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In the Shadow of Glacial Lakes, Pakistan’s Mountain Communities Look to Climate Adaptation

Thursday, January 15, 2015

BINDO GOL, Pakistan, Jan 15 (IPS) - Khaliq-ul-Zaman, a farmer from the remote Bindo Gol valley in northern Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has long lived under the shadow of disaster.

OPINION: For the Good of Humanity – Towards a Culture of Caring

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ROME, Jan 13 (IPS) - About a week ago my wife was taken to hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia. She was promptly treated with antibiotics and, wonderfully, is now on the mend.

More Than Half of Africa's Arable Land ‘Too Damaged’ for Food Production

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NTUNGAMO DISTRICT, Uganda, Jan 13 (IPS) - A report published last month by the Montpellier Panel - an eminent group of agriculture, ecology and trade experts from Africa and Europe - says about 65 percent of Africa's arable land is too damaged to sustain viable food production.

Haitians Worry World Bank-Assisted Mining Law Could Result in “Looting”

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (IPS) - With Haiti's Parliament possibly set to dissolve by Tuesday, civil society groups are worried that the Haitian president may move to unilaterally put in place a contentious revision to the country's decades-old mining law.

St. Vincent Embarks on Renewable Energy Path

Monday, January 12, 2015

KINGSTOWN, Jan 12 (IPS) - For decades, the fertile slopes of La Soufriere volcano, which occupies the northern third of this 344-kilometre-square island, has produced illegally grown marijuana that fuels the local underground economy, and the trade in that illicit drug across the eastern Caribbean.

Bhopal Cloud Hovers Over Industrial Safety in India

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NEW DELHI, Jan 11 (IPS) - Three decades after 40 tons of deadly methyl isocyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide India Limited plant in the central Indian city of Bhopal on Dec. 3, 1984 – killing an estimated 4,000 almost instantly and maiming and blinding hundreds of thousands of others – the world's worst industrial disaster remains a sharp lesson on the need for greater safety regulations in Asia's third-largest economy.

OPINION: Global Citizenship, A Result of Emerging Global Consciousness

Saturday, January 10, 2015

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina, Jan 10 (IPS) - Globalisation is an integral feature of modernity. It already has significantly advanced to transform local experiences into global ones, to unify the disparate villages of the world into a global community, and to integrate national economies into an international economy.

OPINION: No Nation Wants to Be Labeled “Least Developed”

Saturday, January 10, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (IPS) - Since 1971, Maldives is one of only three countries that have graduated from the ranks of the world's "least developed countries" (LDCs) – the other two being Botswana and Cape Verde.

Integrated Farming: The Only Way to Survive a Rising Sea

Thursday, January 08, 2015

SUNDARBANS, India, Jan 08 (IPS) - When the gentle clucking grows louder, 50-year-old Sukomal Mandal calls out to his wife, who is busy grinding ingredients for a fish curry. She gets up to thrust leafy green stalks through the netting of a coop and two-dozen shiny hens rush forward for lunch.

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