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  1. Argentina Takes Controversial Step Backwards in Biofuel Production

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 30 (IPS) - Argentina, historically an agricultural powerhouse, has become a major producer of biofuels in recent years. However, this South American country is now moving backwards in the use of this oil substitute in transportation, a decision in which economics weighed heavily and environmental concerns have been ignored.

  2. Closed Borders and Hostile Receptions Await Afghan Refugees

    - Inter Press Service

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    TORONTO, Canada, Aug 30 (IPS) - Whether desperately trying to get a place on the last evacuation flights out of Kabul or trekking to the borders with neighbouring Pakistan and Iran, tens of thousands of Afghans are fleeing their country once more.

  3. Jamaica Walking a Tightrope Between Boosting the Economy and Cutting Emissions in COVID-19 Era

    - Inter Press Service

    KINGSTON, Aug 30 (IPS) - Even as COVID-19 walloped Jamaica’s economy last year, the government overhauled its energy emissions milestones to create what many described as a post-pandemic recovery package, based on stronger carbon targets for the farming and forestry sectors.

  4. Vaccine Access Negotiations to Resume as New Variants Spread

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 (IPS) - A committee that has spent almost a year negotiating the terms of a temporary intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 medicines will reconvene in September after pausing for the European Summer.

  5. The Taliban Win: The Aftermath in Afghanistan and in the World

    - Inter Press Service

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    SINGAPORE, Aug 30 (IPS) - Some years ago, on a piece on the Afghan crisis I had written that Mullah Omar’s face bore no resemblance to that of the impossibly beautiful, albeit mythical, Helen of Troy. Yet it too had caused the launch of a thousand ships (airships to be more precise), just as Helen’s had done in Homer’s epic tale, the Iliad.

  6. The ‘energy patriots’ bringing electricity to Indonesia’s remote villages

    - UN News

    For millions of villagers in Indonesia’s remote areas, a 12-hour-per-day erratic electricity supply is the norm. With students studying by candlelight at night and health centres not running at full capacity, these communities face an uphill struggle to improve their well-being. 

  7. Railroads Drive Expansion of Soybean Cultivation in Brazil’s Amazon Region

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27 (IPS) - The sea of soybeans that sprouts every November will spread even further in the state of Mato Grosso if three new railway lines that would boost soy production in central-western Brazil and growing parts of the Amazon rainforest are built.

  8. Digital Tech can Help African Island States Cope with Climate Change

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 27 (IPS) - Investing in digital technologies can help African small island developing states (SIDS), vulnerable to extreme weather events, cope with growing impacts of climate change, says the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

  9. Vaccine inequity causes ‘dangerous divergence’ in COVID survival rates – UN agency heads

    - UN News

    The global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is progressing at “two alarmingly different speeds”, UN agency leaders said in a statement on Friday, noting that less than two per cent of adults are fully vaccinated in most low-income countries compared to almost 50 per cent in high-‑income nations.   

  10. Crisis in Afghanistan: All Eyes on Central Asia

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 27 (IPS) - The political and human catastrophe in Afghanistan is threatening to boost autocratic tendencies in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

    With the withdrawal of US and coalition forces from Afghanistan and the rapid takeover by the Taliban, neighbouring Central Asian countries are once again at the focus of international attention.

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