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  1. South African Lawsuit Could Bring Sweeping Changes to Land and Mining Rights

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    PRETORIA, Jun 05 (IPS) - South Africans await judgement to be handed down in a court case that could set a sweeping precedent by empowering communities on communal land with the right to reject new mining projects.

  2. ‘Don’t Try to Be a Superwoman’: An Interview With Michelle Bachelet

    Monday, June 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 04 (IPS) - Dulcie Leimbach, PassBlue* Michelle Bachelet ended her second term as president of Chile on March 11, 2018. Her first term, from 2006 to 2010, was marked by an ambitious social and economic agenda advancing women's rights and better health care. Her cabinet of ministers, for example, was composed of an equal number of men and women, as she vowed to do during her campaign.

  3. The Politics of Groundwater

    Monday, June 04, 2018

    Jun 04 (IPS) - In order to make access to water adequate and equitable, we must shift our focus from water sources to water resources. Both science, and community participation and cooperation, are key to addressing our water woes.A growing demand for water implies the need for an improved understanding of our resources, and the ability to manage that demand in an equitable and sustainable way.

  4. Plastic Tsunamis Threaten Coast in Latin America

    Sunday, June 03, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 03 (IPS) - This article is part of special IPS coverage for World Environment Day, on June 5, whose theme this year is "Beat Plastic Pollution".Although Latin America produces just five percent of the world's plastic, it imports billions of tons annually for the use of all kinds of products, some of which end up in the sea as garbage.

  5. Why Milk, Meat & Eggs Can Make a Big Difference to World’s Most Nutritionally Vulnerable People

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 01 (IPS) - Silvia Alonso is a scientist-epidemiologist at the International Livestock Research InstituteAs the world becomes increasingly aware of the growing demands being made of our planet, more and more of us are making lifestyle choices to reduce our negative environmental impact and carbon footprint.

  6. World Environment Day Highlights Deadly Cost of Plastic

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    ROME, May 31 (IPS) - On June 5th, World Environment Day will be hosted in India under the banner of "Beat Plastic Pollution," aiming to raise awareness and civic engagement alongside creating a global movement to reduce the amount of plastic in the environment.

  7. Latin America Begins to Discover Electric Mobility

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, May 31 (IPS) - With 80 percent of the population living in urban areas and a vehicle fleet that is growing at the fastest rate in the world, Latin America has the conditions to begin the transition to electric mobility - but public policies are not, at least for now, up to the task.

  8. In Mexico They Want to Put Tortillas on the Table Again

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, May 30 (IPS) - Agronomist Irene Salvador decided to learn the process of making corn tortillas in order to preserve and promote this traditional staple food in the Mexican diet, which has lost its presence and nutritional quality.

  9. Are You Paying Enough for Your Food?

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    NEW ORLEANS, United States, May 29 (IPS) - Danielle Nierenberg is Founder and President of Food Tank. Emily Payne is a food and agriculture writer based in New YorkMany factors contribute to the cost of a tomato. For example, what inputs were used (water, soil, fertilizer, pesticides, as well as machinery and/or labor) to grow it? What kind of energy and materials were used to process and package it? Or how much did transportation cost to get it to the shelf?

  10. Harnessing the Blue Economy Must Consider Social Inclusion and Responsible Stewardship

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 (IPS) - Amb. Macharia Kamau is the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya. Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya. In April 2018, Commonwealth leaders met in a retreat at a royal residence in the English county of Berkshire and agreed on strategies to deepen trade in their 53-member organisation, improve security, tackle climate change, and work togetherfor the betterment of the lives of the people of the Commonwealth.

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