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Brazil to Monitor Improvement of Water Quality in Latin America

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Posted by admin 21 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Problems in access to quality drinking water, supply shortages and inadequate sanitation are challenges facing development and the fight against poverty in Latin America. A new regional centre based in Brazil will monitor water to improve its management. One example of water management problems in the region is the biggest city in Latin America and […]

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Amid Crisis, Puerto Rico’s Retirees Face Uncertain Future

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Posted by admin 21 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
A feeling of insecurity has overtaken broad sectors of Puerto Rican society as the economy worsens, public sector debt spirals out of control, and the island’s creditworthiness is put in doubt. To tackle this economic crisis, the administration of governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla has adopted a number of measures that have been extremely unpopular with civil […]

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Threat of Hydropower Dams Still Looms in Chile’s Patagonia

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
After its victory in a nearly decade-long struggle against HidroAysén, a project that would have built five large hydroelectric dams on wilderness rivers, Chile’s Patagonia region is gearing up for a new battle: blocking a quiet attempt to build a dam on the Cuervo River. The dam would be constructed in an unpopulated area near […]

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World Bank Urged to Rethink Reforms to Business-Friendliness Report

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Civil society groups from several continents are stepping up a campaign urging the World Bank to strengthen a series of changes currently being made to a major annual report on countries’ business-friendliness. The World Bank is in the final stages of a years-long update to its Doing Business report, one of the Washington-based development institution’s […]

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Nepal Landslide Leaves Women and Children Vulnerable

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Living in a makeshift tarpaulin shelter, which barely protects her family from the torrential rainfall or scorching heat of this remote village in southern Nepal, 36-year-old Kamala Pari is under immense stress, worrying about her financial security and children’s safety. The family’s only house and tiny plot of farmland were completely destroyed by the massive […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA CONFAB IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Some 400 delegates from 36 African countries are expected to fill the halls at the 18th annual Highway Africa conference for media activism which takes place Sept. 7-8 at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. The two-day event will explore how social media has impacted all aspects of our lives in the last ten years. Dan Gillmor, a […]

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EBOLA COULD SINK AFRICA’S RISING DREAMS

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
An airlift of emergency supplies needed for those treating Liberians with the virus Ebola was launched last weekend by the U.N. children’s fund, Unicef. “The largest component of the supplies was chlorine,” for disinfection, said Unicef’s representative in Liberia, Sheldon Yetts. Other supplies in the airlift were oral rehydration salts and sodium lactate to help […]

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Building Public Trust is a Key Factor in Fighting West Africa’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
The nurse carefully packs the body into a plastic bag and then leaves the isolation tent, rinsing his feet in a bucket of water that contains bleach. Then he carefully takes off his safety glasses, gloves and mask and burns them in a jerry can. Behind a cordon, hundreds of people are watching, including Ivorian […]

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