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Latin America at a Climate Crossroads

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 (IPS) - World leaders gathered at the Climate Change Summit during the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 23 will have a crucial opportunity to mobilise political will and advance solutions to climate change.

Will the Upcoming Climate Summit be Another Talkathon?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PENANG, Sep 17 (IPS) - As the United Nations hosts a Climate Summit Sep. 23, the lingering question is whether the meeting of world leaders will wind up as another talk fest.

OPINION: A Climate Summit to Spark Action

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 (IPS) - On Sep. 23, I have invited world leaders from government, business, finance and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York so they can show the world how they will advance action on climate change and move towards a meaningful universal new agreement next year at the December climate negotiations in Paris.

World Bank Tribunal Weighs Final Arguments in El Salvador Mining Dispute

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 16 (IPS) - A multilateral arbitration panel here began final hearings Monday in a contentious and long-running dispute between an international mining company and the government of El Salvador.

A Flood of Energy Projects Clash with Mexican Communities

Monday, September 15, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Sep 15 (IPS) - Since January, villagers and townspeople near the Los Pescados river in southeast Mexico have been blocking the construction of a dam, part of a multi-purpose project to supply potable water to Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz.

U.N. Climate Summit: Staged Parade or Reality Show?

Monday, September 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 15 (IPS) - The much-ballyhooed one-day Climate Summit next week is being hyped as one of the major political-environmental events at the United Nations this year.

When a Disaster Leaves Bathrooms in its Wake

Friday, September 05, 2014

CAR NICOBAR, India, Sep 05 (IPS) - When the 2004 Asian Tsunami lashed the coasts and island territories of India, one of the hardest hit areas were the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI), which lie due east of mainland India, at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

Struggling to Find Water in the Vast Pacific

Monday, September 01, 2014

LOTOFAGA VILLAGE, Samoa, Sep 01 (IPS) - Pacific Island states are surrounded by the largest ocean in the world, but inadequate fresh water sources, poor infrastructure and climate change are leaving some communities without enough water to meet basic needs.

New Technology Boosts Fisherfolk Security

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NAGAPATTINAM, India, Aug 31 (IPS) - As the United Nations gears up to launch its newest set of poverty-reduction targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, the words ‘sustainable development' have been on the lips of policymakers the world over.

Large Dams “Highly Correlated” with Poor Water Quality

Friday, August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (IPS) - Large-scale dams are likely having a detrimental impact on water quality and biodiversity around the world, according to a new study that tracks and correlates data from thousands of projects.

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