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Dec 7, 2017 12:52 PM ET Should Environmental Refugees be Granted Asylum Status? iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Thalif Deen     Aerial View of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 2017 (IPS) - The 1951 UN convention on political refugees– which never foresaw the phenomenon of climate change– permits refugee status only if one “has a well-founded fear of persecution. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 12:31 PM ET Build Back Better: The Tiny Island of Dominica Faces New Climate Reality iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Desmond Brown     The island nation of Dominica, once know as a modern-day Garden of Eden, was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 4 2017 (IPS) - McCarthy Marie has been living in the Fond Cani community, a few kilometres east. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 11:49 AM ET Pacific Islands Struggling to Meet SDG7 Energy Targets iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Will Higginbotham     A large scale energy renewal project in Samoa. Credit: UNDP Photo UNITED NATIONS, Dec 7 2017 (IPS) - The four Pacific Island nations who are amongst the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) may be falling behind in meeting energy access targets because they are too busy. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 11:39 AM ET Civil Society Week Puts Spotlight on the Pacific iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Pascal Laureyn     Fiji landscape. Credit: UN Photo SUVA, Fiji, Dec 5 2017 (IPS) - It’s a busy week for movers, shakers and policymakers attending a global gathering of civil society activists here in Fiji. For the first time, the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is holding its. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 11:16 AM ET Solar capacity jumps by more than half in developing nations: Report iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 -     SHANGHAI, Nov 28 2017 (WAM) - New solar-powered generating capacity is growing at a crackling pace in emerging markets. The growth is fuelled by low-priced equipment and innovative new applications that are expanding energy access for millions, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) finds in a comprehensive new study. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 10:59 AM ET Average Marriage Age Standing at 27 for Emirati Males, 24 for Females iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - ABU DHABI,Nov 20 (WAM) - The average age of marriage for United Arab Emirates (UAE) males in Abu Dhabi stood at 27.2 years and at 24.2 years for females in 2016, according to a Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) report, released recently. A total of 5,892 marriage contracts were. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 10:45 AM ET “Will Civil Society & Democracy in India Rise to the Existential Challenges They Face?” iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Ingrid Srinath   Ingrid Srinath* is founder Director of the Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy at Ashoka University in India While former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that ‘civil society is an indispensable partner of the United Nations’, the current Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has reiterated this commitment, noting. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 10:19 AM ET Indigenous People, Guardians of Threatened Forests in Brazil iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Mario Osava      Brazilian Indigenous people during one of their regular protests in Rio de Janeiro demanding the demarcation of their lands and to be taken into account in environmental and climate measures. Credit: Mario Osava / IPS RIO DE JANEIRO , Dec 4 2017 (IPS) - Indigenous. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 10:14 AM ET Organisation of Islamic Cooperation urges promotion of Islamic culture of diversity and pluralism iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 -   KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 2017 (WAM) - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Youssef Othaimeen, has called on Member States to publicise the Muslim world’s culture of diversity and pluralism, as a means to convey a message of universal peace, tolerance, moderation and love. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 10:13 AM ET UAE rolls out renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - ABU DHABI, Nov 26 2017 (WAM) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has launched a two-year renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, the leading national entity for development aid. The training is being led by Masdar,. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 10:11 AM ET IsDB and AfDB partner to boost agriculture and fight drought in Africa iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 -   JEDDAH, Nov 23 2017 (WAM) - A joint initiative of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and African Development Bank (AfDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda. The initiative is part of a broad coalition to boost collaboration between the two institutions. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 10:08 AM ET UAE strengthening role of education in countering extremist ideologies: UN Official iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - ABU DHABI, Nov 21 2017 (WAM) - Dr. Hatem Fouad Ali, Regional Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, in the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Region, stated that Aqdar World Summit is a leading UAE initiative that strengthens the role of education in countering extremist ideologies.. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 9:12 AM ET UAE condemns US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - ABU DHABI, 7th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates has expressed its deep regret and condemnation of the US administration's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that such unilateral decisions are contrary to. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 9:12 AM ET GCC Secretary General Denounces Qatari Media Attack iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - RIYADH,Nov 1 (WAM) - Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), has expressed his condemnation of what he termed the "irresponsible media attacks" carried out by some Qatari news outlets toward the GCC and its Secretary-General, describing it as an unjust campaign that has. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 9:03 AM ET ERC Answers Appeal of Elderly Yemeni Woman, Provides for Her Basic Needs iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - ADEN,Nov 20 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) humanitarian aid authority Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has provided urgent relief assistance to a suffering elderly Yemeni woman from Dar Saad, Aden, who lacks the basic living requirements, is unable to provide food for herself and her family, and is threatened. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 8:41 AM ET Climate-Smart Agriculture in Vanuatu: Learning to Grow iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Elisa Webster, CARE International and Julia Marango       Demonstration gardens with an array of vegetables are being established in communities across Tafea province. Credit: Mark Chew/CARE   PORT VILA, Vanuatu, Nov 22 2017 (IPS) - It’s been dry in Isavai on the island of Aniwa for last. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 8:02 AM ET ERC Distributes Winter Supplies to Syrian Refugees in Jordan iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - AL HALLABAT,Nov 24 (WAM) - Hamad Juma Al Nuaimi, Deputy Director of the Jordan-United Arab Emirates (UAE) refugee camp in Mrajeeb Al Fhood, has supervised the distribution of winter supplies to a number of Syrian refugee families living in 'random' tents in Jordan. "We have visited our brothers, the Syrian. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 7:58 AM ET 219 Million Polio Vaccines Delivered to Pakistani Children iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - ABU DHABI,Nov 16 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provided over 219 million polio vaccine units to more than 43 million Pakistani children between 2014 and September 2017, through its anti-polio drive in the country. The UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE-PAP) was launched under the directives of President Sheikh. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 7:00 AM ET Renewable Energy Training Programme for Pacific Island Countries Launched iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - ABU DHABI,Nov 27 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has launched a two-year renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid. The training is being led. (more...)

