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Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Quinoa: un Boom sin fin

 04/26/2017 - 07:58
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La producción de quinoa tiene una larga tradición en el altiplano andino. Entre 2006 y 2013, Perú y Bolivia pudieron beneficiarse del boom de su consumo en Europa y Estados Unidos, pero la masificación de su producción en los años siguientes ha puesto en jaque el frágil equilibrio socioeconómico y medioambiental de una región que aún no ha logrado salir de la pobreza. 

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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

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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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

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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