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Social Forum Calls for Fight Against Corruption, to Defend the Amazon

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

May 03 (IPS) - Corruption has penetrated the Amazon rainforest like an illness that infects everything, said Ruben Siqueira, coordinator of the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), during the VIII Panamazonic Social Forum (FOSPA), which brought together in the Peruvian Amazon jungle representatives of civil society from eight Amazon basin countries.

The Very Survival of Africa’s Indigenous Peoples ‘Seriously Threatened’

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

ROME, May 03 (IPS) - The cultures and very survival of indigenous peoples in Africa are seriously threatened. They are ignored, neglected and fall victims of land grabbing and land dispossession caused by extractive industries, agribusiness and other forms of business operations.

Caribbean Rolls Out Plans to Reduce Climate Change Hazards

Sunday, April 30, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 30 (IPS) - Climate change remains inextricably linked to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR). And according to the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Robert Glasser, the reduction of greenhouse gases is "the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment".

Caribbean Scientists Work to Limit Climate Impact on Marine Environment

Friday, April 28, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 28 (IPS) - Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they've been designing systems and strategies to reduce the impacts on the industry.

Marching for a Green and Just Future

Friday, April 28, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 28 (IPS) - People around the world will be banding together to fight one of the world's most pressing problems: climate change.

Kenya Is Doing Its Part to Battle Drought, We Must Too

Friday, April 28, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 (IPS) - After three years of drought and failed harvests, Kenya is in the grip of a national crisis.

All eyes are on neighbouring Somalia and South Sudan – where the needs are indeed greater and more acute – but we must not forget the nearly 3 million Kenyans whose lives have been blighted by these extreme conditions.

Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment

Thursday, April 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment.

New Generation Rallies to Climate Cause in Trinidad

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PORT OF SPAIN, Apr 26 (IPS) - As two environmental activist groups in Trinidad and Tobago powered by young volunteers prepare to ramp up their climate change and sustainability activism, they are also contemplating their own sustainability and how they can become viable over the long-term.

No Trace of the Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PUNTA GORDA/BRITO, Nicaragua, Apr 25 (IPS) - Less than three years from the projected completion in Nicaragua of a canal running from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, there is no trace of progress on the mega-project.

Trump’s First 100 Days: a Serious Cause for Concern

Monday, April 24, 2017

PENANG, Apr 24 (IPS) - This week, Donald Trump will mark his first hundred days as US President.  It's time to assess his impact on the world, especially the developing countries.

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