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A Pinch of Salt for Bolivia's Economy

 01/17/2017 - 03:14
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Electric car boom fuels interest in Bolivia’s fragile salt flats, but extraction could threaten the fragile ecosystem of the world’s largest salt flat, reports The Guardian

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 2:55am
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A view of Purmamarca, in Jujuy (Bolivia). The village is part of the Sixth Stage of the Dakar Rally, that has been suspended due to rain. On the other side, the country' salt flats are a source of lithium carbonate, needed to produce batteries for electric cars. Photo: EFE/David Fernández

The Last Blossom: Can America’s National Parks Survive?

 01/16/2017 - 03:10
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America’s national parks are facing multiple threats, despite being central to the frontier nation’s sense of itself, reports The Guardian

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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:49am
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Yosemite valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Photo: Commons/Wikimedia

The Truth behind Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy

 01/10/2017 - 11:47
A view of Turriabla volcano in Costa Rica this week. Photo: EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas
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Costa Rica produced 98% of its electricity last year without fossil fuels but the sustainable success story unravels with the rising demand for gasoline and cars, reports The Guardian

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 11:33am
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A view of Turriabla volcano in Costa Rica this week. Photo: EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas

Artisanal Charcoal to be the first Cuban Export to US in 50 years

 01/10/2017 - 11:04
Artisanal charcoal will be the first Cuban export to the U.S in more than 50 years. Containers waiting to be shipped at Mariel Special Economic Zone (ZEDM) in Artemisa (Cuba). Photo: EFE/Archive 
 
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A former U.S lawyer has made a deal with Cuban government to buy 40 tons of charcoal from cooperative farms, which will be the first export llegally allowed after Obama eased trade embargo

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:48am
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Artisanal charcoal will be the first Cuban export to the U.S in more than 50 years. Containers waiting to be shipped at Mariel Special Economic Zone (ZEDM) in Artemisa (Cuba). Photo: EFE/Archive
 

 

Global Warming Is Biggest Threat to Polar Bears

 01/10/2017 - 04:42
Polar Bear jumping in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway. Climate change is the biggest threat to the survival of the polar, according to Federal wildlife officials. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Federal wildlife officials on Monday called climate change the biggest threat to the survival of the polar bear and warned that without decisive action to combat global warming, the bears would almost certainly disappear from much of the Arctic, reports The New York Times.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:31am
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Polar Bear jumping in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway. Climate change is the biggest threat to the survival of the polar, according to Federal wildlife officials. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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
EFE/Esteban Biba
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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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EFE/Esteban Biba

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

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Guatemalan indigenous leader Rodrigo Tot poses during an interview with EFE in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba
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Rodrigo Tot, born in central Guatemala during the mining boom of the 1960s, spent much of his 59 years in a tenacious battle against the mining industry in the Lake Izabal region.