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Communities See Tourism Gold in Derelict Bougainville Mine

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

PANGUNA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Sep 07 (IPS) - The Panguna copper mine, located in the mountains of Central Bougainville, an autonomous region in the southwest Pacific Island state of Papua New Guinea, has been derelict for twenty seven years since an armed campaign by local landowners forced its shutdown and triggered a decade-long civil war in the late 1980s.

Believe It or Not, Pulses Reduce Gas Emissions!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

ROME, Sep 06 (IPS) - Lentils, beans, chick peas, and other pulses often produce negative "collateral social effects" on people hanging around, just a couple of hours after eating them. But, believe it or not, they contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. How come?

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Monday, September 05, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA, Sep 05 (IPS) - "You don't convert your own house in a tourist site," said Oussou Lio Appolinaire, an activist from Benin, wearing a traditional outfit in vivid yellows and greens. He was referring to opening up to tourists places that are sacred to indigenous people.

Big Oil and Activists Unite to Protect Endangered Whales

Monday, September 05, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 05 (IPS) - A rare case of intensive and decade-long collaboration between Big Oil, scientists and environmental activists has been hailed as a success story in protecting an endangered species of whale from extinction.

Eastern Gorilla, Our ‘Closest Cousin’, Added to Endangered Species List

Sunday, September 04, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 04 (IPS) - Our closest cousin in the animal world, the Eastern Gorilla, is sliding towards extinction because of illegal hunting, the IUCN announced today in the latest update of its Red List of Threatened Species.

Stockbreeding – Opportunity and Threat for a Sustainable Latin America

Sunday, September 04, 2016

SANTIAGO, Sep 04 (IPS) - Stockbreeding generates enormous profits in Latin America, but it also has a broad and varied impact on the environment, which means it must urgently be turned into a sustainable, green-friendly, socially accepted and profitable activity.

U.S. and China Formally Join Paris Agreement in Show of Unity

Saturday, September 03, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 03 (IPS) - The world's super-polluters - the United States and China - have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change in a symbolic show of unity.

Elephant Census Ramps Up Pressure to Stop Domestic Trade in Ivory

Saturday, September 03, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 03 (IPS) - A dramatic decline in Africa's savanna elephant populations caused by poaching - as exposed by the results of a three-year aerial survey released this week - has piled pressure on reluctant governments to back proposals that would lead to bans on domestic trade in ivory.

Dire Warnings But Also Hope as IUCN Environmental Congress Opens

Friday, September 02, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 02 (IPS) - A congress billed as the world's largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a "tipping point" but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.

Honduras still a death trap for environmental activists six months after Berta Cáceres’ slaying

Thursday, September 01, 2016

LONDON, Sep 01 (IPS) - Chills ran down Tomás Gómez Membreño's spine when he first heard about the brutal murder of his renowned friend and ally, the Honduran Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, six months ago this week.

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