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The Blue Amazon, Brazil’s New Natural Resources Frontier

Saturday, May 02, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 02 (IPS) - The Atlantic ocean is Brazil's last frontier to the east. But the full extent of its biodiversity is still unknown, and scientific research and conservation measures are lagging compared to the pace of exploitation of resources such as oil.

Opinion: Don’t Sell Sweden’s Vattenfall, Keep Coal in the Ground

Thursday, April 30, 2015

STOCKHOLM, Apr 30 (IPS) - The Swedish government is in the process of pondering an important decision -- whether to sell the vast lignite reserves of the state-owned Vattenfall energy giant or ensure that they stay in the ground. The decision will define Sweden's commitment to tackling climate change.

Caribbean Stakes Out “Red Line Issues” for Paris Climate Talks

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 28 (IPS) - When the international climate change talks ended in Peru last December, the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), a political and economic union comprising small, developing, climate-vulnerable islands and low-lying nations, left with "the bare minimum necessary to continue the process to address climate change".

European Biofuel Bubble Bursts

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BRUSSELS, Apr 28 (IPS) - Ten years of debate in the European Union over the detrimental effects of the demand for biofuels for transport on food prices, hunger, forest destruction, land consumption and climate change have come to an end.

Cash-Strapped Latin American Countries Turn to China for Credit

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 28 (IPS) - Angolans are generally grateful for China's participation in the reconstruction of their central African country, in spite of the fact that some of the roads and buildings built by Chinese firms are of poor quality, and mainly Chinese labourers have been hired rather than local workers.

New Anti-Terrorism Law Batters Cameroonians Seeking Secession

Sunday, April 26, 2015

YAOUNDE, Apr 26 (IPS) - Cameroon's government under President Paul Biya is bearing down on a separatist movement fighting for the rights of a minority English-language region, using as its weapon a sweeping new anti-terrorism law introduced at the end of last year.

Riches in World’s Oceans Estimated at Staggering 24 Trillion Dollars

Thursday, April 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 23 (IPS) - The untapped riches in the world's oceans are estimated at nearly 24 trillion dollars – the size of the world's leading economies, according to a new report released Thursday by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Opinion: Has the World Reached Peak Plutocracy?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NAIROBI, Apr 23 (IPS) - Parents in despair because they can't pay the fees at the privatised neighbourhood school…

Shift to Renewables Seems a Forgone Conclusion, But Is It Fast Enough?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 21 (IPS) - Climate change may be one of the most divisive issues in the U.S. Congress today, but despite the staunch denialism of Republicans, experts say the global transition from fossil fuels to renewables is already well underway.

The U.N. at 70: A View from Outer Space

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 21 (IPS) - When the founding fathers of the United Nations met in San Francisco 70 years ago, an American banker named Beardsley Ruml made a remark:

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