The Economist named Uruguay the Nation of the Year thanks to him.

Elephant Journal

A recent viral image of Uruguay’s president I hoped to shed a little light on who this man really is. José Mujica José Mujica, currently the president of Uruguay, is know for being a rarity among powerful […]. “Poorest” president in the world. Photos and text credit: via Imgur. I hope this does him justice.

Top 10 ethical destinations in the developing world

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World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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Uruguay Developers offer Cheaper Power from Private Windfarms


Uruguay’s, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining Ramon Mendez, notined that by 2015 Uruguay could have $1.3 billion dollars of wind farms after developers promised cheaper electricity than that from conventional fuel powered plants. Mendez added that Uruguay’s national power company Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas (UTE) could purchase electricity from 600 megawatts of projects from companies that participated in an auction for new wind farms, four times more than expected.

TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

A review of the birdcentric novel “Accidentals” (the title of which is in the plural for a reason)

10,000 Birds

She lives part-time in Uruguay and is co-director of the Fiction Meets Science program at the University of Bremen, Germany, which seeks to bridge the “two cultures” of science and literature.

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Lockdown Serendipity

10,000 Birds

The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture is a mostly solitary vulture, found from Uruguay to Mexico. Because of our age, Mexico’s rising COVID-19 numbers, and my wife’s anxiety about infectious diseases in general, we have been in total lockdown at the Lewis home. TOTAL lockdown.

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Poor Countries Tap Renewables at Twice the Pace of Rich

Green (Living) Review

A study of 55 nations -- including China, Brazil, South Africa , Uruguay and Kenya -- found that they’ve installed a combined 142 gigawatts from 2008 to 2013. Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded. The 143 percent growth in renewables in those markets compares with an 84 percent rate in wealthier nations, which installed 213 megawatts, according to a report released today by Climatescope.

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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

It is also developing five new hydropower plants, Uruguay. Uruguay has been recognized for its excellent water quality and forestry protection offered to its citizens and tourists alike. Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012. It is nice to be with family during the holidays but for some it can be a challenge.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

401-600 sp: Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay; the Sahel countries (Africa), Namibia and Botswana; Central Asian countries and Cambodia. 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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Improving conditions for Waste Pickers

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “The time will come,” says Marcelo Conde, a 40-year-old garbage sorter who has been digging through trash for recyclables for as long as he can remember, with some pride, “when 80 percent of the raw material used by industry in Uruguay will be recycled waste products”. And, he may not far wrong and not just for Uruguay but everywhere and that is the very reason why it is criminal to destroy waste that could become a resource by burning it in incinerators.

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Feijoa muffins with jelly recipes

Green Prophet

Sweet, musky feijoa fruit (Latin name: Acca sellowiana) is native to the southern highlands of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. Some spoon the flesh out to eat, some peel the fruit. It’s also known as the pineapple guava.

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Is the White-naped Xenopsaris Migratory? or The Limits of Citizen Science

10,000 Birds

I wondered about whether that could be extrapolated for the region (Santa Fe) or even the whole southern part of its range (Argentina and Uruguay). That’s a question you’ve probably never asked yourself. There’s a decent chance you’ve never even heard of it before. I hadn’t until a little over a month ago when while flicking through one of my volumes of the Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) I came across it.

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Great Great Grebe.

10,000 Birds

From southern Brazil on the east coast, it extends down through Uruguay and Argentina as far as the cape. Despite having only revealed 6 pictures on my Kylie Minogue calender so far, I may already have a candidate for Best Bird of the Year. The Great Grebe , Podiceps major , is a bird of South America where it frequents large waters and coastline on both sides of the continent. The nominate is found to the west in Chile with a separate population in NW Peru.

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Israel allows medical cannabis exports (finally!!!)

Green Prophet

If all goes according to plan, Israel may become the second Western country to actually export medical cannabis, with Uruguay being the first, since 2017. Following a flurry of rumors which has caused Israeli investors to become “high” on purchasing cannabis company stock running to invest in companies like iCan exportation of medical cannabis from Israel may be nearer to reality.

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Justin Trudeau takes a gamble on legalising cannabis

Green Prophet

Canada will be the second country in the world to legalise weed after Uruguay. The world is waiting with baited breath over the legalisation of what will be Canada’s most important cash crop: medical cannabis. But cannabis has been administered in the grey area for more than a decade at compassion clinics. Its new Prime Minister vowed to make cannabis fully legally recreationally as well as medicinally in 2018 and well, he was true to his word. It wasn’t a hard bet to make.

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When it comes to water cooperation, where is the Middle East?

Green Prophet

The establishment in 2010 of the Commission on the Administration of the River Uruguay, following the peaceful resolution of a bitter dispute between Argentina and Uruguay, is an example of the political necessity of administrating environmental matters in an effective and preventive manner.

