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In Colombia, a model town for sustainable adaptation to climate change

 04/24/2017 - 02:50
Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

The town of El Torno, in Colombia's northern province of Sucre, was seriously affected by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:45am
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Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms receives ALBA Human Rights Award

 04/17/2017 - 03:01
 Director of the non-governmental organization Proactiva Open Arms, Oscar Camps, poses with crew members during the presentation of the new ship 'Golfo Azurro' in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 23 December 2016. EPA/ALEJANDRO GARCIA
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Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO which has helped and rescued some 37,000 migrants in the Aegean and central Mediterranean Sea, on Sunday received the 2017 ALBA / Puffin Award for human rights activism in New York.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 3:00am
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 Director of the non-governmental organization Proactiva Open Arms, Oscar Camps, poses with crew members during the presentation of the new ship 'Golfo Azurro' in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 23 December 2016. EPA/ALEJANDRO GARCIA

Alicia Machado bares all for PETA's campaign against fur

 04/13/2017 - 04:51
Photo provided by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) showing Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado posing for PETA Latino's anti-fur campaign. EFE/PETA/ROBERT SEBREE
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Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado is baring it all for PETA Latino"s anti-fur campaign, vowing that she would "rather go naked than wear fur" in a new ad.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:45am
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Photo provided by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) showing Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado posing for PETA Latino's anti-fur campaign. EFE/PETA/ROBERT SEBREE

La era Trump: un preámbulo post apocalíptico

 04/11/2017 - 13:19
(3 de abril de 2017) Dos obreros que caminan sobre la tierra agrietada del fondo de la presa "Sábanas Blancas", que se encuentra por debajo del mínimo de su capacidad de embalse en la provincia de Ciego de Ávila (Cuba). EFE/Alejandro Ernesto
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Las estrategias diplomáticas de la nueva administración en la Casa Blanca no creen ni en Discovery Channel.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:15pm
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(3 de abril de 2017) Dos obreros que caminan sobre la tierra agrietada del fondo de la presa "Sábanas Blancas", que se encuentra por debajo del mínimo de su capacidad de embalse en la provincia de Ciego de Ávila (Cuba). EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

How Cubans deal with the worst drought in a century

 04/10/2017 - 05:59
Two people filling containers with water at a neighbor's house, in the province of Ciego de Avila, Cuba on Apr. 3, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto
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Cuba is undergoing one of the worst droughts in over a century, which this year has principally struck the central regions of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus and Camaguey, where the critical state of the aquifers not only affects the population, but also agriculture, which has had to be shifted to dryland farming.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:00am
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Two people filling containers with water at a neighbor's house, in the province of Ciego de Avila, Cuba on Apr. 3, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Disaster in Colombia

 04/03/2017 - 02:32
Residents of Mocoa, Colombia, move among the city's ruins on April 2, 2017, after a mudslide wiped away portions of 17 neighborhoods, killing more than 200 people. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed Sunday that at least 210 people died and 203 were injured in the mudslides that buried or wiped away part of the city of Mocoa, promising that the southern jungle city will be rebuilt.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:30am
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Residents of Mocoa, Colombia, move among the city's ruins on April 2, 2017, after a mudslide wiped away portions of 17 neighborhoods, killing more than 200 people. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

Trump moves to dismantle Obama's climate legacy with executive order

 03/28/2017 - 17:36
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

The president said this would put an end to the "war on coal" and "job-killing regulations".

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:15pm
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

Para Trump proteger el medio ambiente “es una pérdida de dinero”

 03/28/2017 - 10:42
El presidente de Estados Unidos Donald Trump firma la resolución H.J. 57, EFE/Andrew Harrer

State Department Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

 03/24/2017 - 10:44
Fuente: The New York Times
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Trump continues to deliver on his electoral promises, or at least that's what it looks like.

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