Friday, December 06, 2013
RÍO CEBALLOS, Argentina, Dic 06 (IPS) - This small town in the semi-arid central Argentine province of Córdoba now has a 24-hour hotline for people to report their neighbours for sprinkling their lawns or using water to clean off the sidewalks.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
UNITED NATIONS, Dic 05 (IPS) - As the international community fleshes out a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be unveiled next year, civil society activists and U.N. officials agree their success will hinge on policies that address the nexus of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
WASHINGTON, Dic 04 (IPS) - As government representatives gather Tuesday in Indonesia for what could be final negotiations towards a global trade agreement under the World Trade Organisation (WTO), environmentalists and social justice campaigners are urging them to specify that water resources cannot be treated as commodities.
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.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 30 (IPS) - It's a dirty, smelly business, but wastewater is gaining prominence across the Caribbean as countries from Jamaica in the west to Guyana in the south increasingly recognise its effects on the environment and the importance of improving its management.
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).
Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (IPS) - Nearly two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the central Philippines, experts and activists here are warning that post-disaster reconstruction needs to be more transparent than past such efforts, while also focusing on a long-term assistance strategy that goes beyond immediate emergency relief.
Monday, November 18, 2013
WARSAW, Nov 18 (IPS) - Small farmers could play an important part in making Haiti – where just two percent of trees are still standing – green again.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 16 (IPS) - The United Nations has a longstanding tradition of commemorating political milestones - like the abolition of the slave trade - or sustaining day-long vigils on controversial issues such as a ban on nuclear tests.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
WARSAW, Nov 13 (IPS) - For the small island developing states of the Caribbean, there is nothing more important than the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place here at the national stadium of Poland from Nov. 11-22.
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