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Major Companies Push for More, Easier Renewable Energy

Monday, July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 14 (IPS) - Some of the largest companies in the United States have banded together to call for a substantial increase in the production of renewable electricity, as well as for more simplicity in purchasing large blocs of green energy.

OPINION: The Caribbean: A Clean Energy Revolution on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Monday, July 14, 2014

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 14 (IPS) - Lefties Food Stall, a pint-sized eatery serving Barbados' signature flying-fish sandwiches, recently became the first snack shack on the Caribbean island to be fitted with a solar panel.

New Palestinian World Heritage Site Under Threat of Defacement

Sunday, July 13, 2014

BATTIR, West Bank, Jul 13 (IPS) - The Palestinian village of Battir, just six kilometres southwest of Jerusalem and a similar distance from Bethlehem, is the latest to be trapped in the gap between international recognition and Israel's policies in the West Bank.

Mechanical Pumps Turning Oases into Mirages

Saturday, July 12, 2014

BAHARIYA OASIS, Egypt, Jul 12 (IPS) - Using a hoe, farmer Atef Sayyid removes an earthen plug in an irrigation stream, allowing water to spill onto the parcel of land where he grows dates, olives and almonds.

Scepticism as “Green Goods” Trade Talks Begin

Friday, July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 11 (IPS) - Formal negotiations began this week around the increasingly significant global trade in "environmental goods", those technologies seen as environmentally beneficial, including in combating climate change.

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.

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