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IPS Announces Launch of WebTV

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) After nearly 50 years as an international wire service, the Rome-based Inter Press Service (IPS) is branching out into WebTV, keeping pace with the latest advances in digital technology. Continue Reading

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Clean Energy, Dirty Industry Funding?

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Over one billion people in the developing world could benefit from the Sustainable Energy for All initiative to bring electricity and clean-burning cookstoves to those without by 2030, U.N. officials said here June 21. Continue Reading

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Sostenibilidad amenazada por aumento demogr√°fico

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen* – TerraViva

R√ćO DE JANEIRO, 21 jun (TerraViva) Se calcula que la poblaci√≥n mundial pasar√° de los actuales 7.000 millones de personas a 9.000 millones para mediados de este siglo, y esto no solo significa ciudades hacinadas, sino tambi√©n una mayor demanda de alimentos, agua, energ√≠a y vivienda. Continue Reading

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Haunting Sculptures Depict World in Crisis

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Danish artist Jen Galschiot is sending a strong message to delegates at the Rio+20 summit – one that some may not wish to hear. Continue Reading

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Agroecology Proves Cheap and Efficient on Brazilian Farm

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Fabiana Frayssinet

SEROPEDICA, Brazil, Jun 21 (TerraViva) ‚Äď An agroecological farm outside of Rio de Janeiro is a testing ground for scientists and agronomists in Brazil, who have worked there for two decades to show that it is possible to produce a wide range of natural agricultural products in a cheap, efficient way that harms neither the environment nor human health.

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Get Ready for a World of Nine Billion

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (IPS) As the global population threatens to explode – from the current seven billion to over nine billion by mid-century – the sharp increase in humans not only means overcrowded cities but also increasing demands on food, water, energy and shelter, foreshadowing devastating implications for a sustainable future. Continue Reading

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Pa√≠ses amaz√īnicos querem metas de desenvolvimento sustent√°vel

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabíola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 Junho (TerraViva) ‚Äď Apesar de a vers√£o final da declara√ß√£o da Rio+20 n√£o incluir metas definidas para o desenvolvimento sustent√°vel, as chamadas SDGs em ingl√™s (Sustainable Development Goals), os pa√≠ses amaz√īnicos se lan√ßaram √† miss√£o de sair da Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas no Rio de Janeiro com a defini√ß√£o de metas de desenvolvimento sustent√°vel para a Amaz√īnia, como o desmatamento zero para 2020.

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NGOs Reject Final Rio Document

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Claudia Ciobanu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) ‚Äď NGOs present at the Rio+20 conference complain that they were only consulted on the official document at the last minute, when they could no longer make a significant impact. Continue Reading

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The Path of Sustainability from Rio to Milan

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Sabina Zaccaro

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Imagine a space in which humanity can reconcile the often conflicting imperatives of population and a healthy natural environment. Continue Reading

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Epic Theatre in Rio, Says Greenpeace’s Naidoo

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Amantha Perera

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) The outcome of Rio+20 was dismissed as a “complete failure” for its lack of specific targets and deadlines by Kumi Naidoo, the executive director of Greenpeace. Continue Reading

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