In Colombia, Saving the Rivers that Remain

Nature Conservancy - Science

A freshwater ecologist reflects on protecting Colombia’s special rivers. The post In Colombia, Saving the Rivers that Remain appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field

Mutual credit in Colombia: Mercedes Bidart of Quipu Markets

Low Impact

Mercedes, you’re from Argentina, the project was born at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where you did a Masters; and the project is being launched in Colombia. More than 70% penetration in Colombia – more than 3 times the African level.

An indoor-outdoor home in Colombia is remodeled with local reclaimed wood


Located at the top of a mountain in Colombia’s Calandaíma River Valley, Casa Volcanes is a stunning home that promotes indoor-outdoor living and natural materials. Read the original here: An indoor-outdoor home in Colombia is remodeled with local reclaimed wood.

Project Legacy earns LEED Gold for circular, sustainable design


William McDonough + Partners announces the opening of “Project Legacy,” an innovative Cradle to Cradle building designed for Universidad EAN (UEAN) in Bogotá, Colombia

Illegal beef farmers promote deforestation in Chiribiquete National Park


Leading supermarkets in Colombia are stocking and selling beef that may be produced illegally in protected nature areas. The ICA is in charge of vaccinating all herds of cattle in Colombia, whether they live in protected areas or not.

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Illegal beef farmers promote deforestation in Chiribiquete National Park


According to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), there are known links between protected ecosystems, cattle ranching and the supply chain behind the beef sold in Colombia

A botanic garden to save an endangered Colombian ecosystem


Threatened ecosystems in Colombia have a new ally in El Tropicario. A new addition to the Bogotá Botanical Gardens, the project seeks to conserve native plants

Project Legacy earns LEED Gold for circular, sustainable design


William McDonough + Partners announces the opening of “Project Legacy,” an innovative Cradle to Cradle building designed for Universidad EAN (UEAN) in Bogotá, Colombia. The building achieved LEED Gold certification and is among the first academic buildings in Colombia to be LEED-certified. Business Eco Green circular economy colombia dorado-national elementary grizzly-flats leed monument-fire tuesday

This Colombian modular home is surrounded by Monkeypod trees


Located in Valle del Cauca, Colombia , the Mon Paradis House is made up of two spacious modules connected by a wooden deck and center pergola. Related: An indoor-outdoor home in Colombia is remodeled with local reclaimed wood One module exists as the main living space, with floor to ceiling windows, a kitchen and an adjoining side porch for lounging or entertaining.

Could contraception for pigeons be a humane option for population control?


Wolf: We have registrations now in Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan. Business Eco Green animals center chemistry city colombia design development interview malaysia physics

Green-roofed Casa 23s porous facade opens and closes to save energy


On the outskirts of the town Villeta in Colombia, Bogotá-based architecture firm Arquitectura en Estudio (aRE) has completed Casa 23, a holiday home that relies on passive strategies to save energy and stay naturally cool without air conditioning. Eco Green a-holiday-home colombia contemporary house mexico passive solar sandstone teak

Ocean-based sequestration heats ups


In 2018, for instance, Apple announced that it would back a project to protect and restore 27,000 acres of mangrove forest on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Business Eco Green apple carbon colombia data earth nature planetary-hydrogen pressures running shopifyOcean-based sequestration heats ups Jim Giles Mon, 02/01/2021 – 00:30 This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here.

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World Environment Day (WED) 2020

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For This Event Will Feature Live Feed from Host Country Colombia and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Stockholm, 5 June 2020–Climate social network leader ‘We Don’t Have Time’ supported UN World Environment Day.

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Nature’s Climate Solutions

Cool Green Science

These are just three examples among many that The Nature Conservancy is pioneering in Indonesia, China, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Mexico, all 50 U.S. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today. As we race to solve the climate challenge with technology—innovating clean energy solutions that lessen our reliance on fossil fuels—we often overlook the fact that nature has worked as a carbon store for hundreds of millions of years.

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Meet the urban planner responsible for San Francisco’s car-free Market Street


Related: Car-free Sundays are the norm in Colombia’s capital city, Bogotá Inhabitat: We love your motto — Designing urban centers with the fundamental organizing principle of ‘people first’ creates more humane, inclusive and socially connected cities. Eco Green colombia country design europe home market media mission-rock perkins public transportation san francisco shared shared-public study urban design

Ecological unequal exchange is helping Europe maintain its leading role, greenhouse gases and overconsumption

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Colombia in Latin America imports every year around 10 million tons but their exports are about 70 million tons. “To secure future oil imports USA is now using “force to reassert dominance” via “state terror and coercion” in Afghanistan and Iraq.&#. Ecological unequal exchange, or the zero-sum model, can help us understand many things about the world’s international trade, political order and environmental degradation.

