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U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 17 (IPS) - Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force European countries to import particularly dirty forms of oil.

U.N.'s New Development Goals Must Also Be Measurable for Rich

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 (IPS) - The United Nations is on the verge of releasing a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - perhaps 17 or more - to replace the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which will run out by the end of 2015.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

KAMPALA, Jul 15 (IPS) - Olga Mugisa, 11-years-old, takes to the microphone in front of her peers, the Ugandan flag proudly draped behind her and green plants framing the stage. She has an important message to share with her fellow students: "If you cut one, plant two."

OPINION: Why Asia-Europe Relations Matter in the 21st Century

Monday, July 14, 2014

BRUSSELS, Jul 14 (IPS) - Hopes are high that the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting – or ASEM summit – to be held in Milan on October 16-17 will confirm the credibility and relevance of Asia-Europe relations in the 21st century.

Mexican Farmers Oppose Expansion of Transgenic Crops

Monday, July 14, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Jul 14 (IPS) - Bean grower Manuel Alvarado is part of the majority of producers in Mexico who consider it unnecessary to introduce genetically modified varieties of beans, as the government is promoting.

Major Companies Push for More, Easier Renewable Energy

Monday, July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 14 (IPS) - Some of the largest companies in the United States have banded together to call for a substantial increase in the production of renewable electricity, as well as for more simplicity in purchasing large blocs of green energy.

OPINION: The Caribbean: A Clean Energy Revolution on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Monday, July 14, 2014

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 14 (IPS) - Lefties Food Stall, a pint-sized eatery serving Barbados' signature flying-fish sandwiches, recently became the first snack shack on the Caribbean island to be fitted with a solar panel.

New Palestinian World Heritage Site Under Threat of Defacement

Sunday, July 13, 2014

BATTIR, West Bank, Jul 13 (IPS) - The Palestinian village of Battir, just six kilometres southwest of Jerusalem and a similar distance from Bethlehem, is the latest to be trapped in the gap between international recognition and Israel's policies in the West Bank.

Mechanical Pumps Turning Oases into Mirages

Saturday, July 12, 2014

BAHARIYA OASIS, Egypt, Jul 12 (IPS) - Using a hoe, farmer Atef Sayyid removes an earthen plug in an irrigation stream, allowing water to spill onto the parcel of land where he grows dates, olives and almonds.

Scepticism as “Green Goods” Trade Talks Begin

Friday, July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 11 (IPS) - Formal negotiations began this week around the increasingly significant global trade in "environmental goods", those technologies seen as environmentally beneficial, including in combating climate change.

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