Carey L. Biron, IPS News

Carey L. Biron is a staff reporter for Inter Press Service.

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:30am
US Proposes Major Debt Relief for Ebola-Hit Countries
WASHINGTON - The United States proposed this week that the international community write off $100 million in debt owed by West African countries hit hardest by the current Ebola outbreak. The money would be re-invested in health and other public programming. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 8:15am
As TPP Trade Talks Miss Third Deadline, Opponents Claim Momentum
WASHINGTON - For the third year in a row, government negotiators for 12 Pacific Rim countries have missed an internal deadline to reach agreement on a controversial U.S.-led trade deal. And though negotiators for the accord, known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), say the process is nearing...
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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 4:15pm
Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Overseas Mining Abuses
The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the country’s massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified here Tuesday before an international tribunal. The Inter-American Commission on...
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Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:15am
Flimsy UN Agreement Means There May Be 'Not Much Forest Left To Save' by 2030
WASHINGTON - Heads of state, civil society groups and the leaders of some of the world’s largest companies this week urged their peers to sign on to a landmark new global agreement aimed at halting deforestation by 2030, even as others are warning the accord is too lax. The New York Declaration on...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:30pm
US, Brazil Nearing Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees
The U.S. and Brazilian governments are moving into the final stages of weighing approval for the commercialisation of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees, moves that would mark the first such permits anywhere in the world. The Brazilian government is slated to start taking public comments on...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:45am
Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counter Climate Change
WASHINGTON - The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests. In what researchers say is the most detailed study on the issue to date, new analysis suggests...
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Friday, July 18, 2014 - 8:00am
US Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil
WASHINGTON - Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force European countries to import particularly dirty forms of oil...
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