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Agroecology Booming in Argentina

Saturday, December 24, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 24 (IPS) - Organic agriculture is rapidly expanding in Argentina, the leading agroecological producer in Latin America and second in the world after Australia, as part of a backlash against a model that has disappointed producers and is starting to worry consumers.

Beyond Standing Rock: Extraction Harms Indigenous Water Sources

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (IPS) - Since the decision by the U.S. army to suspend the Dakota Access pipeline on 4 December, many are still unsure of the controversial pipeline's future or its implications for other mega infrastructure projects affecting indigenous communities across North America.

Empowering Women to Coexist with Drought in Northeast Brazil

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CARAÚBAS, Brazil, Dec 20 (IPS) - "The vegetable garden changed my life," said Rita Alexandre da Silva, in the village of Primeiro do Maio where 65 families have obtained land to grow crops since 1999, in this municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in Northeast Brazil.

New Technologies, a Focus of Debate in Biodiversity Conference

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec 14 (IPS) - Synthetic biology, geoengineering and the recognition of ancestral knowledge are the issues that have generated the most heated debate in the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity, which ends in this Mexican resort city on Friday Dec. 17.

For South Asian Policy-Makers, Climate Migrants Still Invisible

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 (IPS) - Tasura Begum straightens up from picking a bushel of green chilis and looks at the mighty Padma River flowing by, wondering whose life it ruined today.

Developmentalism and Conservation Clash Out at Sea

Monday, December 12, 2016

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec 12 (IPS) - "We don't have access to marine areas, because most are protected areas or are in private hands. We indigenous people have been losing access to our territories, as this decision became a privilege of the state," complained Donald Rojas, a member of the Brunka indigenous community in Costa Rica.

Climate-Resistant Beans Could Save Millions

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

CALI, Colombia, Dec 06 (IPS) - A global food watchdog works around the clock to preserve crop biodiversity, with a seed bank deep in the Colombian countryside holding the largest collection of beans and cassava in the world and storing crops that could avert devastating problems.

Europe to Decide on Use of Mercury in Dentistry

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - Europe will soon decide the future of a common but controversial dental practice: mercury in tooth fillings.

Three major European institutions, namely the European Commission, Parliament and Council, are due to meet on 6 December to discuss regulations on mercury, particularly its use in dentistry.

Nicaraguan Women Push for Access to Land, Not Just on Paper

Monday, December 05, 2016

MANAGUA, Dec 05 (IPS) - A group of women farmers who organised to fight a centuries-old monopoly over land ownership by men are seeking plots of land to farm in order to contribute to the food security of their families and of the population at large.

Soil: Keeping Nutrients in Food and Carbon in the Ground

Monday, December 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 05 (IPS) - Healthy soil not only makes food more nutritious it also helps keep carbon out of the atmosphere by storing it underground.

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