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New Palestinian World Heritage Site Under Threat of Defacement

Sunday, July 13, 2014

BATTIR, West Bank, Jul 13 (IPS) - The Palestinian village of Battir, just six kilometres southwest of Jerusalem and a similar distance from Bethlehem, is the latest to be trapped in the gap between international recognition and Israel's policies in the West Bank.

Mechanical Pumps Turning Oases into Mirages

Saturday, July 12, 2014

BAHARIYA OASIS, Egypt, Jul 12 (IPS) - Using a hoe, farmer Atef Sayyid removes an earthen plug in an irrigation stream, allowing water to spill onto the parcel of land where he grows dates, olives and almonds.

Scepticism as “Green Goods” Trade Talks Begin

Friday, July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 11 (IPS) - Formal negotiations began this week around the increasingly significant global trade in "environmental goods", those technologies seen as environmentally beneficial, including in combating climate change.

El Niño Triggers Drought, Food Crisis in Nicaragua

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MANAGUA, Jul 10 (IPS) - The spectre of famine is haunting Nicaragua. The second poorest country in Latin America, and one of the 10 most vulnerable to climate change in the world, is facing a meteorological phenomenon that threatens its food security.

Shea Harvesting Good for Income, Bad for the Environment in Ghana

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TAMALE, Ghana, Jul 10 (IPS) - The shea tree, a traditional African food plant, represents a major source of income for women in Ghana's Northern, Upper West and Upper East regions, but they are helping to destroy the very resource that gives them money by cutting it down to produce charcoal.

New Data Sends Wake-Up Call on Caribbean Reefs

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jul 09 (IPS) - Marine environmentalist Eli Fuller, who for the past two decades has been exploring the coastline of Antigua and Barbuda, warns that while there has been "dramatic changes" to coral reefs since he was a little boy, "it's getting worse and worse."

U.S. Overseas Coal Financing May Be Restarting

Monday, July 07, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 07 (IPS) - Landmark new policies that have sharply curtailed U.S. financing for international coal projects may be rolled back, the result of a sudden, polarised fight over a little-known government agency here.

India's Unholy Mess

Monday, July 07, 2014

NEW DELHI, Jul 07 (IPS) - One of the first things that Narendra Damodardas Modi did after being anointed as the Indian prime minister on May 26 was to set up an exclusive ministry (Ganga Rejuvenation) under Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to clean up the country's national river, the Ganges.

At the Crucial Nexus of Water and Energy

Monday, July 07, 2014

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 07 (IPS) - Global institutions are still in the learning phase when it comes to successfully managing water and energy in an integrated manner as part of the quest for sustainable development.

Floods Displace Lives and Dreams in Paraguay

Thursday, July 03, 2014

ASUNCIÓN, Jul 03 (IPS) - The worst floods in the history of Paraguay have forced 300,000 people to flee their homes. Asunción, the most affected area, and other urban and rural areas were flooded by the rain-swollen Paraguay and Paraná rivers, foreshadowing what might happen when the El Niño phenomenon kicks in.

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