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Hydropower at Front and Centre of Energy Debate in Chile, Once Again

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SANTIAGO, Jan 27 (IPS) - The Chilean government's approval of a hydroelectric dam in the Patagonia wilderness has rekindled the debate on the sustainability and efficiency of large-scale hydropower plants and whether they contribute to building a cleaner energy mix.

Trees are the Earth’s Lungs, Says Guyana’s President, We Must Finance Their Survival

Friday, January 22, 2016

, Jan 22 (IPS) - Guyana's new president, David Granger, sits down with IPS correspondent Desmond Brown to talk about how his country is preparing for climate change – and hoping to avert the worst before it happens.

Trees are the Earth’s Lungs, Says Guyana’s President, We Must Finance Their Survival

Friday, January 22, 2016

, Jan 22 (IPS) - Guyana's new president, David Granger, sits down with IPS correspondent Desmond Brown to talk about how his country is preparing for climate change – and hoping to avert the worst before it happens.

Caribbean Biodiversity Overheated by Climate Change

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Jan 20 (IPS) - The nearly 7,000 islands and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to thousands of endemic species and are on the migration route of many kinds of birds. Preserving this abundant fauna requires multilateral actions in today's era of global warming.

Innovative Project to Provide Renewable Energy 24/7 in Chilean Village

Friday, January 15, 2016

SANTIAGO, Jan 15 (IPS) - A novel energy project in Chile will combine a pumped-storage hydroelectric plant operating on seawater and a solar plant, to provide a steady supply of clean energy to a fishing village in the Atacama Desert, the world's driest.

Drought Boosts Science in Dominican Republic

Monday, January 11, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Jan 11 (IPS) - The recent lengthy drought in the Dominican Republic, which began to ease in late 2015, caused serious losses in agriculture and prompted national water rationing measures and educational campaigns.

Floods Pose Challenge to South American Integration

Monday, January 04, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 04 (IPS) - The flooding that has affected four South American countries has underscored the need for an integrated approach to addressing the causes and effects of climate change.

Water Shortages Have a Heavy Impact on Women in Cuba

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

HAVANA, Dec 02 (IPS) - Denia Arrascaeta suffers water shortages on a near daily basis in the neighbourhood in the Cuban capital where she lives. "Sometimes I don't even have water to drink," she told IPS.

Drought Threatens Water-Truck Lifeline in Parched Northeast Brazil

Thursday, November 26, 2015

São José Dos Campos, Brazil, Nov 26 (IPS) - For the rural community of Pacheco in northeastern Brazil, the local school has never been so important. It is now the only place in the drought-stricken area that has water on tap.

Climate Refugees and a Collapsing City

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DHAKA, BANGLADESH, Nov 25 (IPS) - With multiplying impacts of climate change - increasing floods, cyclones, and drought - thousands of climate refugees are migrating to Dhaka. And the city, well beyond its carrying capacity, is bursting at the seams.

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