Seven Things We Learned by Listening to Those That Make Water Funds Happen

Nature Conservancy - Science

Leah Bremer and Kelly Meza Prado report back from a mission to listen to the people and communities that make up the multi-layered social-ecological fabric of Colombia's water funds. Ideas Agriculture Human Well-Being Nature + People Sustainability Top 10 Water

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Since we can't figure out the answer to scientific questions.we don't need to fund scientific research

Environmental Economics

But in Colombia, a recent study of nearly 12,000 pregnant women infected with Zika found zero microcephaly cases. According to a new report by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), the number of missing cases in Colombia and elsewhere raises serious questions about the assumed connection between Zika and microcephaly.

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Corona reinvents sustainable packaging by launching beer pack made using barley - giving the essential beer ingredient a new life

Green (Living) Review

The new packaging will launch today with an initial 10,000 six-packs rolling out as a pilot in Colombia in March, followed by Argentina later in 2021 as Corona looks to scale the new solution globally.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Colombia. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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Superadobe Homes Built Of Sandbags Rise Around The Planet

Green Prophet

SuperAdobe structures in Colombia. Neder Khalili. Neder Khalili (1936 to 2008) was an Iranian-born architect whose vision of sustainable building for the relief of the poor has been realized in communities around the world.

SaveOneLife boot sole detects land mines within a 6.5 foot radius

Green Prophet

Colombia and Egypt share at least one unfortunate plague: land mines. Nearly 20 percent of the world’s land mines are strewn throughout Egypt’s western desert and the Sinai peninsula , while in Colombia, they have killed 2,000 people over the last two decades. Lemur Studio designed a life-saving solution – SaveOneLife.

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Videos & articles to accompany upcoming book on new economy built around mutual credit

Low Impact

Mercedes Bidart on mutual credit in Colombia. I have a contract to produce a book about growing a new economy ‘in the cracks in capitalism’, with mutual credit at the core.

John Thackara: ‘Strange’ ideas don’t sound so strange in strange times

Low Impact

I interviewed Mercedes in Colombia. She went over to Africa to see what they were doing, and she’s doing the same thing in Colombia now. This is part 2 of a conversation with John Thackara.

There were 227 environmental defenders killed in 2020


Colombia (65 murders), Mexico (30 murders) and the Philippines (29 murders) were the most dangerous countries for those defending land. As if it’s not bad enough that the world is suffering from weather extremes and other climate-related disasters, last year a record 227 environmental defenders died for protecting the planet, according to an annual report by Global Witness.

Experts Say Change In Diet Is Instrumental In Ending Hunger

Green (Living) Review

"Sustainable and healthy diets will require a move towards a mostly plant-based diet," Colin Khoury, a biologist at the Colombia-based International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, told Reuters. The U.N. plan to end worldwide hunger by 2030 focuses on eating more vegetables and reducing food waste. oes everyone in your family, group of friends or workplace have the same diet? While I love chocolate, I have friends who can’t eat it.

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Making a little Disco Soup for brunch with leftover food in Lebanon!

Green Prophet

Since the beginning of 2012, the Disco Soup anti-food waste phenomenon has spread to Holland, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Colombia and South Korea, serving thousands of meals to the sound of dance music, sparking creativity, boldness and solidarity amongst people of all origins, ages and social backgrounds. On the occasion of World Food Day, Beirut will play host to the funkiest food salvage event in history: Disco Soup!

Latin Nations to Receive Climate Change Help

Eco Friendly Daily

Projects are expected to take place initially in the Latin American region, notably in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, while other projects will be launched in other parts of the world in the future. As the effects of climate change become ever more prominent, it is also clear that many of the world’s poorer countries will be the ones to suffer the most, despite having contributed the least to CO2 emissions.

11 million jobs filled in renewables and solar is on top!

Green Prophet

Brazil, Colombia, and Southeast Asia have labour-intensive supply chains where informal work is prominent, whereas operations in the United States and the European Union are far more mechanised. . The workforce in renewable energy is growing at a fast clip. Get the latest report from the international agency, IRENA based in Abu Dhabi.

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Returning memories to a spotless mind

Green Prophet

This finding emerged from a new international study undertaken at the University of Haifa in cooperation with the Weizmann Institute and the Universities of Colombia, Cambridge, and Zurich. Your brain state before you build a memory determines if you will remember it or not?

