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The Environment: Latin America’s Battleground for Human Rights

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NEW YORK, Jun 22 (IPS) - 2015 was the deadliest year on record for the killings of environmental activists around the world, according to a new Global Witness report.

Building Africa's Energy Grid Can Be Green, Smart and Affordable

Thursday, June 16, 2016

PEMBA, Zambia, Jun 16 (IPS) - It's just after two p.m. on a sunny Saturday and 51-year-old Moses Kasoka is seated outside the grass-thatched hut which serves both as his kitchen and bedroom.

Western Nations, Blaming Cash Crunch, Pull out of UNIDO

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 (IPS) - The 134-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing countries, has expressed serious concern over the "unprecedented" withdrawal of nine member states from the Vienna-based UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Uruguay Seeks Future as Oil Producer in Ultra-Deep Waters

Thursday, June 09, 2016

MONTEVIDEO, Jun 09 (IPS) - Uruguay is just weeks away from finding out if it will have a chance to stop being totally reliant on oil imports at some point in the future, when the first offshore exploration well in national waters – which set a new world record in terms of water depth - is completed.

New Protocol Aims to Cut Trillion-Dollar Food Waste Bill

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Jun 08 (IPS) - Four years ago, 27-year-old Tsering Dorji of western Bhutan's Satsam village took to organic vegetable farming. Since then, thanks to composted manure and organic pesticide, the soil health of his farm has improved, and the yield has increased manifold.

Mega Dams Remain Controversial Source of Energy

Monday, June 06, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - Although mega dams can have devastating impacts on ecosystems and indigenous communities, many of the world's poorest countries still see them as a way to fill gaping holes in their energy supplies.

Achieving Universal Access to Energy; Africa Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Monday, May 30, 2016

LUSAKA, May 30 (IPS) - "It is unacceptable that 138 years after Thomas Edison developed the light bulb, hundreds of millions of people cannot have access to electricity to simply light up the bulb in Africa," says Africa Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, mourning the gloomy statistics showing that over 645 million people in Africa lack access to electricity, while over 700 million are without clean energy for cooking.

Economic Interests Harming Global Health: WHO Chief

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - Putting economic interests over public health is leading the world towards three slow-motion health disasters, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization's warned the world's health ministers on Monday.

Natural Capital Investment Key to Africa’s Development

Monday, May 23, 2016

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 23 (IPS) - Plugging Africa's funding gaps to accelerate social and economic development requires a fresh approach to using its natural capital, environment experts said on Monday.

Kenya's Young Inventors Shake Up Old Technology

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NAIROBI, May 18 (IPS) - Emma Masibo and Lucy Bwire have many things in common.

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