No growth boost from developing economies says World Bank By Nick Beams

In the years immediately following the global financial crisis of 2008, the claim was frequently advanced that, while the major capitalist economies were severely impacted, the so-called developing economies would provide a new base for world growth. This upbeat assessment has looked increasingly fragile in the recent period. It has now been officially buried in the latest report on the …

Letting Corporations Sue Governments Protecting the Environment is No Way to Solve the Water Crisis – Maude Barlow, Meera Karunananthan

As the world looks for innovative solutions to solve the rapidly worsening water crisis, two Salvadoran experts toured Canada this month to promote a simple strategy that could save the public billions of dollars.   Yanira Cortez, Deputy Attorney for the Environment for El Salvador’s Human Rights Ombudsperson’s Office and Marcos Gálvez, President of the Association for the Development of …

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Vaccination Is The Driving Force Behind The Destructive Evolution of Viruses and Pharmaceutical Companies Know It – DAVE MIHALOVIC

The most common argument used by public health officials and the medical community to justify “no exceptions” on mandatory vaccination laws is that unvaccinated people pose a serious health threat to others who “cannot be vaccinated,” such as the immunocompromised. For them, unvaccinated children pose a big danger and even threaten the health of fully vaccinated children. These statements are …

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World’s Water Future Demands Action Today

In 2050 there will be enough water to produce food for a global population of nine billion, but over-consumption and climate change will increase water scarcity in the planet’s neediest regions, finds a new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Water Council. The report, “Towards a water and food secure future” was released Tuesday at …

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Poor Farmers Bear The Brunt Natural Disasters In Developing Countries

Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector, finds a new Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) study released in Sendai, Japan on March 17, 2015 at the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction. Media reports and a FAO news release said: Twenty-two percent of …

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Poor Countries To Need $400bn A Year To Fight Climate Crisis

Poor countries should receive between US$400 billion and US$2 trillion per year from rich countries by 2050 to help them cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fight climate crisis, finds a new paper published on March 16, 2015 by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at …