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Blue Carbon, Cocoa Agroforestry, & Bioacoustics: Meet the The 2017 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

Estimating forest carbon in Colombia. In Colombia, little is known about forest carbon stocks and their dynamics under land-cover conversion to productive systems like agriculture, forestry outputs, or other land uses. Conservation needs innovative science, but it also needs articulate scientists who can convey the full impact of their work to a wide variety of audiences.

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Mutual credit in Africa: interview with Will Ruddick of Grassroots Economics

Low Impact

I interviewed Mercedes from Quipu Markets in Colombia. I’d like to introduce Will Ruddick, who set up the Grassroots Economics Foundation in Kenya around ten years ago, that runs a very successful mutual credit network (called the Sarafu Network) there. Hello Will.

Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance


The mountain range extends from Venezuela, through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and the norther tropical portion within Argentina and Chile. Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today.


Green (Living) Review

Fair trade producers from Mexico and Colombia to Ghana and Indonesia experienced a record number of climate change influenced disasters, including landslides, severe floods and crop failure. While governments, scientists, civil society and others convened at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the U.N.’s s weather agency reported that 2011 was the 10th hottest year since records began in 1850.

Sainsbury’s challenges the country to go bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight

Green (Living) Review

Whether it's providing farming communities with computer equipment for schools in Apartado in Colombia or building and improving housing projects in the Dominican Republic, the premiums generated from Fairtrade banana sales contribute massively to livelihoods of those in the developing world. To see how buying Fairtrade bananas makes a difference to producers in Colombia and for more information on Sainsbury's Fairtrade Fortnight activity visit Sainsbury's Fairtrade Fortnight page.

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World Bank Tests Nature Accounting Project

Eco Friendly Daily

A total of ten nations will be taking part in the trial period of the project, including India and Colombia. The United Nations report, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, determined that loss of biodiversity worldwide cost between 2 and 5 trillion globally each year. This was part of the discussion during the recent Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Nagoya, Japan.

Nader Khalili Earth Architecture Arrives in Kuwait

Green Prophet

This year, full, one-week workshops are being offered in Spain and Colombia, and tomorrow, Kuwaiti students will be treated to a brief introduction. Bringing the merits and techniques of earth architecture to those unable to travel to the California Institute of Earth Architecture founded by Nader Khalili in 1986 was always the internationally-renowned architect’s priority, and it finally came to fruition in 2011 at the first six-day onsite International Workshop in Australia.

Better Growth, Better Climate

The Green Changemakers

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate was commissioned by seven countries - Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Norway, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom - as an independent initiative to report to the interational community. One of the most critical and urgent challenges facing countries today is achieving economic prosperity and development while also combating climate change.

Hippos Amok, Missing Ocean Plastic, TroutBlitz & More

Nature Conservancy - Science

Pablo Escobar’s hippos are wreaking havoc in Colombia. Deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar imported hippopotamuses to his estate in the Colombian countryside. Other animals imported for his personal zoo have been relocated, but the hippos continue to wreak havoc in the region. Photo credit: Flickr user Riccardo Cuppini under a Creative Commons 2.0 license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

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New Species Found As More Disappear

Eco Friendly Daily

In a recent expedition into the Darien region of Colombia has found 10 new species of amphibians, including one new species of salamander. It seems like every single day, species are disappearing all over the planet and we hear about it. We learn of species that are incredibly unique, who are gone from the Earth forever. It is sad to hear this because our actions are causing these species to disappear before many are ever found.

Mitsubishi's mock Electriphobia Research Institute to allay fears surrounding EVs


Hydro Quebec, British Colombia Police Department and Saskatchewan’s SaskPower are among the first consumers to have purchased the hatchback. Sonia Renthlei: Determined to wipe out lingering concerns surrounding electric vehicles, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada will launch the mock Electriphobia Research Institute at Green Living Show in Toronto on April 16th.

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Camera Traps, Reef Restoration & Satellite Imagery: Meet the 2015 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

Developing robust and replicable methods for wetland, forest and carbon monitoring systems in Colombia based on the Advanced Land Observing Satellites. Colombia’s Magdalena River Basin originates in the Andes Mountains and flows through almost every Andean ecosystem — from cloud forests to coastal lagoons — making it highly biodiverse.

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Why should Ecuador be on everyone bucket list?

Green Prophet

Though a relatively small country compared to its neighbors Colombia and Perú, Ecuador has much to offer. It can get overwhelming to choose your next vacation destination, especially given that you may only have 3 weeks out of the entire year to travel. Wherever you choose to go, it better be worth it, right? Despite the fierce competition – I mean, there are so many incredible destinations – Ecuador belongs in your top ten. Here’s why. Small, but diverse.