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Juggling Carbon Consumption and Social Gains

Posted on 07 December 2010 by admin

By Emilio Godoy

CANCĂšN, Dec 7, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Latin American economies are caught on the horns of a dilemma: how to reduce their carbon consumption without sacrificing economic and social development. Subsidies for the development of renewable energies and for learning new technologies need to be increased urgently, experts say. Continue Reading

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Recyclers Tout Benefits of Their Trade

Posted on 06 December 2010 by admin

By Emilio Godoy

CANCĂšN, Dec 6, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Ezequiel Estay began collecting glass bottles in 1991 after losing his job with the Chilean media conglomerate Copesa. Now, years later, he heads Chile’s National Movement of Recyclers and is a leader of the Latin American Recyclers’ Network, which is questioning the climate benefits of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
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Joyas naturales se fugan de Chile

Posted on 24 November 2010 by admin

Garra de león, Leontochir ovallei, flor nativa del desierto de Atacama y comerciada en el exterior.  Crédito: Cortesía INIA

Garra de león, Leontochir ovallei, flor nativa del desierto de Atacama y comerciada en el exterior. Crédito: Cortesía INIA

Por Daniela Estrada

SANTIAGO, nov (IPS/IFEJ/TerraViva) – Cactus, flores, arbustos y un sinnĂşmero de otros organismos genĂ©ticos salen cada dĂ­a de Chile para ser estudiados, mejorados, patentados y comercializados. A falta de regulaciĂłn, el paĂ­s sĂłlo los mira pasar. Continue Reading

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Waves and high tides are eating away at the beaches in Costa Rica’s Cahuita National Park, where the vegetation is uprooted and washed into the sea. Credit: Diego Arguedas/IPSInformal gold mining is the main source of mercury emissions in Latin America. An artisanal gold miner in El Corpus, Choluteca along the Pacific ocean in Honduras. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPS.Community leader Olga Vargas and her granddaughter Valery (backs turned to the camera) chat with local residents on one of the hiking paths that the Women’s Association created in the Quebrada Grande reserve. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPSIn Quebrada Grande, the Agrarian Development Institute dedicated 119 hectares of land to forest conservation, which the Womens’ Association has been looking after for over a decade. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPS
The expansion of pineapple cultivation to the north of the capital San José has put pressure on forests in Costa Rica. There are pineapple plantations and a packing plant right behind the Quebrada Grande reserve. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPSOlga Vargas next to the greenhouse with which the Quebrada Grande de Pital Women’s Association began to revitalise its sustainable business, whose priority is reforestation. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPSIsabel Michi carefully tends seedlings in the greenhouse on her small organic farm in the settlement of Mutirão Eldorado in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPSThe mural of scraps of plastic and other recyclable materials made on the community centre wall by the people of Santa Rosa de Aguán to celebrate their way of life and the beauty of Garífuna women, and remind the town of the need to mitigate climate chang

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