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Making the Deep Blue Sea Green Again

Monday, February 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (IPS) - Kids growing up in the Seychelles think of the ocean as their backyard, says Ronald Jean Jumeau, the Seychelles ambassador to the UN.

Alternative Mining Indaba Makes Its Voice Heard

Saturday, February 18, 2017

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb 18 (IPS) - "Comrades, we have arrived. This cherry is eight years awaited. We have made it to this place," Bishop Jo Seoka told the crowd, pausing to allow for the whistles and cheers.

Expansion of Renewable Energies in Mexico Has Victims

Friday, February 17, 2017

KIMBILÁ, Mexico, Feb 17 (IPS) - The growing number of wind and solar power projects in the southern Mexican state of Yucatán are part of a positive change in Mexico's energy mix. But affected communities do not see it in the same way, due to the fact that they are not informed or consulted, and because of how the phenomenon changes their lives.

Improved Cookstoves Boost Health and Forest Cover in the Himalayas

Friday, February 17, 2017

DARJEELING, India, Feb 17 (IPS) - Mountain communities in the Himalayan region are almost entirely dependent on forests for firewood even though this practice has been identified as one of the most significant causes of forest decline and a major source of indoor air pollution.

Argentina’s Never-ending Environmental Disaster

Saturday, February 11, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 11 (IPS) - Is it possible to spend 5.2 billion dollars to clean up a river which is just 64-km-long and get practically no results? Argentina is showing that it is.

IFAD 2017 – It’s Women’s Turn in Rural Development

Monday, February 06, 2017

BRASILIA, Feb 06 (IPS) - Josefina Stubbs, from the Dominican Republic, may become the first woman to preside over the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty.

Want to Prevent Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer? Get Moving… Now!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

ROME, Feb 02 (IPS) - Tired, lazy, bored, laying down long hours watching TV or seated checking your email? Wrong. And dangerous: not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression and other non-communicable diseases.

How a Spring Revival Scheme in India’s Sikkim Is Defeating Droughts

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

GANGTOK, India, Feb 01 (IPS) - Bina Sharma, a member of the Melli Dhara Gram Panchayat Unit in the southern part of India's northeastern Himalayan state of Sikkim, is a relieved woman.

Kenyans Turn to Wild Fruits and Insects as Drought Looms

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NAIROBI, Jan 31 (IPS) - Too hungry to play, hundreds of starving children in Tiaty Constituency of Baringo County instead sit by the fire, watching the pot boil, in the hope that it is only a matter of minutes before their next meal.

Riverbank Populations Displaced by Dams in Brazil Miss Old Way of Life

Sunday, January 29, 2017

SENTO SE, Brazil, Jan 29 (IPS) - "Now we have internet and TV. Before, we didn't even have electricity, but it was better," said Lourival de Barros, one of the people displaced by the hydropower plants which have mushroomed aorund Brazil, mainly since the 1970s.

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