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Opinion: How Will Wall Street Greet the Pope?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Aug 27 (IPS) - Millions in the New York City area are excited about Pope Francis' visit on Sep. 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly as worldwide consensus grows on the need to shift global investments from fossil fuels to clean, efficient, renewable energy in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) scheduled to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

Deliberate Targeting of Water Sources Worsens Misery for Millions of Syrians

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26 (IPS) - Imagine having to venture out into a conflict zone in search of water because rebel groups and government forces have targeted the pipelines. Imagine walking miles in the blazing summer heat, then waiting hours at a public tap to fill up your containers. Now imagine realizing the jugs are too heavy to carry back home.

Plant in Chile Opens South America’s Doors to Geothermal Energy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

OLLAGÃœE, Chile, Aug 26 (IPS) - Chile, a land of volcanoes and geysers, has started building South America's first geothermal plant, which would open a door to this kind of renewable energy in this country that depends largely on fossil fuels.

Shifting Sands: How Rural Women in India Took Mining into their Own Hands

Monday, August 24, 2015

GUNTUR, India, Aug 24 (IPS) - Thirty-seven-year-old Kode Sujatha stands in front of a hut with a palm-thatched roof, surrounded by a group of men shouting angrily and jostling one another for a spot at the front of the crowd.

Climate Change Shrinking Uganda’s Lakes and Fish

Saturday, August 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Aug 22 (IPS) - Climate change is reducing the size of several species of fish on lakes in Uganda and its neighbouring East African countries, with a negative impact on the livelihoods of millions people who depend on fishing for food and income.

UAE Wins Hearts and Minds at World Exhibition in Milan

Friday, August 21, 2015

MILAN, Aug 21 (IPS) - She only turned nine last June. But Mahra Mustafa has become a celebrity at the Expo Milan. She stars as Sara in ‘The Family Tree', a short film on the UAE's heritage being screened at the United Arab Emirates pavilion. Sara is in fact the face of young, dynamic and innovative Emirates.

Q&A: MDG Victories Take Spotlight at South-South Awards

Friday, August 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - Next month, the South-South Awards will be taking place for the fifth time, honouring the achievements and contributions of heads of state and government, as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society in promoting sustainable development in the Global South.

The Future Tastes Like Chocolate for Some Rural Salvadoran Women

Thursday, August 20, 2015

, Aug 20 (IPS) - Idalia Ramón and 10 other rural Salvadoran women take portions of the freshly ground chocolate paste, weigh it, and make chocolates in the shapes of stars, rectangles or bells before packaging them for sale.

Global Web Movements Lift Democratic Decision-Making to a New Level

Thursday, August 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - In recent years, online activism platforms have multiplied to the degree that they are starting to have a significant real world impact in areas like environmental protection, human rights and public policy.

Islamic Declaration Turns Up Heat Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (IPS) - Following in the footsteps of Pope Francis, who has taken a vocal stance on climate change, Muslim leaders and scholars from 20 countries issued a joint declaration Tuesday underlining the severity of the problem and urging governments to commit to 100 percent renewable energy or a zero emissions strategy.

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