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  1. Cooking to Fight Climate Change

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 (IPS) - What you eat doesn't only affect your own health – it also affects our planet's health. From deciding which food to buy, to how you store and prepare it, you are making decisions that have profound effect on your personal health, as well as the health of your environment.

  2. Congo’s Wake Up Call

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    GOMA, DR Congo, Oct 26 (IPS) - Late last week, the humanitarian community activated a Level 3 emergency for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This trigger in the global humanitarian system is seldom used, and only after serious deliberation by the top echelons of the UN system.

  3. Pollution or How the ‘Take-Make-Dispose’ Economic Model Does Kill

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    ROME, Oct 26 (IPS) - The prevailing "Take-Make-Dispose" linear economic model consisting of voracious depletion of natural resources in both production and consumption patterns has proved to be one of the world's main killers due to the huge pollution it causes for air, land and soil, marine and freshwater.

  4. Time Running Out for Somaliland’s Crumbling and Neglected Treasures

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    BERBERA, Oct 26 (IPS) - The name alone—Berbera—ripples with exotic resonance, conjuring images of tropical quays, swarthy traders and fiery sunsets imbued with smells of spices, incense and palm oil.

  5. Open or Closed Borders, or Something in Between?

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 25 (IPS) - Recent elections around the world have clearly shown growing public support for candidates and political parties advocating the deportation of migrants and stricter restrictions on immigration, including halting it altogether. At the same time, opposition,challenges and resistance to deportations and immigration restrictions have become more widespread, visible and vocal.

  6. Latin America Heads to Climate Summit with Uneven Progress

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 25 (IPS) - Difficult to measure and unequal in their scope are the advances that the countries of Latin America will have to show, regarding their voluntary commitments to greenhouse gas emissions, during the climate summit to be hosted by Bonn, Germany in November.

  7. Why 1997 Asian Crisis Lessons Lost

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 (IPS) - Various different, and sometimes contradictory lessons have been drawn from the 1997-1998 East Asian crises. Rapid or V-shaped recoveries and renewed growth in most developing countries in the new century also served to postpone the urgency of far-reaching reforms. The crises' complex ideological, political and policy implications have also made it difficult to draw lessons from the crises.

  8. Rules and Regulations. We Need them to Protect Minimum Standards in Education

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  9. Innovation for Climate-Smart Agriculture Key to Ending Hunger in Kenya

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 (IPS) - Some parts of Kenya are reeling from the effects of probably the worst drought in the last 20 years. With nearly 3.4 million people food insecure, Kenya's food security prognosis looks gloomy, with climate change and natural resource depletion set to pose even greater risks in the long term.

  10. Cycles of Wealth in Brazil’s Amazon: Gold, Lumber, Cattle and Now, Energy

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    PARANAITA, Brazil, Oct 21 (IPS) - The burning down of the local forest, on Jun. 29, 1979, was the first step towards the creation of the city of Paranaita, in a municipality that is now trying to shed its reputation as a major deforester of Brazil's Amazon rainforest and has named itself "the energy capital."

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