Environment

Ecuador Environmentalist Group Struggles to Survive

 01/09/2017 - 04:43
 Shuar Dance in Logroño, Ecuador, 2010. Ecuador group Acción Ecológica has been accused to promote violence from the Shuar indigenous people against the construction of a new Copper mine. Photo: Commons/Wikimedia
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Ecuador’s leading environmental group Acción Ecológica responds to the government’s attempt to close the organization down, reports The Guardian

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Monday, January 9, 2017 - 4:18am
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 Shuar Dance in Logroño, Ecuador, 2010. Ecuador group Acción Ecológica has been accused to promote violence from the Shuar indigenous people against the construction of a new Copper mine. Photo: Commons/Wikimedia

Lost City: Ancient Ruins amid the Honduran Rain Forest

 01/05/2017 - 10:56
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Undisturbed for centuries, the ruins of a city in a barely accessible region of Honduras suggest an ancient apocalypse, reports The New Yorker.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:44am
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Is Maple Syrup Production responsible for one of the biggest Agricultural Crimes of All Times?

 12/16/2016 - 03:55
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Vanity Fair reports from inside Quebec's great multi-million maple syrup heist and denounce the monopoly games played by the FPAQ, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers.

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Friday, December 16, 2016 - 3:34am
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The warm weather means maple syrup time at the farm. The weather in the woods was still a bit cool and the sap still running slow, but the warm-up next week should change that.Photo: Jason Dean/Wikimedia COMMONS

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, named secretary of Energy

 12/15/2016 - 05:58
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The oil and gas industry is quickly amassing power in Trump's Washington, according to The Washington Post.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:30am
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The former Texas governor has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change and has defended oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. EFE / ALBIN LOHR-JONES / POOL

Fast Track

 12/14/2016 - 03:30
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Will the US get a high-speed rail network like in Europe or Japan? Not in the near future, but some meaning progress has been made.

With a mix of privately funded projects and upgrades to what already exists, America’s trains are finally set to speed up in the near future, reports City Lab.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 3:11am
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Clean Air Gates

 12/13/2016 - 03:58
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Bill Gates is afraid that the new Donald Trump Administration won't take climate change and emissions reduction as a priority. Therefore, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft announced on Monday the start of a fund to invest in transformative energy research and development to reduce carbon emissions. 

Mr. Gates’s new investment fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, is intended to capitalize on the government-backed research through partnerships with other research and academic institutions.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 3:33am
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Bill and Melinda Gates during their visit to the Oslo Opera House in June 2009. Photo: Kjetil Ree/Commons Wikimedia

La renovación del American Legion Playground abre una nueva etapa para los parques de la ciudad.

 12/12/2016 - 19:41
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La presidenta de la Comisión de Parques y Recreación de Filadelfia, Kathryn Ott Lovell, presidió ayer junto al Concejal Bobby Henon y varios miembros de la comunidad, la ceremonia inaugural del American Legion Playground, en el noreste de Filadelfia,en motivo de la finalización de las obras de renovación recientes.

La modernización del parque es fruto de las continuadas quejas por parte de los habitantes de la ciudad, no solo del noreste, que lamentan la falta de espacio para que los niños puedan jugar y aprender.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 8:26am
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Updates to American Legion Playground: A Sign of More Parks to Come

 12/12/2016 - 19:30
City of Philadelphia and the Department of Parks & Recreation

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell initiated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Councilman Bobby Henon and community members at American Legion Playground in Northeast Philadelphia to celebrate the completion of recent renovations.

This is coming off the heels of several criticisms through the city, not just the Northeast, that children need places to play and learn in the area.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 8:26am
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City of Philadelphia and the Department of Parks & Recreation

La Última Calada

 12/12/2016 - 03:57

 

 

EFE / Agencias. Con toda una vida dedicada a la elaboración artesanal de tabaco, Wallace Reyes no le da más de "quince o veinte" años de existencia a una industria que ha marcado la historia de la ciudad de Tampa (EE.UU.), en la costa oeste de Florida y que llegó a ser llamada la "capital mundial del puro".

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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 3:31am
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El museo de historia de Tampa tiene una sección dedicada a la industria tabaquera. La ciudad llegó a llamarse Cigar City. Photo: Christopher Collins/Wikimedia Commons

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