Sunday, December 01, 2013
NEW YORK, Dic 01 (IPS) - Watching the colossal destruction of Typhoon Haiyan over the past month, Columbia University Professor Graciela Chichilnisky knows one thing for sure: climate change will likely result in more of these massive storms, threatening the very existence of humanity.
Friday, November 29, 2013
, Nov 29 (IPS) - The Arab world is widely perceived as blessed with an embarrassment of riches: an abundance of oil (Saudi Arabia), one of the world's highest per capita incomes (Qatar), and home to the world's tallest luxury building (United Arab Emirates).
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (IPS) - The United States is calling for greater cooperation in the Arctic, even as it warns that it will defend its sovereignty in the face of strengthening international interest in newly opening shipping lanes and natural resource extraction opportunities as the region's ice disappears.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
WARSAW, Nov 24 (IPS) - The U.N. climate talks in Warsaw ended in dramatic fashion Saturday evening in what looked like a schoolyard fight with a mob of dark-suited supporters packed around the weary combatants, Todd Stern of the United States and Sai Navoti of Fiji representing G77 nations.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (IPS) - Eight major multinational consumer products companies have come together to investigate whether it is possible to produce a sustainable form of "bioplastic", made from plants rather than petroleum products.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
PORT OF SPAIN, Nov 21 (IPS) - The demonstration took place on land and sea simultaneously. In the end, police had arrested three people, including Gary Aboud, president of the Trinidadian NGO Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS), but protesters were undaunted. They would be back.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
WARSAW, Nov 20 (IPS) - Diann Black-Layne grew up in a single parent home with nine siblings on the tiny Caribbean island of Antigua. Still, life was easygoing and enjoyable, she recalls. For her, it was paradise.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
, Nov 19 (IPS) - Burning of fossil fuels added a record 36 billion tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere in 2013, locking in even more heating of the planet.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (IPS) - The administration of President Barack Obama appears to have succeeded in preventing Congress from enacting new sanctions against Iran before the next round of nuclear-related talks between the U.S. and other great powers and Tehran scheduled for Geneva Nov. 20.
Friday, November 15, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (IPS) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed a crucial detail Thursday about last week's nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva that explains much more clearly than previous reports why the meeting broke up without agreement.
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