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Kenya’s Pastoralists Show their Green Thumbs

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

ISIOLO COUNTY, Kenya, Apr 09 (IPS) - For more than a decade Dima Wario from Rupa, a village in Merti division, northern Kenya, escaped death and watched helplessly as many in his community died in a spate of fatal clashes over receding resources.

In Eastern Caribbean, Chronicle of a Disaster Foretold

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

MERO, Dominica, Apr 08 (IPS) - Christmas 2013 was the most "dreary and depressing" Don Corriette can remember in a very long time.

Mercury Still on the Loose in Latin America

Monday, April 07, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Apr 07 (IPS) - Latin America is not taking the new global agreement to limit mercury emissions seriously: the hazardous metal is still widely used and smuggled in artisanal gold mining and is released by the fossil fuel industry.

As Planet Warms, Clean Energy Investments Take a Dive

Monday, April 07, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 07 (IPS) - Policy uncertainty and plummeting solar prices led to a 14-percent decrease in investment in renewable energy in 2013, according to a report released Monday.

Going Green Without Sinking into the Red

Monday, April 07, 2014

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 07 (IPS) - Most Caribbean countries are famous for their sun, sand and warm sea breezes. Far fewer are known for their wide use of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy.

Hard-Hit CDM Carbon Market Seeks New Buyers

Sunday, April 06, 2014

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 06 (IPS) - Since they first emerged as a result of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, carbon offset markets have been a key part of international emissions reductions agreements, allowing rich countries in the North to invest in "emissions-saving projects" in the South while they continue to emit CO2.

Chile Graduates in Earthquake Preparedness

Saturday, April 05, 2014

SANTIAGO, Apr 05 (IPS) - Chile appears to have learned a few lessons from the 2010 earthquake and tsunami, and it successfully drew on them the night of Apr. 1, when another quake struck, this time in the extreme north of the country.

Brazilian Dams Accused of Aggravating Floods in Bolivia

Friday, April 04, 2014

LA PAZ, Apr 04 (IPS) - Unusually heavy rainfall, climate change, deforestation and two dams across the border in Brazil were cited by sources who spoke to IPS as the causes of the heaviest flooding in Bolivia's Amazon region since records have been kept.

OP-ED: 'Cli-Fi' May Be No Stranger Than Reality

Friday, April 04, 2014

TAIWAN, Apr 04 (IPS) - When we read novels or short fiction in any language, we read to understand the story. We read to learn something new, and hopefully to get some kind of emotional uplift through the words on the page and the skills of the storyteller.

U.N. Aims at Treaty to Protect Marine Biodiversity

Thursday, April 03, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 03 (IPS) - At a political level, when the United Nations speaks of a "high seas alliance", it is probably a coalition of countries battling modern piracy in the Indian Ocean.

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