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  1. 40% of India’s Thermal Power Plants in Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 17 (IPS) - New WRI research finds that 40 percent of the country's thermal power plants are located in areas facing high water stress, a problem since these plants use water for cooling. Scarce water is already hampering electricity generation in these regions—14 of India's 20 largest thermal utilities experienced at least one shutdown due to water shortages between 2013-2016, costing the companies $1.4 billion.

  2. Expansion of Soy Resurrects Key Railway Line in Brazil

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  3. Fate of the Rohingyas – Part Two

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 16 (IPS) - With discussions underway between Bangladesh and Myanmar about the repatriation of more than a half a million Rohingya refugees, many critical questions remain, including how many people would be allowed back, who would monitor their safety, and whether the refugees even want to return to violence-scorched Rakhine state.

  4. Sustainable Energy Critical for Achieving Overall Goals of Paris Climate Agreement

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan 15 (IPS) - The Paris Agreement ushered in a new global approach to climate change. At the core of this agreement are the Nationally Determined Contributions. We are now implementing these pledges.

  5. UN Chief Calls for Collective Global Response to Migration

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 12 (IPS) - I am very pleased to present this report, "Making Migration Work For All", which serves as my principal input to the zero draft of the "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration."

  6. Tocantins, a River of Many Dams in Central Brazil

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    PALMAS and PORTO NACIONAL, Brazil, Jan 12 (IPS) - Tocantins, the newest of Brazil's 26 states, which was created in 1988 to seek its own paths to development in central Brazil, fell into the common plight of expanding borders, based on soy and hydroelectricity.

  7. The data revolution should not leave women and girls behind

    Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    OTTAWA, Canada, Jan 09 (IPS) - If there is one political principle that has been constant throughout the history of human civilization it is the fact that land is power. This is something that is particularly true, and often painfully so, for women who farm in Africa.

  8. Clean Energy Sources Manage to Cut Electricity Bill in Chile

    Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    SANTIAGO, Jan 09 (IPS) - A 75 percent drop in electricity rates, thanks to a quadrupled clean generation capacity, is one of the legacies to be left in Chile by the administration of Michelle Bachelet, who steps down on Mar. 11.

  9. Policy Support Gap for “Climate-Smart” Agriculture

    Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 09 (IPS) - Conditioned that ploughing is the sure way to produce crops, Zimbabwean farmer Handrixious Zvomarima surprised himself by trying a different method. He planted cowpea seeds directly without tilling the land. It worked.

  10. How Low-Income Bangladeshis Use Loans

    Monday, January 08, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 08 (IPS) - Bangladeshis have a long tradition of borrowing from family, neighbors and other informal sources. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) have proliferated over the past three decades and offer a more formal loan service that has been taken up with enthusiasm, and today some 25 million Bangladeshis borrow from MFIs.

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