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Chile Graduates in Earthquake Preparedness

Saturday, April 05, 2014

SANTIAGO, Apr 05 (IPS) - Chile appears to have learned a few lessons from the 2010 earthquake and tsunami, and it successfully drew on them the night of Apr. 1, when another quake struck, this time in the extreme north of the country.

Brazilian Dams Accused of Aggravating Floods in Bolivia

Friday, April 04, 2014

LA PAZ, Apr 04 (IPS) - Unusually heavy rainfall, climate change, deforestation and two dams across the border in Brazil were cited by sources who spoke to IPS as the causes of the heaviest flooding in Bolivia's Amazon region since records have been kept.

OP-ED: 'Cli-Fi' May Be No Stranger Than Reality

Friday, April 04, 2014

TAIWAN, Apr 04 (IPS) - When we read novels or short fiction in any language, we read to understand the story. We read to learn something new, and hopefully to get some kind of emotional uplift through the words on the page and the skills of the storyteller.

U.N. Aims at Treaty to Protect Marine Biodiversity

Thursday, April 03, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 03 (IPS) - At a political level, when the United Nations speaks of a "high seas alliance", it is probably a coalition of countries battling modern piracy in the Indian Ocean.

Fracking, Seismic Activity Grow Hand in Hand in Mexico

Thursday, April 03, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Apr 03 (IPS) - Scientists warn that large-scale fracking for shale gas planned by Mexico's oil company Pemex will cause a surge in seismic activity in northern Mexico, an area already prone to quakes.

Rural Costa Rican Women Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

PITAL, Costa Rica, Apr 02 (IPS) - Olga Vargas, a breast cancer survivor, is back in the countryside, working in a forestry programme in the north of Costa Rica aimed at empowering women while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change.

For Guyana, Energy Plus Efficiency Equals Common Sense Development

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 01 (IPS) - Guyana is shaping up to set a gold standard for the Caribbean in implementing a national energy efficiency strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.

What Nepal Doesn’t Know About Water

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

KATHMANDU, Apr 01 (IPS) - Water is a critical resource in Nepal's economic development as agriculture, industry, household use and even power generation depends on it. The good news is the Himalayan nation has plenty of water. The bad news - water abundance is seasonal, related to the monsoon months from June to September.

Commonwealth Works to Raise Climate Resiliance on Global Agenda

Monday, March 31, 2014

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 31 (IPS) - As they fine-tune preparations for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Samoa and the United Nations post-2015 development framework meeting in September, Commonwealth states are focusing on getting the international community to pay more attention to the challenges they face.

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