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Grenada Rebuilds Barrier Reefs

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jun 24 (IPS) - The Eastern Caribbean nation of Grenada is following the example of its bigger neighbours Belize and Jamaica in taking action to restore coral reefs, which serve as frontline barriers against storm waves.

On Kenya’s Coast, a Struggle for the Sacred

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

, Jun 23 (IPS) - Travel into the heart of Kenya's southern Coast Province, nearly 500 km from the capital city of Nairobi, and you will come across one of the planet's most curious World Heritage Sites: the remains of several fortified villages, revered by the indigenous Mijikenda people as the sacred abodes of their ancestors.

Young People Lend a Hand to Trinidad’s Ailing Watersheds

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PORT OF SPAIN, Jun 23 (IPS) - For a decade, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) of Trinidad and Tobago had been mapping the country's water quality. Five years ago, they started to notice a worrying trend.

Critics of World Bank-Funded Projects in the Line of Fire

Monday, June 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - For an entire month beginning in February 2015, a group of between 40 and 50 residents of the Durgapur Village in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand would gather at the site of a hydroelectric power project being carried out by the state-owned Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC).

Opinion: Pope Francis’ Timely Call to Action on Climate Change

Monday, June 22, 2015

BOSTON, Jun 22 (IPS) - Pope Francis just issued Laudato Si, the first ever encyclical about ecology, which promises to be a highly influential document for years to come. The encyclical, which is the most authoritative teaching document a Pope can issue, delivered a strong message addressing the moral dimension of the severe ecological crisis we have caused with our "throwaway culture" and general disregard for our common home, the Earth.

Opinion: The Oceans Need the Spotlight Now

Monday, June 22, 2015

COLOMBO, Jun 22 (IPS) - The international community must focus its energies immediately on addressing the grave challenges confronting the oceans. With implications for global order and peace, the oceans are also becoming another arena for national rivalry.

Opinion: Ethical Challenges to Advertising

Saturday, June 20, 2015

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Jun 20 (IPS) - Challenges to advertisers and marketers arose in the past century. Critics deplored the role of cigarette marketers who exploited the aspirations of women by associating smoking with liberation. 

Amazon Dam also Brings Health Infrastructure for Local Population

Friday, June 19, 2015

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jun 19 (IPS) - Extensive public health infrastructure and the eradication of malaria will be the most important legacy of the construction of the Belo Monte hydropower dam in Brazil's Amazon jungle for the population affected by the megaproject.

U.N. Takes First Step Towards Treaty to Curb Lawlessness in High Seas

Friday, June 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - The 193-member General Assembly adopted a resolution Friday aimed at drafting a legally binding international treaty for the conservation of marine biodiversity and to govern the mostly lawless high seas beyond national jurisdiction.

Opinion: 2015 and Beyond, Young Voices, Loud Demands

Friday, June 19, 2015

BRUSSELS, Jun 19 (IPS) - As a young person interested in development, my heart beats a little faster when I look at the potential of 2015. There has never been so much at stake as this year for the future of our planet.

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