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November 17, 2017

Financing Will Continue to be Key Issue in Battling Climate Change

“The Bonn climate talks were foundational, paving the way to finalize the rules that underpin the Paris Agreement next year and setting the stage for countries to commit to enhance their national climate plans by 2020. On both counts, the climate talks in Bonn were a success. However, negotiators have plenty of homework to do to get there.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/11/financing-will-continue-key-issue-battling-climate-change/
September 15, 2017

Caribbean Picks Up the Pieces After Monster Storm

When Hurricane Irma ripped through the British Virgins Islands on Sept. 6, claiming seven lives, injuring an unknown number of people and destroying built infrastructure as well as significantly damaging the natural environment, the ferocity of the storm shocked many of the islands’ residents, including 72-year-old Egbert Smith, who has lived through plenty of severe storms.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/09/caribbean-picks-pieces-monster-storm/
July 24, 2017

Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast Pools Efforts Against Climate Change

Jonathan Barrantes walks between the rows of shoots, naming one by one each species in the tree nursery that he manages, in the south of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coastal region. There are fruit trees, ceibas that will take decades to grow to full size. and timber species for forestry plantations.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/07/costa-ricas-caribbean-coast-pools-efforts-climate-change/
July 9, 2014

New Data Sends Wake-Up Call on Caribbean Reefs

Marine environmentalist Eli Fuller, who for the past two decades has been exploring the coastline of Antigua and Barbuda, warns that while there has been “dramatic changes” to coral reefs since he was a little boy, “it’s getting worse and worse.”
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/07/new-data-sends-wake-up-call-on-caribbean-reefs/
September 20, 2012

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February 2, 2018

Except for Syria, Middle East Disappeared from U.S. Network News in 2017

Except for the ongoing war in Syria, coverage of the Middle East by the evening news programs of the three big U.S. networks virtually disappeared in 2017, according to the latest annual compilation by the authoritative Tyndall Report.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/02/except-syria-middle-east-disappeared-network-news-2017/
December 26, 2011

IPS for Media Clients

WORLD SERVICE

The agency’s flagship world service covers over 135 countries. The service is produced in English and Spanish, with a daily output of around 10 news features and analyses per language. Thousands of newspapers and news sites run stories from the IPS world service. They receive the daily feed via FTP, RSS and email.
http://www.ipsnews.net/reprinting-articles/ips-for-media-clients/
August 1, 2008

ENVIRONMENT: Tierramerica Centre Born in Heart of Amazon Jungle

The Tierramérica International Centre for Sustainable Development and Environmental Defence held its founding assembly Thursday in Manaus, a city in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, during a seminar on the world’s big environmental challenges.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2008/08/environment-tierramerica-centre-born-in-heart-of-amazon-jungle/
August 5, 2005

RIGHTS-JAMAICA: Gov’t May Repeal Anti-Gay Laws

In a desperate bid to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS, the Jamaican government is preparing to hear arguments for and against existing legislation outlawing homosexuality and prostitution.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2005/08/rights-jamaica-govt-may-repeal-anti-gay-laws/
October 11, 2003

Whale Hunting Season

Thirty-six dead whales is the result of Iceland's whale hunting season, which ended in the first week of October, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2003/10/whale-hunting-season/
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September 15, 2003

World Ozone Day

The scientific community estimates that the ozone layer, which filters the ultraviolet rays of the Sun, could recover its density by the middle of this century. Recent studies show an improvement, a closing of the so-called ozone hole, but only in the upper stratosphere.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2003/09/world-ozone-day/
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August 18, 2003

The Cockroach

The evolutionary persistence of the cockroach over hundreds of millions of years -- in which it hasn't much changed in appearance -- while the planet has undergone dramatic transformations is an impressive feat, but not enough to win people's affection.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2003/08/the-cockroach/
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July 21, 2003

Bats

The bat is not a blind flying rodent, like many people seem to believe. It is a mammal of the Chiroptera order and serves many essential functions in nature: the bat pollinates plants, distributes seeds and controls insect populations.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2003/07/bats/
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June 23, 2003

Desertification

Desertification and drought leave in their wake severe economic, environmental and socio-political troubles around the world. Every year, six million hectares of productive land disappear and millions of dollars in income are lost due to land degradation and declining agricultural yields.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2003/06/desertification/
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May 26, 2003

U.S. Environmental Policy

The environmental policy of the United States is relevant to the entire world, both because of the ecological impact of that country's huge economy and high level of consumption, and its role as the world superpower.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2003/05/u-s-environmental-policy/
October 10, 2001

ECONOMY-CUBA: Insecurity in US Threatens Flow of Remittances

The climate of insecurity spawned by the terrorist attacks against New York and Washington is threatening the flow of remittances sent by Cuban emigrants in the United States back home to their families, the third source of revenue for the island, after tourism and sugar exports.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2001/10/economy-cuba-insecurity-in-us-threatens-flow-of-remittances/
December 13, 1999

POLITICS-PANAMA: Long Struggle Preceded Recovery of Canal

The formal ceremony in which heads of state will mark the US handover of the canal to Panama Tuesday culminates the long-standing dream of independence and sovereignty which for more than 100 years pushed this Central American country to fight for control over its entire territory.
http://www.ipsnews.net/1999/12/politics-panama-long-struggle-preceded-recovery-of-canal/
December 4, 1999

TECHNOLOGY-GUYANA: Remove the Iron Grip, Say Citizens

The American-owned Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) is closely watching the dismantling of the longstanding Cable and Wireless monopoly in the Caribbean even as some groups in Guyana continue to call on government to remove the company's iron grip on the country's telephone service.
http://www.ipsnews.net/1999/12/technology-guyana-remove-the-iron-grip-say-citizens/
December 2, 1999

TECHNOLOGY-GUYANA: Remove the Iron Grip, Say Citizens

The American-owned Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) is closely watching the dismantling of the longstanding Cable and Wireless monopoly in the Caribbean even as some groups in Guyana continue to call on government to remove the company's iron grip on the country's telephone service.
http://www.ipsnews.net/1999/12/technology-guyana-remove-the-iron-grip-say-citizens/
May 12, 1998

DRUGS: Globalisation Aids Money Laundering, Warns U.N.

The United Nations says the laundering of drug money - one of the world's most insidious businesses - is being made relatively easy these days by the growing globalisation of the marketplace.
http://www.ipsnews.net/1998/05/drugs-globalisation-aids-money-laundering-warns-un/