IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
November 20th, 2009


IPS has made an agreement with Thomson Reuters to feature IPS news stories on their new AlertNet portal on climate change. The portal is supported by COM+ (Alliance of Communicators for Sustainable Development), which IPS and Thomson Reuters Foundation both joined as founding members in 2003. AlertNet is a humanitarian news network based around a popular website, set up by Reuters Foundation in 1994 following the Rwandan massacre.

IPS is stepping up its coverage of climate change in the run-up to the Copenhagen COP 15 meeting in December. Recent stories by IPS, featured on the AlertNet portal include:


Jadson Belchior, Geraldo Magela Lima and their tiny, carbon-absorbing ceramic spheres.

CLIMATE CHANGE-BRAZIL: Towards Carbon-Free Chimneys
By Fabiana Frayssinet*
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Nov 10 (Tierramerica) – Scientists in Brazil are developing a technique for absorbing industry-produced carbon dioxide before it ever reaches the atmosphere. The secret lies in half-centimetre ceramic spheres.

ENVIRONMENT: ‘Temperature Rise Guaranteed, Thanks to Brown Clouds’
By Keya Acharya
NEW DELHI – Regardless of success at the upcoming climate talks at Copenhagen this December, there will still be a 2.5 degree rise in temperatures.

CLIMATE CHANGE: Dark Clouds Gathering Over Copenhagen
Analysis by Sanjay Suri
ST. ANDREWS – It has been a bad week for the climate change summit in Copenhagen next month. During the week the last meeting in the formal round of pre- Copenhagen talks collapsed in Barcelona. Then, meeting here on the weekend, the G20 finance ministers put the seal on that failure by failing to agree a financial package.

News partnerships are a key way that IPS increases the impact and visibility of its reporting. Other current media partners include: Huffington Post (featured IPS stories), Al Jazeera (news partnership), INSP – street newspapers (news partnership and joint fundraising), AMARC (events coverage and regional partnerships), OneWorld (partnerships like Yahoo News !), Infosud (news exchange),TVE (fundraising for gender broadcasting), Killlid Media (Afghan news partnership)and New York University LiveWire (journalism students).

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