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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.

Mexico’s Wind Parks May Violate OECD Rules

Thursday, August 28, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Aug 28 (IPS) - Four wind farm projects in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, operated or financed by European investors, could violate Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) rules, say activists.

South Sudan’s Hip Hop Artists call for Peace and Reconciliation Through the Unhip Practice of Farming

Thursday, August 28, 2014

JUBA, Aug 28 (IPS) - "What is the benefit when children are crying and people are dying due to hunger? There is no need to cry when you have the potential to dig," sings Juba-based dancehall reggae group, the Jay Family, in their latest single "Stakal Shedit," which means "Work Hard" in Arabic.

The Gambia’s Democratic Space ‘Constricted, Restricted and Shrinking’ Ahead of 2016 Polls 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BANJUL, Aug 28 (IPS) - With the approach of the Gambia's 2016 presidential elections, which will see President Yahya Jammeh seek re-election for a fifth, five-year tenure, more than a dozen opposition activists have been arrested, detained and prosecuted in the past eight months.

India: A Race to the Bottom with Antibiotic Overuse

Thursday, August 28, 2014

KOLKATA, India, Aug 28 (IPS) - In 2011, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned: "Combat Drug Resistance - No Action Today, No Cure Tomorrow." The slogan was coined in honour of World Health Day, urging governments to ensure responsible use of antibiotics in order to prevent drug-resistant viruses and bacteria, or ‘super bugs'.

Civil Society Condemns Immunity for Sitting African Leaders Accused of Serious Crimes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NAIROBI, Aug 27 (IPS) - Mary Wacu lived in the Rift Valley region for 10 years prior to the 2007/08 post-election violence that rocked Kenya after a disputed general election.

OPINION: Building a Sustainable Future: The Compact Between Business and Society

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 27 (IPS) - Can we envision a day when a critical mass of companies is investing in a better world? Where business is delivering value for the long-term – not just financially, but also socially, environmentally and ethically? Over a decade ago, it was hard to imagine, but we can now say with confidence that a global movement is underway.

How Midwives on Sierra Leone’s Almost Untouched Turtle Islands are Improving Women’s Health

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MATTRU JONG, Sierra Leone, Aug 26 (IPS) - Emmanuel is a male midwife.

At the age of 26, he lives and works on one of eight islands off the southwest peninsular of Sierra Leone, an hour by speedboat from Mattru Jong, the capital of Bonthe District.

Building Public Trust is a Key Factor in Fighting West Africa’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KANDOPLEU/ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Aug 26 (IPS) - The nurse carefully packs the body into a plastic bag and then leaves the isolation tent, rinsing his feet in a bucket of water that contains bleach. Then he carefully takes off his safety glasses, gloves and mask and burns them in a jerry can.

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