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Nepali Children in Dire Need of Mental Health Services

Friday, February 13, 2015

SURKHET, Nepal, Feb 13 (IPS) - On the night of Aug. 14, 2014, 10-year-old Hari Karki woke up to his grandfather's loud yelling in the family's home in Paagma, a small village in east Nepal.

Warming, Wildfires and Worries

Thursday, February 12, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12 (IPS) - World leaders from government, finance, business, science and civil society are attempting to negotiate a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change at the upcoming 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference being convened in Paris in December.

Women Pick Up the Slack as Fishing Declines on India’s Southern Coasts

Thursday, February 12, 2015

NAGAPATTINAM, India, Feb 12 (IPS) - Geeta Selvaraj and a few other women take turns to prepare meals with just one large gas cooker in a tiny shop.

Money Pipeline Flowing Between U.S. Congress and Big Oil

Thursday, February 12, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (IPS) - With battle lines sharpening over the stalled Keystone XL pipeline, a new analysis details the intense industry lobbying of both houses of the U.S. Congress since 2013 – to the tune of 58.8 million dollars by five refinery companies alone.

U.N. Touts 2015 as Milestone Year for World Body

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - The United Nations, in a sustained political hype, is touting 2015 as a likely breakthrough year for several key issues on its agenda - primarily development financing, climate change, sustainable development, disaster risk-reduction and nuclear non-proliferation.

In the Shadow of Displacement, Forest Tribes Look to Sustainable Farming

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CHINTOOR, India, Feb 10 (IPS) - Laxman, a 10-year-old Koya tribal boy, looks admiringly at a fenced-in vegetable patch behind his home in southern India's Andhra Pradesh state. Velvety-green and laden with vegetables, the half-acre patch is where Laxman's family gets their daily quota of nutritious food.

OPINION: People Power, the Solution to Climate Inaction

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BRISBANE, Feb 10 (IPS) - Nothing is more important to farmers like me than the weather. It affects the growth and quality of our crops and livestock, and has a major impact on global food supply.

Local Pollutants Compound Threats to Coral Reefs

Friday, February 06, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 06 (IPS) - A recent study suggests that one of the multiple threats to coral reefs contains both the problem and solution.

The Soul of Buenos Aires Is Turning Grey

Thursday, February 05, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 05 (IPS) - If cities have souls, the Argentine capital's is turning more and more grey. Real estate speculation, the fencing in and paving of parks, and the installation of private bars and restaurants in public squares have changed the face of the city. Green spaces with carefully tended flower beds? Today they're found mainly in the nostalgia brought on by a classic tango song.

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