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Goats Take the Bite Out of Climate Change in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HARARE, Jul 22 (IPS) - With unusually hot and dry weather beating down on this Southern African nation, climate change and the accompanying drought have cost farmers much of their cattle herds. In response, many ranchers are turning to goats to preserve their livestock assets.

First Six Months of 2015 “Hottest on Record” Since 1880

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - According to new data released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tuesday, globally averaged temperatures over ocean and land surfaces between January and June of 2015 were the hottest on record since 1880.

Calls Mount for 'Bold' Climate Deal in Paris

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 21 (IPS) - A diverse coalition of 24 leading British scientific institutions has issued a communique urging strong and immediate government action at the U.N. climate change conference set for Paris in December.

Caribbean Seeks Funding for Renewable Energy Mix

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, Jul 21 (IPS) - A leading geothermal expert warns that the small island states in the Caribbean face "a ticking time bomb" due to the effects of global warming and suggests a shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy is the only way to defuse it.

Papua New Guinea’s Unemployed Youth Say the Future They Want Begins With Them

Monday, July 20, 2015

MADANG, Papua New Guinea, Jul 20 (IPS) - Zibie Wari, a former teacher and founder of the Tropical Gems grassroots youth group in the town of Madang on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, has seen the hopes of many young people for a decent future quashed by the impacts of corruption and unfulfilled promises of development.

Big Oil Privately Accepted Global Warming, but Publicly Battled Climate Science

Friday, July 17, 2015

SAN JOSE, Jul 17 (IPS) - For decades, executives and decision makers at major U.S. and European fossil fuel companies were aware that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused global warming, but still provided millions in funding to boost disinformation campaigns and sponsor scientists who denied climate change.

2014 Another Record-Shattering Year for Climate

Friday, July 17, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 17 (IPS) - A new report by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate has found that 2014 was the warmest year ever recorded, with Eastern North America the only major region in the world to experience below-average annual temperatures.

Indigenous People in Brazil’s Amazon – Crushed by the Belo Monte Dam?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 16 (IPS) - Ethnocide, the new accusation leveled against the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, brings to light deeper underlying aspects of the conflicts and controversies unleashed by megaprojects in Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

Opinion: Unrestrained ‘Privatisation of Poverty-Reduction’ Puts Human Rights at Risk

Thursday, July 16, 2015

LONDON, Jul 16 (IPS) - Corporate lobbyists are unusual guests at development meetings, but when the United Nations held its Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa this week to decide who pays for its new "Sustainable Development Goals", some governments laid out the red carpet for the private sector.

U.N. Panel Lays Out Vision of 'Just Security'

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 (IPS) - Amid a range of new and old challenges, from climate change to gender equality and war crimes, a new report by the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance emphasises the need to reform the U.N. system.

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