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Colombia’s Indian communities join forces to beat drought

12/17/2009 | Maria Valencia

Colombia's indigenous peoples are working together to create an adaptation plan against climate change, which will bring together their own traditional knowledge with outside help from other agencies.

Dying marine life spells woe for Namibian economy

12/15/2009 | Servaas van den Bosch

The Benguela is lauded as the current of plenty but the future of its rich marine ecosystem is uncertain. Scientists fear warming seas will spell disaster for the economy of the region where the Atlantic, Indian and Southern oceans meet.

Mining a rich seam of protest

02/21/2007 | Panos London

Ghana, where gold mines have long drawn foreigners with an eye on the quick buck is under pressure to be more careful with the profits from its precious metal.

The real cost of cut flowers

11/17/2006 | Ochieng' Ogodo

Kenya's economy is benefiting from exports to rich markets in the North. But the transportation of these products by air is seen as a key culprit of greenhouse gas emissions.

Biofuels: climate change cure?

11/16/2006 | Newton Sibanda

The challenges posed by climate change have generated a surge of solutions including biofuels. But not everyone is convinced by this 'wonder fuel'.

Return our forest

11/14/2006 | Panos London

The 1997 Kyoto Protocol resulted in investors lining up to finance huge tree plantations. But some accuse developing countries of clearing land better suited to crops, or driving indigenous peoples away.

Fighting for future generations

05/03/2006 | Panos London

In the Senegalese village of Poponguine, a women's group has decided to conserve land afflicted by environmental degradation by setting up a tourist camp to bring money into their village.  

The benefits of biodiversity: winners and losers

03/30/2006 | Ochieng' Ogodo

Recent cases of patents claimed on drugs and crops deriving from traditional knowledge may have grabbed headlines, but have often resulted in a poor deal for indigenous groups.

Cartagena Protocol – what does Africa do now?

03/22/2006 | Ochieng' Ogodo

The Biosafety Protocol meeting in Brazil has concluded. But, as Ochieng' Ogodo reports, many African countries are concerned about their ability to implement the measures they've signed up to.

Shrimping and saving

02/16/2006 | Panos London

In Bangladesh shrimps are a major export earner. But the sector has been fraught with controversy, including consumer safety standards negotiated at the World Trade Organisation. Qudrate e Moula reports.

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