Poverty

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Driven by the United States, global demand for food-based biofuels such as corn ethanol is unsustainable, threatening the food security of some of the world's poorest people and endangering already strained land and water resources, according to a new research published this week. " Mandating Hunger: The Impacts of Global Biofuels Mandates and...
Jon Queally, staff writer
On the verge of retirement, noted environmentalist and celebrated systems...
Josh Butler, Inter Press Service
A youth smokes diamba (marijuana) at a gang base in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. (Photo: Tommy Trenchard/IPS)
The world’s youth unemployment rate may be “six or seven times” what the...

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At a Funeral For A Home commemorating "the slow decline and gradual rebirth" of a West Philadelphia neighborhood and the lives therein, the Unique Miracle Drill Team marched, the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Choir sang "Precious memories, how they linger," and residents gathered to celebrate the long life of a lone rowhouse and, with its demolition, "return its brick, mortar, wood, and steel back into the earth.” The resurrection-themed communal ceremony, in one of five nationwide neighborhoods...