In El Salvador climate change is already a reality

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Al Jazeera English has an interesting article about El Salvador and how the Central American country is dealing with the already present and devastating effects of climate change. "Climate " Read it: Climate change ‘number one issue’ Quick Read Central America climate change El Salvador Global Warming

El Salvador’s El Carmen Estate Photoessay: How Your Morning Cuppa Gets Made

Eco Chic

El Salvador is one of the premium coffee-growing countries in the world, situated in an ideal location for growing java. EcoExperiencias , who organizes eco-focused tours in El Salvador, got us an insider tour of the beautiful El Carmen Estate, which grows, dries, processes, packages and ships (and roasts, for the local markets) Ataco Coffee that’s sold to Starbucks and Illy. Escapes coffee el carmen estate el salvador illy solar power Starbucks

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Salvadoran Farmers Successfully Oppose the Use of Monsanto Seeds

Green (Living) Review

Farmers across El Salvador united to block a stipulation in a US aid package to their country that would have indirectly required the purchase of Monsanto genetically modified (GM) seeds. "Transnational companies have been known to provide expired seeds that they weren’t able to distribute elsewhere," said Vides, who heads the Diversified Production program at the Mangrove Association, a community development organization that works in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador.

New Field Guide: Central America

10,000 Birds

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama make up Central America. Anyway, those countries have about 1261 species of birds, and the newly minted Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama (Princeton Field Guides) by Andrew Vallely and Dale Dyer covers 1,194 of them (plus 67 probably accidentals).

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

So, if you are going to write a field guide on the birds of the countries south and east of Mexico–Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—it makes the utmost sense that you embrace the whole geographic area. This book is a field guide treat for traveling birders and birders who love to fantasize about travel, answering that age-old question, “I’m going on a trip to [fill in the blank—Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras], what field guide should I use?”.

Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

I had just moved to El Salvador in 2009 on a Fulbright grant, about to embark a study of food sovereignty of organic coffee farmers to follow up on my senior thesis (Tellman et al. The hardest and fastest rains in El Salvador’s recorded history pummeled us for four hours on November 7 of that year, triggering mudslides that buried alive nearly 300 people and made thousands more instantly homeless. El Salvador is the most deforested country in Latin America (FAO 2011).

WWF Calls for Substantial Conservation Measures for Tuna and Sharks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Celsias

The members of the IATTC are: Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, France, Guatemala, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Chinese Taipei, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

And the results are indicative, representative and nothing short of surprising: Brunei, The Gambia, Belize, Jamaica, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea and Panama top the list. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website.

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Rwanda Dreaming

10,000 Birds

And the results are indicative, representative and nothing short of surprising: Brunei, The Gambia, Belize, Jamaica, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Panama and Haiti top the list. The beginning of the northern summer is a good time (as any) to dream of some of the most biodiverse places on Earth. No, I am not talking of Brazil or Columbia, they are not just in the tropics but more importantly, they are officially huge.

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It is not radical Islam that worries the US – it is independence

Green (Living) Review

The claim, however, was that the Western world was in need of being rescued from a Soviet-inspired communist takeover and they went even thus far as to claim that the Sandinistas were supplying the El Salvadorian rebels with arms via a land route. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is not radical Islam that worries the US – it is independence that worries them and not just independence of states where the religion is Islam; it is independence per se.

What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

Green Prophet

Juan José Daboub, founding CEO of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Institute and a member of the ND-GAIN advisory board, is a former finance minister of his native El Salvador, and is also former managing director of the World Bank. My country, El Salvador, went literally from hardship to investment-grade in a relatively short period of time,” Daboub said. “We

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New Cases Show Risks of Trade Deals

Sierra Club Compass

Last week, for example, people gathered in front of the World Bank to protest an investment case brought by Oceanagold Corporation, an Australian mining company, against El Salvador, simply because the country denied the company a gold mining permit. Communities in El Salvador are concerned about mining’s costs to water quality, since 90 percent of the country’s surface water is already heavily contaminated.

Birding in Honduras, Part I: Highlands

10,000 Birds

One of these islands may have been the present day Northern Central American Highlands which includes Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and parts of extreme southern Mexico (Chiapas). We spent our last afternoon birding with Alex at Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park which allowed us to explore some of the Arizona-like pineland habitat we drove by the other day. In September, I had the fantastic opportunity to travel to an increasingly popular destination for birding: Honduras.

