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Papua New Guinea’s Unemployed Youth Say the Future They Want Begins With Them

Monday, July 20, 2015

MADANG, Papua New Guinea, Jul 20 (IPS) - Zibie Wari, a former teacher and founder of the Tropical Gems grassroots youth group in the town of Madang on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, has seen the hopes of many young people for a decent future quashed by the impacts of corruption and unfulfilled promises of development.

Big Oil Privately Accepted Global Warming, but Publicly Battled Climate Science

Friday, July 17, 2015

SAN JOSE, Jul 17 (IPS) - For decades, executives and decision makers at major U.S. and European fossil fuel companies were aware that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused global warming, but still provided millions in funding to boost disinformation campaigns and sponsor scientists who denied climate change.

2014 Another Record-Shattering Year for Climate

Friday, July 17, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 17 (IPS) - A new report by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate has found that 2014 was the warmest year ever recorded, with Eastern North America the only major region in the world to experience below-average annual temperatures.

Indigenous People in Brazil’s Amazon – Crushed by the Belo Monte Dam?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 16 (IPS) - Ethnocide, the new accusation leveled against the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, brings to light deeper underlying aspects of the conflicts and controversies unleashed by megaprojects in Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

Opinion: Unrestrained ‘Privatisation of Poverty-Reduction’ Puts Human Rights at Risk

Thursday, July 16, 2015

LONDON, Jul 16 (IPS) - Corporate lobbyists are unusual guests at development meetings, but when the United Nations held its Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa this week to decide who pays for its new "Sustainable Development Goals", some governments laid out the red carpet for the private sector.

U.N. Panel Lays Out Vision of 'Just Security'

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 (IPS) - Amid a range of new and old challenges, from climate change to gender equality and war crimes, a new report by the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance emphasises the need to reform the U.N. system.

Opinion: What Will It Take to Bring a Second Green Revolution to India?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LUDHIANA, India, Jul 15 (IPS) - Long-term agricultural growth in India is slowing down. The lands that saw remarkable increases in productivity in the 1970s and 80s, thanks to the technology rolled out as part of the first "Green Revolution", are not yielding the same results today.

Is Climate Change or ISIS the Greater Threat to Humankind?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 (IPS) - The world at large is apparently divided over what constitutes the biggest single threat to human kind: the devastation caused by climate change or the unbridled terror unleashed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? According to a new Pew Research Center survey designed to measure perceptions of international threats, climate change is viewed as the "top concern" by people around the world.

Latin America Has Uneven Record on Environmental Sustainability

Monday, July 13, 2015

SAN JOSE, Jul 13 (IPS) - Millions of Latin Americans have better access to clean water and decent housing than 25 years ago. But the region still faces serious environmental challenges, such as deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions - a legacy of the model of development followed in the 20th century.

Jamaica's Coral Gardens Give New Hope for Dying Reefs

Monday, July 13, 2015

KINGSTON, Jul 13 (IPS) - With time running out for Jamaica's coral reefs, local marine scientists are taking things into their own hands, rebuilding the island's reefs and coastal defences one tiny fragment at a time - a step authorities say is critical to the country's climate change and disaster mitigation plans.

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