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For Disenfranchised Haitian Islanders, Tourism Signals a Paradise Lost

Friday, August 08, 2014

ILE À VACHE, Haiti, Aug 08 (IPS) - Calm waters lap the shore beneath stately coconut palms. Mango trees display their bounty alongside mangrove forests. Goats graze peacefully on hillsides.

The Deadly Occupation Attracting Kenya’s Youth

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

NAKURU COUNTY, Kenya, Aug 06 (IPS) - Allan Karanja, 22, is a sand harvester. His job is a complex and arduous one that involves him working in deep pits, equipped only with a shovel, crowbar and no protective gear, as he mines sand. It's also a deadly occupation.

Chile Taps Solar Thermal Energy with Latin America’s First Plant

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

SANTIAGO, Aug 05 (IPS) - With the first solar thermal power plant in Latin America, Chile hopes to begin to alleviate its energy crisis, which threatens to further drive up the high cost of electricity and to hinder the growth of investment, especially in the mining industry.

Bringing “Smart” Building Technology to Jamaica’s Shantytowns

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 05 (IPS) - Buildings are among the largest consumers of earth's natural resources. According to the Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative, they use about 40 percent of global energy and 25 percent of global water, while emitting about a third of greenhouse gas emissions.

Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?

Monday, August 04, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 04 (IPS) - The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be "It's complicated," according to Clionadh Raleigh.

Nicaragua Pins Hopes for Progress on Grand Canal

Friday, August 01, 2014

MANAGUA, Aug 01 (IPS) - Víctor Sánchez doesn't want gold or the comfortable future income he was promised.

He just wants to live the life he has always lived on his farm along the Banks of the Las Lajas river – but the river is slated to become part of the route followed by the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal.

World Bank Board Declines to Revise Controversial Draft Policies

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 31 (IPS) - A key committee of the World Bank's governing board Wednesday spurned appeals to revise a  draft policy statement that, according to nearly 100 civil-society groups, risks rolling back several decades of reforms designed to protect indigenous populations, the poor and sensitive ecosystems.

Gas and Sun Light the Way for Energy Industry in El Salvador

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, Jul 29 (IPS) - El Salvador is making steady progress towards diversifying its energy sources, with a plan to bolster the use of cleaner sources and achieve a substantial change in its energy mix by 2018.

Antigua Weighs High Cost of Fossil Fuels

Monday, July 28, 2014

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jul 28 (IPS) - Caught between its quest to grow the economy, create jobs and cut electricity costs, and the negative impacts associated with building an oil refinery, the Antigua and Barbuda government is looking to a mix of clean energy and fossil fuels to address its energy needs.

Drought and Misuse Behind Lebanon’s Water Scarcity

Monday, July 28, 2014

BEIRUT, Jul 28 (IPS) - In front of Osman Bin Affan Mosque, in a central but narrow street of Beirut, several tank trucks are being filled with large amounts of water. The mosque has its own well, which allows it to pump water directly from the aquifers that cross the Lebanese underground. Once filled, the trucks will start going through the city to supply hundreds of homes and shops.

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