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Plunging Oil Prices Won’t Kill Vaca Muerta

Friday, April 10, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Apr 10 (IPS) - Despite the precipitous fall in global oil prices, Argentina has continued to follow its strategy of producing unconventional shale oil, although in the short term there could be problems attracting the foreign investment needed to exploit the Vaca Muerta shale deposit.

In Belize, Climate Change Drives Coastal Management

Thursday, April 09, 2015

BELIZE CITY, Apr 09 (IPS) - A five-year project launched here in Belize City in March seeks to cement a shift in view of climate change and its impact on Belize's national development.

'Cli-fi' to Heat Up Literature Course in India

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

TAIPEI, Apr 08 (IPS) - University lecture halls in North America are no strangers to the ''cli-fi" genre of climate-themed novels and movies, but now India is getting into the act as well, thanks to the pioneering work of Professor T. Ravichandran of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) in Uttar Pradesh.

Development Aid Flows to Poorest Countries Still Falling

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

ROME, Apr 08 (IPS) - Development aid flows were stable in 2014, after hitting an all-time high in 2013, but aid to the poorest countries continued to fall, according to new figures released on Apr. 8 by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

'Food Safety Policies Are Globally Necessary' Says World Health Organisation

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 08 (IPS) - To celebrate World Health Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on governments around the world and all sectors involved in the food business to introduce food safety policies into their political agendas.

Deforestation in the Amazon Aggravates Brazil’s Energy Crisis

Friday, April 03, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 03 (IPS) - In Brazil water and electricity go together, and two years of scant rainfall have left tens of millions of people on the verge of water and power rationing, boosting arguments for the need to fight deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

Global Civil Society to the Rescue of the Amazon

Thursday, April 02, 2015

ROME, Apr 02 (IPS) - A global civil society petition to save the Amazon is circulating on the internet and its promoters say that once one million signatures have been collected indigenous leaders will deliver it directly to the governments of Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

Millions of Dollars for Climate Financing but Barely One Cent for Women

Thursday, April 02, 2015

BALI, Indonesia, Apr 02 (IPS) - The statistics tell the story: in some parts of the world, four times as many women as men die during floods; in some instance women are 14 times more likely to die during natural disasters than men.

Curbing Tobacco Use – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Thursday, April 02, 2015

ABU DHABI, Apr 02 (IPS) - The numbers are in, and there's not much to celebrate: every year, about six million people die as a result of tobacco use, including 600,000 who succumb to the effects of second-hand smoke.

Opinion: World Leaders Lack Ambition to Tackle Climate Crisis

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

BRUSSELS/MAPUTO, Apr 01 (IPS) - World governments expect to agree to a new global treaty to combat climate change in Paris in December. As the catastrophic impacts of climate change become more evident, so too escalates the urgency to act.

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