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Does Iceland Gain From Whaling?

Monday, August 18, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Aug 18 (IPS) - Although fin whaling by Icelanders has encountered increasing opposition over the last year, Icelandic whaling boats headed off to sea again in mid-June for the first hunt of the summer and by August 14 had killed 80 fin whales.

Protecting America's Underwater Serengeti

Friday, August 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed to more than double the world's no-fishing areas to protect what some call America's underwater Serengeti, a series of California-sized swaths of Pacific Ocean where 1,000-pound marlin cruise by 30-foot-wide manta rays around underwater mountains filled with rare or unique species.

U.S. Waives Sanctions on Myanmar Timber

Thursday, August 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (IPS) - Civil society groups are split over a decision by the U.S. government to waive sanctions on Myanmar's timber sector for one year.

Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SONOMA, California, Aug 14 (IPS) - Argentina has now taken the U.S. to The Hague for blocking the country's 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt.

Mining Firms in Peru Mount Legal Offensive Against Inspection Tax

Thursday, August 14, 2014

LIMA, Aug 14 (IPS) - The leading mining companies in Peru have brought a rash of lawsuits to fight an increase in the tax they pay to cover the costs of inspections and oversight of their potentially environmentally damaging activities.

Gender Equality Gains Traction with Pacific Island Leaders

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SYDNEY, Aug 13 (IPS) - A pledge by political leaders two years ago to accelerate efforts toward closing the gender gap in the Pacific Islands has been boosted with the announcement that three women will take the helm of the regional intergovernmental organisation, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, headquartered in Suva, Fiji.

IFC Warned of Systemic Safeguards Failures in Honduras

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (IPS) - For the second time this year, an internal auditor has criticised the World Bank's private sector investment agency over dealings in Honduras, and is warning that similar problems are likely being experienced elsewhere.

Eco-Friendly Agriculture Puts Down Roots in Spain

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MALAGA, Spain, Aug 12 (IPS) - José María Gómez squats and pulls up a bunch of carrots from the soil as well as a few leeks. This farmer from southern Spain believes organic farming is more than just not using pesticides and other chemicals – it's a way of life, he says, which requires creativity and respect for nature.

Youth Suicides Sound Alarm Across the Pacific

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SYDNEY, Aug 12 (IPS) - Suicide rates in the Pacific Islands are some of the highest in the world and have reached up to 30 per 100,000 in countries such as Samoa, Guam and Micronesia, double the global average, with youth rates even higher.

What Do the World Bank and IMF Have to Do With the Ukraine Conflict?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

OAKLAND, United States, Aug 12 (IPS) - Mostly unreported as the Ukraine conflict captures headlines, international financing has played a significant role in the current conflict in Ukraine.

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