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El Niño Triggers Drought, Food Crisis in Nicaragua

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MANAGUA, Jul 10 (IPS) - The spectre of famine is haunting Nicaragua. The second poorest country in Latin America, and one of the 10 most vulnerable to climate change in the world, is facing a meteorological phenomenon that threatens its food security.

Shea Harvesting Good for Income, Bad for the Environment in Ghana

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TAMALE, Ghana, Jul 10 (IPS) - The shea tree, a traditional African food plant, represents a major source of income for women in Ghana's Northern, Upper West and Upper East regions, but they are helping to destroy the very resource that gives them money by cutting it down to produce charcoal.

New Data Sends Wake-Up Call on Caribbean Reefs

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jul 09 (IPS) - Marine environmentalist Eli Fuller, who for the past two decades has been exploring the coastline of Antigua and Barbuda, warns that while there has been "dramatic changes" to coral reefs since he was a little boy, "it's getting worse and worse."

World's Poorest Nations Seek Presence in Post-2015 Agenda

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 08 (IPS) - The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world's poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.'s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion.

U.S. Overseas Coal Financing May Be Restarting

Monday, July 07, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 07 (IPS) - Landmark new policies that have sharply curtailed U.S. financing for international coal projects may be rolled back, the result of a sudden, polarised fight over a little-known government agency here.

India's Unholy Mess

Monday, July 07, 2014

NEW DELHI, Jul 07 (IPS) - One of the first things that Narendra Damodardas Modi did after being anointed as the Indian prime minister on May 26 was to set up an exclusive ministry (Ganga Rejuvenation) under Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to clean up the country's national river, the Ganges.

At the Crucial Nexus of Water and Energy

Monday, July 07, 2014

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 07 (IPS) - Global institutions are still in the learning phase when it comes to successfully managing water and energy in an integrated manner as part of the quest for sustainable development.

Floods Displace Lives and Dreams in Paraguay

Thursday, July 03, 2014

ASUNCIÓN, Jul 03 (IPS) - The worst floods in the history of Paraguay have forced 300,000 people to flee their homes. Asunción, the most affected area, and other urban and rural areas were flooded by the rain-swollen Paraguay and Paraná rivers, foreshadowing what might happen when the El Niño phenomenon kicks in.

For the Caribbean, a United Front Is Key to Weathering Climate Change

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Jul 02 (IPS) - As the costs of climate change continue to mount, officials with the Commonwealth grouping say it is vital that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) stick together on issues such as per capita income classification.

Costa Rica Enforces Green Justice

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica, Jul 02 (IPS) - Biologist Juan Sánchez drives the leader of two off-road vehicles along a dirt road in southeastern Costa Rica. Officials and experts are on their way to inspect a homestead whose owner has destroyed part of a mangrove swamp.

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