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Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban

Friday, October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (IPS) - President Barack Obama is under significant pressure to impose a range of restrictions on travellers coming to the United States from West African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak.

Bamboo Could Be a Savior for Climate Change, Biodiversity

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 16 (IPS) - Bamboo Avenue is a two-and-a-half mile stretch of road in Jamaica's St. Elizabeth parish. It is lined with giant bamboo plants which tower above the road and cross in the middle to form a shady tunnel. The avenue was established in the 17th century by the owners of the Holland Estate to provide shade for travelers and to protect the road from erosion.

Vanishing Species: Local Communities Count their Losses

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 16 (IPS) - The Mountain Chicken isn't a fowl, as its name suggests, but a frog. Kimisha Thomas, hailing from the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, remembers a time when she could find these amphibians or ‘crapaud' as locals call them "just in the backyard".

Kyrgyzstan Looks to Alternative Fuels Ahead of Looming Winter Shortages

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BISHKEK, Oct 16 (IPS) - Each winter in Kyrgyzstan the energy situation seems to worsen; blackouts last longer, and officials seem less able to do anything to improve conditions. This year is expected to be particularly difficult.

Africa Can Be its Own ‘Switzerland'

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MARRAKECH, Oct 16 (IPS) - Africa has the capacity to access at least 200 billion dollars for sustainable development investment but it will remain a slave to foreign aid unless it improves the climate for investment and trade and plugs illicit financial flows, development experts say.

Despite Public’s War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (IPS) - Despite the public's persistent war weariness, the U.S. defence budget – the world's biggest by far – may be set to rise again, according to a new study released here this week by the Center for International Policy (CIP).

High-Tech, High Yields: Caribbean Farmers Reap Benefits of ICT

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct 15 (IPS) - Farmers in the Caribbean are being encouraged to make more use of farm apps and other forms of ICT in an effort to increase the knowledge available for making sound, profitable farming decisions.

OPINION: The U.S. and a Crumbling Levant

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (IPS) - As the international media is mesmerised by the Islamic State's advance on Kobani or ‘Ayn al-Arab on the Syrian-Turkish border, Arab states and the United States would need to look beyond Kobani's fate and the Islamic State's territorial successes and defeats.

Curbing Biodiversity Loss Needs Giant Leap Forward

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 (IPS) - When political leaders from climate-threatened Small Island Developing States (SIDS) addressed the U.N. General Assembly last month, there was one recurring theme: the urgent need to protect the high seas and preserve the world's marine biodiversity.

Facing Storms Without the Mangrove Wall

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ATHENS, Oct 15 (IPS) - As the cyclonic storm Hudhud ripped through India's eastern state of Andhra Pradesh, home to two million people, at a land speed of over 190 kilometres per hour on Sunday, it destroyed electricity and telephone infrastructure, damaged the airport, and laid waste to thousands of thatched houses, as well as rice fields, banana plantations and sugarcane crops throughout the state.

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