The Moron – sorry Mormon – World

Green (Living) Review

The Wycliffe Bible Translators played – being a part of the CIA – an extremely great role in the destabilization of many countries in Central and South America that were led, for a while, by socialist governments, such as Nicaragua, or worked hard against the popular uprisings in El Salvador and Honduras. Many groups are still in Honduras (and El Salvador) making mischief on behalf of the US agencies. Mormonism: A religion based on witchcraft?

A Bit Dreamy, A Lot Indy: Quirky and Sustainable Swimsuit Picks

Eco Chic

That’s me above, in my pretty green ridged cross top and tie-side bikini bottom , swimming in a mountaintop pool in El Salvador. I can’t wait to start swimming again soon, and just seeing cozzies (that’s swimsuits in Australian!) for sale again makes me happy in the most delightful way. But I don’t like the typical, ordinary suits-by-the-dozen on the racks at department stores; I tend towards the quirky and unique ones (just like the rest of my style).

The myth about a bloody October Revolution

Green (Living) Review

According to CIA and others the Nicaraguan Sandinistas were supplying the “rebels” in El Salvador with weapons via a land route. Nicaragua and El Salvador were the operating ground of United Fruit Company with its own army which was, basically, a CIA force and the same goes for Cuba and other Central and South American countries where the people wanted to go a different route to that prescribed by the USA, such as Chile.

Developing countries doing more to save climate – Developed country leadership missing

Green (Living) Review

Bonn, Germany, May 3, 2013 – The Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) group, today, reminded developed countries that developing countries are doing more than their fair share to save the climate at the close of the first round of climate talks. A recent study by the Stockholm Environment Institute and Oxfam reveals that developing countries are going to contribute more to cutting greenhouse gases than developed countries.

How to Make it as a Travel Writer: Tips from Author Julian Smith

Wend Magazine

A buddy and I researched, wrote, edited and published guidebooks on El Salvador, Ecuador, Virginia and the 4 corners. To most of us, it sounds like a dream–climb an incredible mountain, trek through uncharted territories, explore rare cultures, scribble your thoughts along the way, come home and share it with the world–oh, and get funded (and paid) to do it. But this dream is the reality for some people–like Julian Smith.

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What is the National Bird of Nicaragua?

10,000 Birds

The Guardabarranco is described by Salvador Cardenal, one-half of a leading Nicaraguan musical duo named after the national bird, as “like a trogon, a beautiful bird of the rain forest. El Salvador also so honors Eumomota superciliosa but there the bird goes by the moniker Torogoz. home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / What is the National Bird of Nicaragua?

New England Patriots Head to Nicaragua

Eco Friendly Daily

Other countries receiving Bears shirts included Chad, Chile, Bolivia, , El Salvador, and Zimbabwe. Seconds after the New York Giants claimed victory in Super Bowl XLII, the players were sporting caps proclaiming their status as champions – this of course meant that similar caps and apparel emblazoned with the Patriot’s logo, were sitting unused and unwanted on the sidelines.

Putting Reforestation On the Dollar Menu

Green Living Ideas

Trees growing at a TWP sponsored nursery in El Porvenir, El Salvador. Their work in countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua hasn’t gone un-noticed. What can you get for a dollar these days? Well, a quick google search would show that you can buy any wide number of items for such a bargain. Things like cheeseburgers, music downloads and you’re favorite watered down brew can all be had for such a price.

Could America’s 250 Percent Tariff on Chinese PVs Help the Mideast?

Green Prophet

When the US raised tariffs against Japan for “microchip dumping” in the 1990s, chip manufacturing quickly migrated to Singapore, China, Mexico, El Salvador and other parts of Asia and Central America. The United States Department of Commerce ruled yesterday that Chinese photovoltaic panel prices were below production costs and therefore their sale constituted dumping.

Harry's Nuts! declared elephant friendly

Green (Living) Review

Liberation Foods is co-owned by farming groups from Malawi , Mozambique , Bolivia , Brazil , Nicaragua , Peru , El Salvador and India. Harry’s Nuts!, the Fairtrade salted nuts from Harry Hill, have been declared ‘Elephant Friendly’ thanks to the work of Fairtrade cashew farmers in India in protecting an endangered species. The snacks are available in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and other outlets and the packs of cashews have an extra environmental boast with each munch.

