The newly-elected Board of IPS-Inter Press Service, chaired by former Austrian ambassador Dr Walther Lichem, has appointed a new Director-General by acclamation.
The recent European financial crises exposed Africa’s high vulnerability to external factors. This has made a strong case for the importance of Intra-regional trade among SADC countries in order to help strengthen SADC and other African countries to external shocks. Sipho Stuurman speaks to Economist Evans Chinembiri from Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS).
Nearly half of Chile's flora is found exclusively in this country and many possess unique chemical compounds. But for now there is no legal way to control their exploitation abroad.
Argentina has widely expanded the protected area of the Patagonian Sea, but it is less than two percent of the nation's maritime waters.
Some two billion people around the world drink alcohol, a practice that has been around since time immemorial. Responsible drinking is only part of the picture; the WHO reports that the harmful use of alcohol affects tens of millions of people and kills two and a half million people every year, from causes ranging from illnesses to traffic accidents.
Strict laws prevent Brazil's Amazon river dwellers from making use of wildlife that is otherwise destroyed by natural causes anyway, say experts.
In the Sierra Gorda, in central Mexico, a new approach is being tested for protecting the environment in a way that also ends poverty.
The great biodiversity of a protected area on the Honduran Caribbean coast is at risk, despite the efforts of a handful of residents and local institutions.
There are broad prospects for developing countries to build on complementarities and leverage South-South Cooperation for development, according to Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Ambassador of Qatar to the U.N.
Fifty-five years after the Asia-Africa Conference in Bandung, Kwame Nkrumah's exhortation to the developing world to unite for socioeconomic transformation remains resonant.
A biological process in which blue-green algae produces ethanol will be the basis for fuel production by a Mexican company beginning next year.
The idea of "wilderness" also encompasses its opposite: urbanized, exploited or altered lands. That is why it is beyond the traditional conceptions of the world's indigenous peoples.
Environmental awareness is dawning as a source of inspiration for a new generation of fashion designers.
To understand the link between global climate change and coastal erosion requires an integration of the otherwise reductionist specialization on the issue, says Argentine scientist Jorge Codignotto.
In the ocean depths off the coast of southeastern Mexico, galleries of human sculptures are to be installed as an artistic attraction with environmental ends.
Brazil could take advantage of the electric car boom to build up the industry at home, given the threats of climate change and petroleum crisis - and the death foretold of the combustion engine.
A variety of new methods for making best use of rainwater are being tested in Mexico, which faces water shortages that will only grow worse in the coming decades.
Over a span of eight years, a Mexican engineer visited areas thrashed by hurricanes. His goal was to design a home capable of withstanding nature's worst.
Manure, Argentina's leading source of climate-changing emissions is beginning to be used as raw material for clean energy.
Chilean neighborhoods are making progress - on a human scale and at a human pace - towards environmentally sustainable communities.
In Mexico City there are more than 8,000 square meters of public building rooftops covered with vegetation. This novel approach for bringing green to the cities is now reaching hospitals and kindergartens.