News headlines for “Aid”, page 5

  1. JAPAN: Solar Trend Catches Fire among Households

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009

    The global community may have been dismayed by the outcome of the recently concluded climate change talks in Copenhagen, but Mami Naito, 42, is not about to put off dealing with this global phenomenon in her own small way. 'We very much like the idea of joining the efforts to prevent global warming,' says the mother of two.

  2. URUGUAY: 'Dry Toilets' Provide Ecological Solution in Slums

    Monday, December 28, 2009

    Marisabel's modest home had no plumbing, like the rest of the dwellings in this poor suburb on the outskirts of Montevideo, the capital of this small South American country.

  3. AGRICULTURE: Cattle 'Black Death' Banished to History

    Saturday, December 26, 2009

    An animal 'black death' that has devastated livestock around the world for thousands of years, causing famine and untold human misery, is about to be permanently consigned to the history books.

  4. DEVELOPMENT: Tsunami Brings Sea Change in Coastal Lives

    Saturday, December 26, 2009

    Tragic as it was, the Asian tsunami wrought a sea change in the lives of survivors in the sleepy coastal hamlets of southern Tamil Nadu state, where some 8,000 people are known to have died.

  5. SRI LANKA: Five Years after Tsunami, Many Still without Shelter

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    'We have been here for almost five years. So many promises have been made, but very few have been kept,' complains Mohideen Nafia, 22, one of the survivors of the 2004 Asian tsunami still living in a temporary facility in the coastal town of Kalmunai, located 300 kilometres east of the capital, Colombo.

  6. BANGLADESH: Food Security in Great Peril from Climate Change

    Thursday, December 17, 2009

    Unless the world comes to its aid, Bangladesh says the vulnerability of its agriculture sector to climate change could spell severe consequences for its millions of people, who stand to lose their main source of livelihood.

  7. SOUTH ASIA: Glacial Data Crucial to Combating Climate Change

    Thursday, December 17, 2009

    People living in the Himalayan region are increasingly confronted by rising temperatures and glaciers melting at an unprecedented rate, threatening their very survival. This much the world already knows.

  8. CLIMATE CHANGE: Zenawi Stands Alone In Copenhagen

    Thursday, December 17, 2009

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says Africa must compromise and be flexible towards other countries, if the U.N. Climate Conference ending on Dec. 18, is to reach an agreement.

  9. CLIMATE CHANGE: China Reels Under a Barrage of Criticism

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    China is not happy. This is how one of the Chinese state-sanctioned newspapers summed up Beijing’s feelings about the week spent negotiating on climate change in the Danish capital.

  10. CLIMATE CHANGE: ''The Struggle Does Not Stop Here,'' Say Witnesses

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    ‘’Those who run the decision-making on climate change are the same who have caused it,’’ said Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the world’s first international climate hearing on Tuesday, pithily identifying the reason why justice has been elusive at the ongoing climate change summit in the Danish capital.

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