70-year-old fisherman who has been taking his small boat out to sea off Chile's Pacific coast in the early hours of the morning almost every day for the past 50 years, to support his family.

Women’s Empowerment Will Accelerate Kenya’s Economic Prosperity

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya, Feb 03 (IPS) - When President Barack Obama made his first visit to Kenya as US President in July 2015, one of the poignant messages he left was an exhortation for communities to shun cultures that degrade women and girls.

Core Principals of Climate Finance to Realize the Paris Agreement

Friday, January 29, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (IPS) - The Paris climate change conference brought together 197 countries and over 150 Heads of State – the largest convening of world leaders in history – to agree on measures and work together to limit the global average temperature rise.

Response to Ethiopia’s Drought: A Story of Success or Anguish?

Friday, January 29, 2016

IDAGA HAMUS, Ethiopia, Jan 29 (IPS) - Inside a health clinic run by the Catholic Daughters of Saint Anne, a nurse wraps a special tape measure around the upper arm of 2-year-old Rodas cradled in her mother's arms. The tape reads yellow, meaning "moderately" malnourished, according to the attending nurse.

The UAE’s Journey Towards Clean Energy

Friday, January 29, 2016

ABU DHABI, Jan 29 (IPS) - (WAM) - The discovery of hydrocarbon reserves brought tremendous prosperity for the UAE and made it a central player in the global energy market. With one of the highest gross domestic product per capita levels in the world, the UAE has generally used its wealth wisely to stimulate sustainable economic growth. However, volatility in oil markets, growing unrest across the region and the growing threat of climate change has concentrated minds on the need for immediate and decisive action.

Global Renewable Energy Investments a Win-Win Scenario

Thursday, January 28, 2016

ABU DHABI, Jan 28 (IPS) - The Paris climate change agreement adopted at the end of 2015 has put renewable energy at the heart of global energy system with investments expected to grow further even amidst the decline in fossil fuels.

Energy from All Sources, a Game of Chance in Brazil

Thursday, January 28, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 28 (IPS) - Brazil, which boasts that it has one of the cleanest energy mixes in the world, is now plagued by corruption, poor market conditions, and bad decisions – a near fatal combination.

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