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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America’s national parks are facing multiple threats, despite being central to the frontier nation’s sense of itself, reports The Guardian
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
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
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.
Ecuador’s leading environmental group Acción Ecológica responds to the government’s attempt to close the organization down, reports The Guardian
Vice Magazine analyzes the Dakota pipeline protests and the future of liberal activism
Undisturbed for centuries, the ruins of a city in a barely accessible region of Honduras suggest an ancient apocalypse, reports The New Yorker.
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.
The oil and gas industry is quickly amassing power in Trump's Washington, according to The Washington Post.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Tampa was once dubbed "Cigar City", but its last cigar factory is about to disappear, like Fidel Castro, the most iconic cigar smoker, did last week.
Among those most worried about the future of the city is Eric Newman, whose family has been making 31 brands of cigars, including Cuesta-Rey, Diamond Crown and La Unica, for three generations, reports The Washington Post.
For 121 years, the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has produced millions of cigars and shipped them worldwide, while the rest of 149 surrounding factories shuttered their doors or outsourced overseas.
Wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation in the nation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea.
While president-elect, Donald Trump, wants to cancel an order to build a new model of the Air Force One, arguing that it would cost more than $4,000 milion, a small Latin-American country like Uruguay is debating if it really needs a presidential plane:
For the last two years, Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez has been trying to acquire a presidential plane to travel abroad, but the Audit Court has recently rejected the purchase process because only one company submitted a bid.
President-elect Donald J. Trump once called Climate Change "a Chinese Hoax". He has promised to boost the national mining industry and help coal to come back again, despite pollution and environmental hazards it may cause. And he has threatened to dismantle President Obama's effort to counter climate change.
So, it felt normal yesterday when he announced that he has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, or the E.P.A.
Philadelphia DAPL protest.
More than 100 "homeless" dogs in Philadelphia have been saved by the Penn Vet’s Shelter Dog Specialty Medical Treatment Project, a charity program that covers the expenses needed to treat the acute medical problems of shelter dogs in order to give them a better chance of being adopted.
At least 33 people were killed in a deadly fire that started during a ‘secret’ concert in the East Oakland warehouse (California), last Friday.
The 10,000 –square-foot building , known locally as the Oakland Ghost Ship, an artists collective, was full with old furniture and religious statues, musical instruments, velvet cushions, hanging lamps and spiritual tchotchkes.
If you are following the news about the Dakota Pipeline and youd’d like to catch up on what’s happening in Standing Rock, you need to read more about the historical underpinnings of the conflict and go back to the Founding Fathers, which sounds boring, but it’s not.
Dog fighting is deeply rooted in the Mexican culture, but it could soon be banned. Last week, the Mexican Senate green-lighted draft legal reforms which would, if passed, see organization of events banned at the federal level. Animal rights activists have been fighting against dog fight for many years, arguing that the dogs are brutally treated.