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  1. Trinidad Pushes for Shift to Cleaner Fuel

    Sunday, March 26, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Mar 26 (IPS) - The Trinidad and Tobago government has invested about 74 million dollars in the first phase of a 295-million-dollar project to encourage more drivers to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), described by experts here as a preliminary step in the country's transition to using more sustainable forms of energy.

  2. A Carbon Law to Protect the Climate

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 24 (IPS) - The Carbon Law says human carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions must be reduced by half each decade starting in 2020. By following this "law" humanity can achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by mid-century to protect the global climate for current and future generations.

  3. Climate Breaks All Records: Hottest Year, Lowest Ice, Highest Sea Level

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    ROME, Mar 22 (IPS) - Climate has, once more, broken all records, with the year 2016 making history-highest-ever global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, unabated sea level rise and ocean heat. And what is even worse-- extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017.

  4. Don't Understand Clouds? But You Should!

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    ROME, Mar 22 (IPS) - Obviously, there are so many issues and phenomena that have been brought up by growing impact of climate change that one would likely not think about. Some of them, however, are essential and would be good to learn about. For instance, the fact that clouds play a "pivotal role" in weather forecasts and warnings.

  5. Asia's Water Politics Near the Boiling Point

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Mar 21 (IPS) - In Asia, it likely will not be straightforward water wars.

  6. Caribbean Stakes Future on Climate-Smart Agriculture

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 16 (IPS) - As Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to build on the momentum of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech in 2016, special emphasis is being placed on agriculture as outlined in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

  7. At 60, Ghana Looks to a Future Beyond Aid

    Thursday, March 09, 2017

    ACCRA, Mar 09 (IPS) - Ghana turned 60 years old this week. The West African country gained independence from Britain on Mar. 6, 1957, and remains a study in contradictions.

  8. Barefoot Solar Warriors Take On Gender Injustice and Climate Change

    Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    TILONIA, India, Mar 07 (IPS) - On a summer morning in 2008, Magan Kawar decided to leave her village for a job. The very next day, her parents-in-law excommunicated her.

  9. Guyana’s New Oil Fields Both Blessing and Curse

    Friday, March 03, 2017

    GEORGETOWN, Mar 03 (IPS) - The recent discovery of large volumes of oil offshore of Guyana could prove to be a major headache for the country, as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) members press for keeping global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels as provided for in the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

  10. Another Town in El Salvador Votes No to Mining

    Wednesday, March 01, 2017

    Cabañas, El Salvador, Mar 01 (IPS) - The citizens of Cinquera municipality in Cabañas delivered a resounding vote against mining, on Sunday February 26th, when 98 percent of residents voted in favour of becoming El Salvador's fifth "territory free of mining."

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