Tuesday, September 01, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sep 01 (IPS) - After a one-day summit in the U.S. Arctic's biggest city, leaders from the world's northern countries acknowledged that climate change is seriously disrupting the Arctic ecosystem, yet left without committing themselves to serious action to fight the negative impacts of global warming.
Monday, August 31, 2015
ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Aug 31 (IPS) - In the case of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Brazil, the projects aimed at mitigating the social impacts have been delayed. But in other cases, infrastructure such as hospitals and water and sewage pipes could improve the image of the hydropower plants on Brazil's Amazon rainforest rivers, turning them into a factor of effective local development.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug 30 (IPS) - A one-day summit taking place here on Aug. 31 hopes to bring Arctic nations together in support of climate action against a backdrop of criticism of offshore oil drilling in the region.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
OLLAGÃœE, Chile, Aug 26 (IPS) - Chile, a land of volcanoes and geysers, has started building South America's first geothermal plant, which would open a door to this kind of renewable energy in this country that depends largely on fossil fuels.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 19 (IPS) - The indigenous camp installed six months ago in the Argentine capital is virtually invisible to passersby who drive or walk quickly around it. The protesters are demanding the return of their land in the northeastern province of Formosa, which has not been fully demarcated and is caught in a web of conflicting economic interests.
Friday, August 14, 2015
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 14 (IPS) - The efficacy of attempts to sustainably manage forests and conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in Zimbabwe is increasingly coming under scrutiny as new research warns that the politics of access and control over forests and their carbon is challenging conventional understanding.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - As the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples approaches on Sunday, Aug. 9, concerns are growing that they will not fully benefit from the newly drafted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Friday, July 31, 2015
ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 31 (IPS) - Paulo de Oliveira drives a taxi in the northern Brazilian city of Altamira, but only when he is out of work in what he considers his true profession: operator of heavy vehicles like trucks, mixers or tractor loaders.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
LIVERPOOL, England, Jul 21 (IPS) - An exhibition on modern-day slavery at the International Slavery Museum in this northern English town is just one example of a museum choosing to focus on human rights, and being "upfront" about it.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 16 (IPS) - Ethnocide, the new accusation leveled against the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, brings to light deeper underlying aspects of the conflicts and controversies unleashed by megaprojects in Brazil's Amazon rainforest.
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