Nov 092010
 

Source: IPS By Jane Regan and Marcela Valente Neither hurricanes nor floods, nor the devastating January earthquake or Haiti’s chronic political instability managed to wipe out the organic gardening initiative underway in that country since 2005. The seed was planted in Argentina twenty years ago.  Some 13,000 Haitian families (90,000 people in all) currently work […]

Nov 092010
 

Source: La Via Campesina Over a thousand women and men, farmers, indigenous people, urban and rural people affected by social and environmental destruction are planning to march in 5 caravans towards Cancun, Mexico, in protest against the indolence of the dominant countries and capitalists of the world gathering for the conference of the UN Framework […]

Nov 092010
 

Photo Essay by MIMUNDO.ORG   On a historic day, residents from the municipality of Santa Cruz del Quiché – one of Guatemala’s most important hubs and the birthplace of the Maya K’iche’ people – unanimously rejected the exploitation of natural goods and resources, in particular through mining and hydroelectric activities. “Due to the lack of […]

Oct 272010
 

Source: Informed Comment By Juan R. I. Cole Here are carbon dioxide emissions per capita by country, calculated from data at the US Department of Energy’s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC): and here is the new Maplecroft estimation of the countries most likely to be adversely affected by climate change, as reported by WaPo’s […]

Oct 122010
 

Este informe especial por Noticias Aliadas contiene los siguientes articulos  “Agricultura y ganadería a gran escala afectan equilibrio ecológico: Modelo de producción expansivo no toma en cuenta los impactos ambientales y sociales que provoca” Por Andrés Gaudin “Cambio climático golpea un recurso escaso: el agua Fuentes de recursos hídricos están siendo alteradas en región andina, […]

Oct 122010
 

This dossier on Climate Climate, published by Latinamerica Press includes the following articles: “Farming takes environmental toll: Expanding industry fails to take environmental damage into account.” By Andrés Gaudin in Buenos Aires “Higher temperatures spell trouble: Urgent measures needed to mitigate effects of rapid glacier melt” By Milagros Salazar in Lima “Warming’s unavoidable consequences: Less […]

Sep 012010
 

Source: Latinamerica Press Susan Abad in Bogota The vulnerable ecosystems thousands of Colombia’s campesinos and indigenous communities live in – from glacier-fed river valleys to the jungle – are especially at risk to climate change, and with the trend far advanced, the country is opting for adaptation. Now, these communities are teaming up with government […]

Sep 012010
 

Source: Oxfam   Young people’s views on climate change –Viet Nam This booklet contains a small selection from 20,000 entries in the “Climate is changing, so is our life” competition for students throughout Viet Nam. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training and Save the Children, Oxfam organised this competition as part of […]

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