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Antiguan Shanty Dwellers Ask if Poverty Will Be the Death of Them

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREEN BAY, Antigua, Jan 28 (IPS) - It was early on a Saturday morning and there was no sign of life in the community. The shacks erected on both sides of the old, narrow road that winds through the area are all surrounded by zinc sheets which rise so high, it's impossible to see what lies on the other side.

U.S.-India Partnership a Step Forward for Low-Carbon Growth

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (IPS) - India garnered international attention this week for its climate action.

Developing Nations Write Hopeful New Chapters in a Toxic Legacy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan 27 (IPS) - The village of Dong Mai in Vietnam's agricultural heartland had a serious problem.

Africa’s Rural Women Must Count in Water Management

Monday, January 26, 2015

NAIROBI, Jan 26 (IPS) - More women's voices are being heard at international platforms to address the post-2015 water agenda, as witnessed at the recently concluded international U.N International Water Conference held from Jan. 15 to 17 in Zaragoza, Spain.

Renewables Can Benefit Water, Energy and Food Nexus

Monday, January 26, 2015

ABU DHABI, Jan 26 (IPS) - With global energy needs projected to increase by 35 percent by 2035, a new report says meeting this demand could increase water withdrawals in the energy sector unless more cost effective renewable energy sources are deployed in power, water and food production.

Aboriginal Businesses Stimulate Positive Change in Australia

Monday, January 26, 2015

MOSSMAN, Queensland, Australia, Jan 26 (IPS) - Roy Roger Gibson, an indigenous Kuku Yalanji elder, would watch thousands of tourists and vehicles trampling his pristine land while working on the sugarcane fields in Far North Queensland. His people were suffering and their culture was being eroded. The native wildlife was disappearing. He dreamt of turning this around.

After Nine Years of Foot-Dragging, U.N. Ready for Talks on High Seas Treaty

Sunday, January 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 25 (IPS) - After four days of intense negotiations - preceded by nine years of dilly-dallying - the United Nations has agreed to convene an intergovernmental conference aimed at drafting a legally binding treaty to conserve marine life and govern the mostly lawless high seas beyond national jurisdiction.

Three Minutes Away from Doomsday

Friday, January 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Unchecked climate change and the nuclear arms race have propelled the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock forward two minutes closer to midnight, from its 2012 placement of five minutes to midnight.

A “Rosetta Stone” for Conducting Biodiversity Assessments

Thursday, January 22, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 (IPS) - This month saw an important milestone reached by the U.N.'s young Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): Publication of its first public product.

The Bahamas' New Motto: 'Sand, Surf and Solar'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ABU DHABI, Jan 21 (IPS) - When it comes to tourism in the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), The Bahamas -- 700 islands sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean starting just 50 miles off Florida -- is a heavyweight.

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