Posted on 14 December 2010 by admin
By Stephen Leahy*
UXBRIDGE, Canada, Dec 14, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Development in Africa could falter as climate change grips the continent, increasing the length and severity of droughts and floods by altering precipitation patterns, among other impacts. Continue Reading
Posted on 03 December 2010 by admin
Uruguayan cattle out to pasture. Credit:Courtesy of the Uruguayan Society of Hereford Breeders.
By Marcela Valente*
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 3, 2010 (TierramÃ©rica/TerraViva) – Some of Latin America’s major cattle-producing countries will begin working as a team in 2011 to quantify the greenhouse-effect gas emissions from their bovine industry — and to come up with options for reducing them. Continue Reading
Posted on 02 December 2010 by admin
By Daniela Estrada*
SANTIAGO, Dec 2, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The wide-ranging knowledge about climate variation possessed by native people and other small farmers, such as the people in one region of Colombia, is almost a perfect match to scientific measurements recorded on high-tech instruments. Continue Reading
Posted on 30 November 2010 by admin
Ganado uruguayo pastando. CrÃ©dito: CortesÃa Sociedad de Criadores de Hereford del Uruguay.
Por Marcela Valente
BUENOS AIRES, nov (TierramÃ©rica/TerraViva) – Algunos de los grandes productores de vacunos de AmÃ©rica Latina trabajarÃ¡n en equipo desde 2011 para cuantificar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero de la actividad ganadera y para plantear opciones de mitigaciÃ³n. Continue Reading
Posted on 28 November 2010 by admin
The refurbished Tere Yam community shelter in Riviere Cyrique, Dominica is a multi-use facility serving 595 villagers. Credit:Joan Joyce/IPS.
By Zadie Neufville*
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 28, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Residents in the communities around Trinityville in the eastern parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica are used to being stranded for several days at a time. Continue Reading
Posted on 25 November 2010 by admin
An experimental grass crop at CIAT's Colombian headquarters. Credit:Neil Palmer/Courtesy of CIAT.
By Constanza Vieira*
BOGOTÃ, Nov 25, 2010 (TierramÃ©rica/TerraViva) – Colombia, with 24 million head of cattle, is showcasing two advances towards reducing the 13 percent of climate-changing gas emissions attributed to livestock production around the world. Continue Reading
Posted on 24 November 2010 by admin
Cultivo experimental de brachiaria en la sede colombiana del CIAT. CrÃ©dito: Neil Palmer â CortesÃa CIAT
Por Constanza Vieira
BOGOTÃ, nov (TierramÃ©rica/TerraViva) – Colombia, con 24 millones de cabezas de ganado, exhibe dos avances para reducir ese 13 por ciento de gases de efecto invernadero que se le achaca a la industria planetaria de rumiantes. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 November 2010 by admin
Farmers are rapidly reforesting the Humbo plateau, thanks to carbon finance. Credit: WorldVision.
By Omer Redi*
ADDIS ABABA, Nov 22, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – It has been decades since the people of the Humbo Woreda have been self-sufficient in food. A Clean Development Mechanism project – Ethiopia’s first – is restoring the environment and sustaining livelihoods along with it. Continue Reading
Posted on 17 November 2010 by admin
An irrigation pond in rural Chiapas, Mexico. Credit:Mauricio Ramos/IPS.
By Emilio Godoy*
MEXICO CITY, Nov 17, 2010 (TierramÃ©rica/TerraViva) – Without financing, many Mexican farmers cannot improve their ageing irrigation systems, which are essential if Mexico is to withstand the effects of climate change and reduce its emissions of greenhouse-effect gases.
Posted on 09 November 2010 by admin
Aerial view of the Moon Palace hotel, to host COP16, where an aero generator is to be installed without an environmental impact study. Credit:Courtesy of Mexican Centre for Environmental Law (CEMDA).
By Emilio Godoy*
MEXICO CITY, Nov 9, 2010 (TierramÃ©rica/TerraViva) – The beauty of the Mexican Caribbean resort city of CancÃºn may have been one reason for choosing it to host the upcoming global summit on climate change. But CancÃºn has little to recommend it as a model for adapting to the challenges posed by climate change.