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U.N. Swears by Hefty 100 Billion Dollar Target to Fight Climate Change

Friday, July 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - The most devastating impact of climate change – including rising sea levels, floods, cyclones and both droughts and heavy monsoons – will be felt mostly by the world's poorest nations.

Drastic CO2 Cuts Needed to Save Oceans

Friday, July 03, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 03 (IPS) - If global carbon dioxide emissions are not dramatically curbed, the world's oceans – and the many services they provide humanity – will suffer "massive and mostly irreversible impacts," researchers warned in Science magazine Friday.

Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Could Fill Gap When Belo Monte Dam Is Finished

Friday, July 03, 2015

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 03 (IPS) - Some argue that the sustainable use of biodiversity is the best alternative for local development in the area surrounding the enormous Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, now that the construction project is entering its final phase on the Xingú River in Brazil's Amazon jungle.

Opinion: If You’re Against Coal Mining, Walk In and Stop It

Thursday, July 02, 2015

BERLIN, Jul 02 (IPS) - "If you're against coal mining, why don't you just walk into a coal mine and stop the excavators?"

Panama and Nicaragua - Two Canals, One Shared Dream

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Jul 01 (IPS) - Nicholas Suchecki Guillén is blind. His dream was to visit the Panama Canal expansion works, touch the cement structures, and feel part of this new period of history in his country.

Union Islanders Wonder if Their Home Will Be the Next Atlantis

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jul 01 (IPS) - Fifteen years ago, Stephanie Browne, a former Member of Parliament in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, needed only to look at the beach outside her house to know why her community in Union Island was called "Big Sand".

Toilets with Piped Music for Rich, Open Defecation on Rail Tracks for Poor

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 (IPS) - As most developing nations fall short of meeting their goals on sanitation, the world's poorest countries have been lagging far behind, according to a new U.N. report released here.

China Hailed as Leader for New Climate Plan

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 (IPS) - Environmental groups are praising China following the formal submission of Beijing's highly-anticipated climate change strategy to the United Nations Tuesday.

U.N. Chief Seeks Equity in Climate Change Agreement in Paris

Monday, June 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - When the 193-member General Assembly hosted a high level meeting on climate change Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that any proposed agreement at an upcoming international conference in Paris in December must uphold the principle of equity.

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama's Emissions Cuts

Monday, June 29, 2015

NEW YORK, Jun 29 (IPS) - In a setback to the Barack Obama administration's clean energy plans just five months ahead of a critical climate change summit in Paris this December, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked an initiative to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants.

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