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Two Indigenous Solar Engineers Changed Their Village in Chile

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

CASPANA, Chile, Sep 02 (IPS) - Liliana and Luisa Terán, two indigenous women from northern Chile who travelled to India for training in installing solar panels, have not only changed their own future but that of Caspana, their remote village nestled in a stunning valley in the Atacama desert.

Opinion: Women in the Face of Climate Change

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

BONN, Sep 02 (IPS) - After surviving the storm surge wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in November 2013, women in evacuation centres found themselves again fighting for survival … at times from rape. Many became victims of human trafficking while many more did anything they could to feed their families before themselves.

Who Will Pay the Price for Australia’s Climate Change Policies?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

SYDNEY, Sep 02 (IPS) - Rowan Foley has spent many years as a ranger and park manager, caring for Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park Aboriginal lands in the spiritual heart of Australia's Red Centre in the Northern Territory. He has been observing the effects of soaring temperatures and extreme weather events on his people, residing in some of the hottest regions of the country.

Latin American Scientists Call for More Human Climate Science

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Sep 02 (IPS) - With the effects of global warming becoming more and more visible and the complicated socio-economic decisions indispensable to address this planetary crisis, science needs a new breed of experts: social scientists who specialise in climate change.

Strong Words, But Little Action at Arctic Summit

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sep 01 (IPS) - After a one-day summit in the U.S. Arctic's biggest city, leaders from the world's northern countries acknowledged that climate change is seriously disrupting the Arctic ecosystem, yet left without committing themselves to serious action to fight the negative impacts of global warming.

Local Development, the Key to Legitimising Amazon Hydropower Dams

Monday, August 31, 2015

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Aug 31 (IPS) - In the case of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Brazil, the projects aimed at mitigating the social impacts have been delayed. But in other cases, infrastructure such as hospitals and water and sewage pipes could improve the image of the hydropower plants on Brazil's Amazon rainforest rivers, turning them into a factor of effective local development.

Activists Criticise Offshore Drilling as Obama Prepares for Arctic Summit

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug 30 (IPS) - A one-day summit taking place here on Aug. 31 hopes to bring Arctic nations together in support of climate action against a backdrop of criticism of offshore oil drilling in the region.

Water, Climate, Energy Intertwined with Fight Against Poverty in Central America

Thursday, August 27, 2015

MANAGUA, Aug 27 (IPS) - Central America's toolbox to pull 23 million people – almost half of the population – out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable power supply, and adaptation to climate change.

Opinion: How Will Wall Street Greet the Pope?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Aug 27 (IPS) - Millions in the New York City area are excited about Pope Francis' visit on Sep. 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly as worldwide consensus grows on the need to shift global investments from fossil fuels to clean, efficient, renewable energy in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) scheduled to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

Deliberate Targeting of Water Sources Worsens Misery for Millions of Syrians

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26 (IPS) - Imagine having to venture out into a conflict zone in search of water because rebel groups and government forces have targeted the pipelines. Imagine walking miles in the blazing summer heat, then waiting hours at a public tap to fill up your containers. Now imagine realizing the jugs are too heavy to carry back home.

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