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War No More

A UN meeting on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Credit: UN Photo/Kim Haughton By Cora WeissNEW YORK, Feb 12 2020 – 75 years ago following the end of the Second World War and the first time any state has dropped ...

The Pacific Community launches the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest

By External SourceFeb 12 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Pacific Community (SPC) is calling for contestants to join the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest and showcase their cooking skills and creativity to promote healthy eating and prevention of non-communicable ...

Ancient Antarctic ice melt caused extreme sea level rise 129,000 years ago – and it could happen again

A blue ice area, part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Professor Chris Turney, Author provided< By Chris Fogwill, Chris Turney, and Zoë ThomasFeb 12 2020 – Rising global temperatures and warming ocean waters are causing one of the world’s ...

Intellectual Property Raises Costs of Living

By Claire Lim and Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 11 2020 – Many medicines and medical tests are unaffordable to most of humanity owing to the ability of typically transnational pharmaceutical giants to abuse their monopoly powers, ...

Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century

By Pedro ConceiçãoUNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 2020 – Inequalities. The evidence is everywhere. And although they may be hard to measure and summarize, there is a sense in many countries that many are approaching a precipice beyond which it will be ...

Investigation a Crucial Tool for Preventing Child Rights Violations in Armed Conflicts

By Nina SuomalainenGENEVA, Feb 11 2020 – There has been a disturbing increase in violence perpetrated against children in conflicts worldwide, coupled with almost total impunity. A crucial step towards stemming this deplorable trend is to strengthen ...

Q&A: Africa Must Innovate its Food Systems in Order to Beat Hunger and Poverty

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga told IPS that Africa should build capacity to research and innovative its food systems to beat hunger and poverty. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 11 2020 – Africa needs ...

Coronavirus: A Flashback to Biological Warfare of a Bygone Era

Credit: United Nations By Ameen IzzadeenCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 10 2020 – In the wake of the latest coronavirus outbreak, movie buffs are drawing an eerie parallel with the film Contagion, a 2011 thriller based on a lethal airborne virus called ...

Globalization of Indifference: Ai Weiwei and the Refugee Crisis

Fajt, Jiří and Adam Budak (2017) Ai Weiwei: Law of the Journey. Prague: Národní galerie. By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 10 2020 – Humans belong to a species that is constantly on the move . Since some Homo Sapiens 125,000 years ago began ...

Synergy with Hydropower Plants Boosts Biogas Production in Brazil

Water falls through these enormous pipes to activate the 20 turbines of the Itaipu hydroelectric plant on the Brazilian-Paraguayan border. Caring for the water in the reservoir, as well as reducing the pollution in the rivers that run into it, help make ...
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