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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.

Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique over Elephant, Rhino Poaching

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 02 (IPS) - Environmentalists are formally urging President Barack Obama to enact trade sanctions on Mozambique over the country's alleged chronic facilitation of elephant and rhinoceros poaching through broad swathes of southern Africa.

For the Caribbean, a United Front Is Key to Weathering Climate Change

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Jul 02 (IPS) - As the costs of climate change continue to mount, officials with the Commonwealth grouping say it is vital that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) stick together on issues such as per capita income classification.

Costa Rica Enforces Green Justice

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica, Jul 02 (IPS) - Biologist Juan Sánchez drives the leader of two off-road vehicles along a dirt road in southeastern Costa Rica. Officials and experts are on their way to inspect a homestead whose owner has destroyed part of a mangrove swamp.

Indonesia’s Presidential Hopefuls Face Up to Deforestation

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

JAKARTA, Jul 02 (IPS) - As the world's third-largest democracy heads to the polls next week to elect a new president, environmental activists remain sceptical of the candidates' commitment to tackle climate change.

Here Are the Real Victims of Pakistan’s War on the Taliban

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jul 01 (IPS) - Three days ago, Rameela Bibi was the mother of a month-old baby boy. He died in her arms on Jun. 28, of a chest infection that he contracted when the family fled their home in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency, where a full-scale military offensive against the Taliban has forced nearly half a million people to flee.

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