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Natural Disasters Cost Asia-Pacific 60 Billion Dollars, 6,000 Lives in 2014

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - Natural disasters in Asian and Pacific nations cost almost 60 billion dollars and killed 6,000 people in 2014.

A New Forensic Weapon to Track Illegal Ivory Trade

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - The wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC, is deploying a new forensic weapon - DNA testing - to track illegal ivory products responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of endangered elephants in Asia and Africa.

Opinion: Water and the World We Want

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 25 (IPS) - We have entered a watershed year, a moment critical for humanity.

Analysis: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration, A Snapshot of Post-U.N. World Population

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - As the international community marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, one question worthy of some reflection is: Is world population better or worse off demographically since the establishment of the U.N.?

Big Trouble in the Air in India

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEW DELHI, Feb 25 (IPS) - Like many others of her age, 15-year-old Aastha Sharma, a Class 10 student at a private school in India's capital, New Delhi, loves being outdoors, going for walks with her friends and enjoying an occasional ice-cream. But the young girl can't indulge in any of these activities.

Analysis: Collaboration Key for a Clean India

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW DELHI, Feb 24 (IPS) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to action for a 100 percent Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2019 was announced as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) or Clean India Campaign last year.

Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu

Monday, February 23, 2015

ROME, Feb 23 (IPS) - Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality.

Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba

Friday, February 20, 2015

, Feb 20 (IPS) - On the blue flame of her biogas stove, it takes half as long for rural doctor Arianna Toledo to heat bath water and cook dinner as it did four years ago, when she still used electric power or firewood.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 (IPS) - So much information about climate change now abounds that it is hard to differentiate fact from fiction. Scientific reports appear alongside conspiracy theories, data is interspersed with drastic predictions about the future, and everywhere one turns, the bad news just seems to be getting worse.

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