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Dumping Ban Urged for Australia's Iconic Reef

Thursday, August 21, 2014

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Aug 21 (IPS) - Increased effort is needed to protect Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, which is in serious decline and will likely deteriorate further in the future, according to a new report.

Churches at the Frontline of Climate Action

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LUSATIA, Germany, Aug 20 (IPS) - Johannes Kapelle has been playing the organ in the Protestant church of Proschim since he was 14. The 78-year-old is actively involved in his community, produces his own solar power and has raised three children with his wife on their farm in Proschim, a small village of 360 inhabitants in Lusatia, Germany.

Island States to Rally Donors at Samoa Meet

Monday, August 18, 2014

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Aug 18 (IPS) - Amid accelerating climate change and other challenges, a major international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month represents a key chance for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean to turn the tide.

What Do the World Bank and IMF Have to Do With the Ukraine Conflict?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

OAKLAND, United States, Aug 12 (IPS) - Mostly unreported as the Ukraine conflict captures headlines, international financing has played a significant role in the current conflict in Ukraine.

Chile’s Patagonia Seeks Small-Scale Energy Autonomy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

COYHAIQUE, Chile, Aug 12 (IPS) - The southern region of Aysén in Chile's Patagonian wilderness has the highest energy costs in the entire country. And the regional capital, Coyhaique, is the most polluted city in the nation, even though it has huge potential for hydroelectricity and wind power.

Swamped by Rising Seas, Small Islands Seek a Lifeline

Monday, August 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11 (IPS) - The world's 52 small island developing states (SIDS), some in danger of being wiped off the face of the earth because of sea-level rise triggered by climate change, will be the focus of an international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month.

OPINION: Happy Birthday “UNO-City” – UN’s Vienna Headquarters Marks 35th Anniversary

Friday, August 08, 2014

VIENNA, Aug 08 (IPS) - Austrians call it "UNO-City". The United Nations calls it the Vienna International Centre (VIC). Both names give a hint of the scale and scope of the U.N's headquarters in the Austrian capital, but not the full story.

Will Obama’s “New Africa” Deliver on Its Promises?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 07 (IPS) - As the three-day U.S- Africa Leaders Summit here drew to a close Wednesday, experts across the private, public and non-profit sectors continued to debate the opportunities and obstacles posed by the U.S' expanding business partnership with Africa.

Asia Looks to Innovation to Achieve Sustainability

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

SYDNEY, Aug 06 (IPS) - Innovation in the fields of renewable energy, food production, water conservation, education and health will be crucial for the developing economies of Asia to meet the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Chile Taps Solar Thermal Energy with Latin America’s First Plant

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

SANTIAGO, Aug 05 (IPS) - With the first solar thermal power plant in Latin America, Chile hopes to begin to alleviate its energy crisis, which threatens to further drive up the high cost of electricity and to hinder the growth of investment, especially in the mining industry.

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