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Solar energy to illuminate a forgotten island in Nigeria

By Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna "The lack of electricity on this island dampened my dreams of creating job alternatives for young people," said Onos, 35, most of the villagers live from fishing, and since there is no electricity they smoke fish and try to sell it fast, often cheaply.
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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By Efrén Diego Domingo On September 13 of this year, the United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with 143 votes in favor. Let us remember that States alone will not comply with this important instrument. “Explanations of legal situations must be disseminated without the author taking them seriously.
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Africa accuses rich countries of letting the Kyoto Protocol languish

By Wambi Michael The African Group and other negotiators from less developed countries at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which began on Monday 1 in Lima, express their concern about the slowness to give legal force to the Kyoto Protocol, the only international instrument against global warming that commits the industrialized North to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
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Peru - Bolivia. Bandits on the border

By Pablo Cingolani The formula to understand what happened on the road to Apollo is now complete: the boom in illegal gold extraction in Bolivia, another of the productive dimensions of Andean capitalism, is exploited by another socio-cultural component of the historical scenarios and worldwide where there were and are gold rushes: thieves.
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GMO Free Zones, an extended precautionary measure beyond smear

By Gabriela Vázquez The GMO Free Zones are intended to protect local populations. In the absence of long-term toxicity tests and other adequate studies, the proven threats posed by GMOs to the environment and small-scale agriculture, more than 170 European regions have decided to ban their cultivation in open fields. As a precautionary measure.
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Another more devastating “Niño” is coming

By Víctor Alvarado The Peruvian scientist, Jorge Manrique Prieto, an expert in satellite remote sensing, warned in an interview from Utah (USA) where he works professionally, that a gigantic mass of hot water of 31 degrees temperature is forming in the South Pacific, of thousands of km2 of extension that will arrive at the Peruvian coast next August, and that will be more devastating than the current one produced by masses of hot water of only 27 degrees of temperature.
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