Dec 1, 2017 7:41 AM ET Global Green Growth Week 2017 Kicks Off in Addis Ababa — iCrowdNewswire - Dec 1, 2017 - By IPS World Desk     ADDIS ABABA, Oct 9 2017 (IPS) - The Global Green Growth Week 2017 (#GGGWeek2017), in its second year, will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from October 17 – 20 to discuss ways to scale up green growth in Africa and around the world.. (more...)

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Legal Newswire

The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Intel Corporation

Jan 16, 2018 6:40 AM ET

NEW YORK  --The Klein Law Firm announces the commencement of an investigation…

INVESTOR ALERT: Holzer & Holzer Announces Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Investors in Aradigm

Jan 16, 2018 6:30 AM ET

ATLANTA --Holzer & Holzer, LLC announces that a class action lawsuit has…

Gainey McKenna & Egleston Announces A Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Aradigm Corporation (ARDM)

Jan 15, 2018 9:10 PM ET

NEW YORK,  -- Gainey McKenna & Egleston announces that a class action…

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Disclosure Newswire

KNOT Offshore Partners LP Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Cash Distribution

Jan 16, 2018 7:50 AM ET

ABERDEEN, Scotland  --KNOT Offshore Partners LP (NYSE:KNOP) (“The Partnership”) Distribution The Partnership…

Vermilion Energy Inc. Announces Acquisition of Oil Assets in Southeast Saskatchewan and Southwest Manitoba

Jan 16, 2018 7:35 AM ET

CALGARY,  - Vermilion Energy Inc. ("Vermilion", the "Company", "We" or "Our") (TSX, NYSE: VET)…

The global market for NRAM will grow to $850 million by 2023, up from $75 million in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 62.5%

Jan 16, 2018 7:20 AM ET

NEW YORK,  -- The global market for NRAM will grow to $850 million by 2023,…

SSR Mining Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2017 Production Results and 2018 Guidance

Jan 16, 2018 7:00 AM ET

VANCOUVER,  - SSR Mining Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRM) (TSX: SSRM) ("SSR Mining") reports fourth quarter and year-end…

Obsidian Energy Announces Full Year 2017 Production Above Guidance & Provides Operational Update

Jan 16, 2018 6:50 AM ET

CALGARY,  - OBSIDIAN ENERGY LTD. (TSX/NYSE – OBE) ("Obsidian Energy", the "Company", "we",…

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Artificial Intelligence Newswire

Twitter vuelve a golpear a las afirmaciones de que sus empleados supervisan los mensajes directos

