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A Game-Changing Week on Climate Change

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (IPS) - - In recent days, two major developments have injected new life into international action on climate change.

Will New Climate Treaty Be a Thriller, or Shaggy Dog Story?

Monday, November 17, 2014

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Nov 17 (IPS) - This December, 195 nations plus the European Union will meet in Lima for two weeks for the crucial U.N. Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, known as COP 20. The hope in Lima is to produce the first complete draft of a new global climate agreement.

OPINION: Now Is the Time to Tackle Malnutrition and Its Massive Human Costs

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ROME/GENEVA, Nov 13 (IPS) - The scourge of malnutrition affects the most vulnerable in society, and it hurts most in the earliest stages of life. Today, more than 800 million people are chronically hungry, about 11 percent of the global population.

How a Small Tribe Turned Tragedy into Opportunity

Thursday, November 13, 2014

PICHAVARAM, India, Nov 13 (IPS) - When the Asian tsunami washed over several Indian Ocean Rim countries on Boxing Day 2004, it left a trail of destruction in its wake, including a death toll that touched 230,000.

Legal Vacuum Fuels Conflicts Over Water in El Salvador

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TACUBA, El Salvador, Nov 13 (IPS) - Rural communities and social organisations in El Salvador agree that the lack of specific laws is one of the main hurdles to resolving disputes over water in the country.

Fishing for Peace in Korea

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (IPS) - Environmental problems, by their nature, don't respect borders. Air and sea pollution often affect countries that had nothing to do with their production. Many extreme weather events, like typhoons, strike more than one country. Climate change affects everyone.

A Fair Climate Treaty or None at All, Jamaica Warns

Monday, November 10, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 10 (IPS) - As the clock counts down to the last major climate change meeting of the year, before countries must agree on a definitive new treaty in 2015, a senior United Nations official says members of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) "need to be innovative and think outside the box" if they hope to make progress on key issues.

Responding to Climate Change from the Grassroots Up

Friday, November 07, 2014

GUNTHORPES, Antigua, Nov 07 (IPS) - As concern mounts over food security, two community groups are on a drive to mobilise average people across Antigua and Barbuda to mitigate and adapt in the wake of global climate change, which is affecting local weather patterns and by extension, agricultural production.

Inside Pakistan's Untapped Fishing Industry

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

KARACHI, Nov 04 (IPS) - If you want to know what ‘sea traffic' looks like, just go down to the Karachi Harbour. Built in 1959, the dockyard houses close to 2,000 big and small boats anchored in the grey sludge at the edge of Pakistan's southern port city, which opens into the Arabian Sea.

Using Phytotechnology to Remedy Damage Caused by Mining

Monday, November 03, 2014

SANTIAGO, Nov 03 (IPS) - Combating the negative effects of its own production processes is one of the challenges facing the mining industry, one of the pillars of the Chilean economy.

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