Archive | June, 2011

CLIMATE CHANGE: Water Sources Need to be Protected

Posted on 30 June 2011 by admin

By Erick Kabendera

MBABANE, Jun 30 (IPS) – Seventy-five-year-old Verdiana Protas is worried that the 20 cattle she bought with her pension money will soon die because the 10-kilometre-long river in her village in northwest Tanzania has been dry for two years now and finding alternative sources of water is getting more and more difficult. Continue Reading

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ZIMBABWE: Harvesting Water for Food Security

Posted on 28 June 2011 by admin

By Busani Bafana

GWANDA, Zimbabwe, Jun 28 (IPS) – Earth mounds running across her field hold back the water that Caroline Ndlovu uses to grow maize, pumpkins, beans and watermelons long after the short rainy season in this arid part of Zimbabwe. Continue Reading

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OP-ED: Drilling Deep Mistakes in the Arctic

Posted on 20 June 2011 by admin

By Kumi Naidoo*
THE INSTITUTION PRISON, NUUK, Greenland, Jun 20, 2011 (IPS) – Nuuk is a long way from my hometown of Durban, and the Arctic is a long way for an African to come to campaign about climate change. Yet, here I sit, in a jail cell, with my colleague Ulvar Arnkvaern, in the ‘Institution’, a prison in Greenland’s capital. I sit here for breaching an exclusion zone and climbing aboard a dangerous deep water drilling rig some 120 km off Greenland’s coast.
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ENVIRONMENT: Congo Basin Slow to Adopt REDD

Posted on 16 June 2011 by admin

By Arsène Séverin

BRAZZAVILLE, Jun 16 (IPS) – Only two of the eleven countries that share the Congo Basin have validated their plans to participate in the forest conservation process known as REDD+. Continue Reading

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OP-ED: Climate Talks: Voices of the Vulnerable Must Be Heard

Posted on 06 June 2011 by admin

By Sam Bickersteth and Ali Tauqeer Sheikh*

LONDON/ISLAMABAD, Jun 6, 2011 (IPS) – Last week, the world received a warning. A disturbing report from the International Energy Agency, the respected international authority on energy policy, found that CO2 emissions in 2010 were the highest ever recorded.
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