Jan 16, 2018 4:00 PM ET

Twitter está rechazando las afirmaciones hechas por el grupo activista conservador Project…

Airbnb ahora les permite a los usuarios pagar menos por adelantado para las reservas

Jan 16, 2018 3:40 PM ET

Airbnb anunció hoy una nueva función que ayudará a los usuarios a…

Apple pidió responder al grupo de consumidores de China sobre la desaceleración de los iPhones más antiguos

Jan 16, 2018 2:40 PM ET

Apple ahora enfrenta preguntas sobre cómo desacelera los iPhones más antiguos en…

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Cryptocurrency Newswire

Switchgears Market Manufacturers, Growth Driver, Regional Outlook and Forecast to 2025

Jan 16, 2018 5:53 PM ET

Switchgears Market 2018 Industry Research Report provide the details about Industry Overview and…

Fresh Fish and Seafood Industry:2018 Global Market Growth, Trends and Insights Analysis Report

Jan 16, 2018 3:18 PM ET

A market study based on the „Fresh Fish and Seafood Market“ across…

ArcBlock, the World’s First Blockchain Ecosystem for Decentralized Applications, Is Building the Foundation for Blockchain 3.0

Jan 16, 2018 9:50 AM ET

Robert Mao, former researcher with Microsoft Research, serial entrepreneur, and technology innovator,…

Atlantic Power Corporation Releases Statement in Response to Amended Schedule 13D Filing by Mangrove Partners

Jan 16, 2018 9:40 AM ET

Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) (TSX: ATP) ("Atlantic Power" or the "Company") today…

Recruiter.com Partners With HireMatch.io to Launch the First Decentralized Blockchain Global Recruitment Token and Platform

Jan 16, 2018 9:30 AM ET

Job seekers, employers, and recruiters all over the world will be able…

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Research Newswire

Global Cloud Monitoring Industry Market : Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2022

Jan 17, 2018 2:04 AM ET

Bharat Book Bureau Provides the Trending Market Research Report on Global Cloud…

Home Theater Audio Systems Market – Industry Size, Share, Analysis & Trading Growth to 2022

Jan 17, 2018 2:03 AM ET

Intrigued market members, partners and financial specialists will discover the report valuable…

X-ray Particle Analyzer Market Size and Analysis by Leading Manufacturers with Its Application and Types 2018-2022

Jan 17, 2018 2:02 AM ET

Industry Overview of X-ray Particle Analyzer Market: This report shows Global forecasts on X-ray…

Cloud Natural Language Processing Market Rising Demand in Latest Trend, Growth by Size, Application & Forecast 2024

Jan 17, 2018 2:01 AM ET

MaketStudyReport.com adds a new Cloud Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market Research Report…

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The Civil Society Newswire

  • Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda

    By Baher Kamal      A group of women in Mogadishu, Somalia, after leaving Toro-Toro, 100 kilometres away, because of a lack of water and food. Credit: OCHA ROME, Sep 11 2017 (IPS) - When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by...(read more...)

  • Climate Scientists Use Forecasting Tools to Protect Caribbean Ways of Life

    By Zadie Neufville     The remains of abandoned shade houses that one farmer attempted to build to protect his crops from the effects of climate change in Trinidad. Credit: Jewel Fraser/IPS KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) - Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability...(read more...)

  • Money Talks at One Planet Summit in Paris

    By Paris Correspondent      Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at the One Planet Summit in Paris. Credit: AM PARIS, Dec 14 2017 (IPS) - As funding to combat climate change has lagged behind lofty words, the One Planet Summit in France...(read more...)

  • Locals Learn to Live in Harmony with Drought in Brazil’s Semi-arid Region

    By Fabiana Frayssinet      João Afonso stands amidst his watermelons and other forage plants on his farm in the municipality of Canudos, in the state of Bahia, in Brazil’s semiarid Northeast. Thanks to water and soil management techniques, the droughts are not so hard on him, his crops or...(read more...)

  • Disasters Bring Upheaval to Sri Lanka’s Rural Economy

    By Amantha Perera      The worst drought in 40 years has forced thousands in Sri Lanka to abandon their livelihoods and seek work in cities. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPS PERIYAKULAM/ADIGAMA, Jan 5 2018 (IPS) - Last year was an annus horribilis for 52-year-old Newton Gunathileka. A paddy smallholder from Sri...(read more...)

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