Posts Tagged Latin America

Food Shocks Becoming More Frequent Due to Extreme Weather, Conflict…

An update on food production research from Yale Environment 360 considering increases in the frequency of such due to extreme weather events and geopolitical issues: https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict Advertisements

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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Climate Change Leading to Water Shortage in Andes, Himalayas…

Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers at The Ohio State University who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/56269-climate-change-leading-to-water-shortage-in-andes-himalayas

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They’re Blue, Pink and Purple, and No One Has Ever Seen Them Before…

(Intro from nytimes.com) Deep in the Atacama Trench off the coast of Chile, researchers discovered three new species of snailfish… Read the full article here: They’re Blue, Pink and Purple, and No One Has Ever Seen Them Before…

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Major 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Venezuela…

A report on the earthquake from nbcnews.com: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/major-7-3-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-venezuela-n902706

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Interesting facts #33…

Facts about rainforests Rainforests are found all over the world — in West and Central Africa, South and Central America, Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Australia — on every continent except Antarctica. They are vitally important, producing most of the oxygen we breathe and providing habitat for half of the planet’s flora and fauna… Read more […]

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Is the Global Era of Massive Infrastructure Projects Coming to an End?…

The world’s wild places have been badly carved up by decades of roadbuilding, dam construction, energy exploitation, and other megaprojects. Now, as the financial community, environmental groups, and local citizens increasingly oppose big infrastructure development, the tide of environmental destruction may be turning… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-the-global-era-of-massive-infrastructure-projects-coming-to-an-end

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Pelé Beyond Football…

An article from ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/pele-beyond-football/

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Prize awarded to women scientists from developing world…

Intro:  Five women scientists from the developing world have been awarded an international prize for research that promotes socio-economic development and a better quality of life… Read the rest of this article at scidev.net: https://www.scidev.net/global/gender/news/prize-awarded-to-women-scientists-from-developing-world.html

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Deforestation in the Tropics…

Tropical forests around the world play a key role in the global carbon cycle and harbour more than half of the species worldwide. However, increases in land use during the past decades caused unprecedented losses of tropical forest… Read the article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/53898-deforestation-in-the-tropics

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Latin America Makes Headway Against Land Degradation…

SANTIAGO, Jan 30 2018 (IPS) – Two-thirds of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have already submitted or are preparing to submit to the United Nations their land degradation goals, to combat a problem that threatens agriculture and the lives of their people… Read the article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/01/latin-america-makes-headway-land-degradation/

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Back-to-Back Hurricanes Take Heavy Toll on the Caribbean…

Source (ipsnews.net): Back-to-Back Hurricanes Take Heavy Toll on the Caribbean | Inter Press Service

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Photos: Colorful Blooms Sprout Across the World’s Driest Desert…

Some beautiful photos from Chile’s Atacama desert (livescience.com): https://www.livescience.com/60289-atacama-desert-flower-bloom-2017.html

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Agony of Mother Earth (I) The Unstoppable Destruction of Forests | Inter Press Service… 

“The world’s forests are being degraded and lost at a staggering rate of 3.3 million hectares per year”…  Read the report here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/05/agony-of-mother-earth-i-the-unstoppable-destruction-of-forests/

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Caribbean Rolls Out Plans to Reduce Climate Change Hazards | Inter Press Service… 

Climate change news from the Caribbean region: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/04/caribbean-rolls-out-plans-to-reduce-climate-change-hazards/

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Business as Usual: A Resurgence of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon – Yale E360… 

An environmental news update from Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/business-as-usual-a-resurgence-of-deforestation-in-the-brazilian-amazon

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Climate Impact on Caribbean Coral Reefs May Be Mitigated If… | Inter Press Service… 

A Caribbean climate news report from ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/04/climate-impact-on-caribbean-coral-reefs-may-be-mitigated-if/

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