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These Rivers, Mountains, and Lakes Are Getting Legal Rights: It’s About Time

Eco Chic

These ideas have begun to take root with the Rights of Nature Movement spreading across the globe to other countries including Bolivia and El Salvador where courts and lawmakers have also granted ecosystems legal standing. Photo of Mt Taranaki courtesy of rschuurman via kiwiwise. Te Awa Tupua [ Whanganui River Claims Settlement ] is an indivisible and living whole, comprising the Whanganui River from the mountains to the sea, incorporating all its physical and metaphysical elements.

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Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

10,000 Birds

So, basic info is followed by a self-described “lighthearted” description of the species by Pete Dunne, ranging from the familiar (Lesser Black-backed Gull is “Black-backed Gull ‘lite’–a slimmer, trimmer triathlete of a gull”) to the ingenious (California Gull is “a Herring Gull drawn by El Greco with a Mormon cricket in its mouth.”). I’m not a larophile*, but some of my favorite birders are.

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International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Cooperating Non-members: Belize, Indonesia, Senegal, Mexico, El Salvador, Ecuador and Vietnam. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii. Over four hundred delegates and observers from Pacific nations and territories as well as the European Commission participated in the meeting.

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Can We Restore…Everything? 100 Words from Hobbs, Ellis, Marvier & Others

Nature Conservancy - Science

She co-founded Fundacion CEIBA, an El Salvador-based NGO that focuses on disaster risk reduction, violence prevention, environmental issues and youth participation. Weeds in a vacant lot. Photo © Michael Coghlan/Flickr. Can a vacant lot be….a a dangerous idea?

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2011: A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Come

Green Blog

Each year’s average temperature is determined by a number of factors, including solar activity and the status of the El Niño/La Niña phenomenon. In western El Salvador, nearly 1.5 Global Warming 2011 carbon emissions climate change El Niño extreme weather La Nina rising temperatureThe global average temperature in 2011 was 14.52 degrees Celsius (58.14 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Introduction to the Gift Economy

The Green Changemakers

[link] This web site is offered to you in an attempt to give a new perspective, to shift the paradigm according to which we now interpret the world towards a paradigm which will make social change easier. If you are willing to shift your perspective, read on! Women and the Gift Economy Contents Acknowledgements v Introduction: A Radically Different Worldview is Possible Genevieve Vaughan 1 I.

Not Just the NRA - Center for Media and Democracy

PR Watch

Also in 1984, while he sat on the ALEC board, Pratt and GOA presented a plaque to notorious El Salvador death squad leader Robert DAubuisson in 1984 for his "continuing efforts for freedom in the face of communist aggression which is an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere." Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

St Kitts & Nevis (21.8), Nigeria (21.8), Fiji (21.8), Guinea (22.5), Mauritius (22.5), Cuba (23.3), Togo (23.3), Vanuatu (24.0), Philippines (24.0), Malawi (24.0), Mali (24.9), Chad (24.9), Sri Lanka (25.8), Uganda (26.7), Dominica (26.7), St Lucia (26.7), Egypt (27.7), Niue (27.7), Ghana (27.7), Moldova (28.8), Grenada (28.8), El Salvador (30.0), Guinea-Bissau (30.0), Tanzania (30.0), Djibouti (30.0).

Spring of Sustainability - FREE 3 month online teleseminar events

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HIghly recommended: a FREE series of live, online and teleseminar events where you can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 pioneers of sustainability.

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Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Honduras?Land of Love & Peace? ~ Richard Phares | elephant.

Elephant Journal

Today I found on the internet an article published by El Tiempo , a local Honduran newspaper, covering another senseless murder. Gangs from Guatemala and El Salvador are controlling the streets of San Pedro Sula and other important cities in Honduras, including the capital town, Tegucigalpa. Photo courtesy of El Tiempo. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter.

Free documentary Films Archive

The Green Changemakers

Late Night Sunrise - The story of the resistance in Cabanas, El Salvador, to the El Dorado mine, owned by Canadian mining company Pacific Rim. [link] Documentary Films Archive Life After People (History Channel) - Complete Season One - What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? This isn t the story of how we might vanish it is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind.

Urban Upgrading

The Green Changemakers

View the topics in the index below by clicking on the red button. View photographs of 'Success Stores' from projects around the world. What is a slum ? What is urban upgrading ? What is needed to make it work ? What is the demand for upgrading? What are the benefits of upgrading? Why have Government programs failed to reach the poor? What about the urban – rural linkages ? Will it cost a lot? Are the costs sustainable ? Why is community involvement important?

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