Solar Energy Useless Without Good Batteries in Brazils Amazon Jungle — Global Issues

Solar panels with a capacity to generate 30 kilowatts no longer work in the Darora Community of the Macuxi people, an indigenous group from Roraima, a state in the far north of Brazil. The batteries only worked for a month before they were damaged because they could not withstand the…

The Mayan Train Pierces the Yucatan, the Great Jungle of Mexico — Global Issues

The Mayan Train (TM), run by the government’s National Tourism Development Fund (Fonatur), threatens the Mayan Jungle, the second largest in Latin America after the Amazon rainforest. its ecosystems and indigenous communities, as well as underground caves and cenotes – freshwater sinkholes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that…

Money Laundering & Corruption Risks in Latin America — Global Issues

Opinion by Lakshmi Kumar (washington dc) Tuesday, January 03, 2023 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, Jan 03 (IPS) – The writer is the Policy Director at Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank specializing in research, advocacy, and advisory services.Over the last decades, the private investment fund sector has…

Generation and Self-Consumption, the Path to Clean Energy in Argentina — Global Issues

Aerial view of the 5000 square meter roof full of solar panels, in one of the pavilions of La Rural, the busiest fair and exhibition center in Buenos Aires. It is the largest private solar park in the capital of Argentina and required an investment of almost one million dollars….

Biodiversity Agreement Historic But Difficult to Implement — Global Issues

Government delegations celebrate the close of the historic negotiation at COP15 of the New Global Framework on Biodiversity in the early hours of the morning on Monday Dec. 19, at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal, Canada. CREDIT: Mike Muzurakis/IISD by Emilio Godoy (montreal) Monday, December 19, 2022 Inter Press Service…

Digital Treatment of Genetic Resources Shakes Up COP15 — Global Issues

The executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, highlighted on Friday Dec. 16 the results of the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and fair benefit sharing at an event during COP15 in the Canadian city of Montreal. But the talks have not reached an…

New Political Agreement Finally Tackles Venezuela’s Social Crisis — Global Issues

The World Food Program has been active in Venezuela since last year, delivering bags of food to families of schoolchildren in some poor areas, such as remote areas accessed by river in the Arismedi municipality, in the southwestern plains state of Barinas. CREDIT: Gabriel Gómez/WFP by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Thursday, December…