Birding Hokkaido

10,000 Birds

Photographs taken on these travels and locally have been published in several field guides, including the Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding , Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight , and Birds of Argentina & Uruguay: A Field Guide. Ian Davies lives in Manomet, Massachusetts, and is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in Widlife Ecology and Conservation.

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Lunar Eclipse Tonight: How to Watch It


As the full eclipse will only be visible from the eastern half of Africa, eastern Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, the Middle East, Central Asia and western Australia. Google’s homepage may have cued you into this, but in case you are out of the loop…Calling all people of earth! A lunar eclipse is upon us, aka the earth’s shadow completely blocking the sun. The moment of lunar eclipse will begin at 1:24 p.m. EDT and end around 7 p.m. EDT, peaking at 4:12 p.m.

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UN agency head highlights Brazil’s role in promoting family farming and transforming rural communities

Green (Living) Review

For example, FIDA-MERCOSUR, an IFAD-sponsored programme, encourages policymakers to share successful policies and practices in favour of family farming across the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Rome, 18 July 2016 – Brazil has a lot to teach the world about the importance of family farmers, said the President of the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F.

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Beyond flying – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

We only have to look at the flooding this month in the UK, Argentina, Uruguay and elsewhere to see that.

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Land of Savages

Wend Magazine

Shot for a fish ” the story of a seal killed by a fisherman was written when I went to Uruguay. Disclaimer - GRAPHIC and DISTURBING images (see the full entry here ). Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” Henry David Thoreau. It seems that lately, I have been writing more about the tragedies I am witnessing than the beauties of exploring this incredible planet.

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Wanted: Crew Member to Sea Expedition

Green (Living) Review

On the expedition that sails between Walvis Bay, Namibia to Montevideo, Uruguay (Jan 5th – Feb 4th), Electrolux and 5 Gyres will be trawling the South of the Atlantic, for plastic. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Electrolux and the well renowned research organization 5 Gyres are going on a joint expedition where Electrolux and 5 Gyres are trawling the South Atlantic for plastic.

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Meat laundering, Middle East style

Green Prophet

According to Kolbotek’s narrator, Rafi Ginat, it now appears that literally thousands of tons of frozen meat, imported from countries like Argentina, Uruguay and Australia are treated with a solution of water and sodium triposphate, also known by the code name of STPP M212. Israel’s dubious meat industry gets more sickening: we’ve already covered exposes of poultry fed with feces and pumped with toxic contaminants.

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Get Cozy in Autumn 2009’s Luxest Eco Friendly Knits

Eco Chic

Made from 100% eco friendly Merino wool from Uruguay. If I spend a bit on any one piece of clothing this winter, it will be a gorgeous knit. I’ve found that over the years, the pieces I’ve kept the longest from the cold seasons have been sweater-dressing separates; a great wool dress, a chunky knit vest, fine-gauge tights from Germany, my favorite scarf. Below are top contenders for space in my closet.

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Verizon selects 12 Internet of Things startups that may change your world

Green Prophet

Chipsafer – Smart Agriculture (Montevideo, Uruguay – [link] To help farmers monitor their herds of animals such as cattle for higher yield, the company has developed a wearable device that monitors animals’ behavior remotely, autonomously, and in real-time.

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New Whale Research Intended To End IWC Scientific Whaling

Eco Friendly Daily

Many countries have indicated their support of the Southern Ocean Research Partnership, and they include: the United States, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Uruguay, Costa Rica, France, Italy and Australia. The International Whaling Commission has an exception in their ban on commercial whaling which allows killing of whales for scientific research.


The Green Changemakers

His distinguished career has taken him from Saudi Arabia, to Mexico, to Uruguay, to Canada. In Uruguay, he was Director of the Geography Department at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Montevideo. DIVERSITY, GLOBALIZATION, AND THE WAYS OF NATURE Danilo J. Anton IDRC 1995 ISBN Out of print e-ISBN 1-55250-150-7 234 pp. Disponible en español The conquest of the Americas was the first step on the path to globalization.

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The Top 7 Environmentally Friendly Countries

Eco Friendly Daily

Uruguay. Think Local, Act Global. Many of us think in broad gestures and grand schemes, especially when it comes to the environment. “Think local and act global,” they say. Measuring sustainability on an international scale is a task that requires placing what seems almost unmeasurable into neat columns and categories. Exactly how do you measure a concept like sustainability? Sustainability is a dynamic concept that evolves over time.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

The annual per capita GHG pollution for each country in 2000 with the land use contribution included (tonnes CO2-e per person per year) was used (the available data for Uruguay was the 2005 per capita data without the land use contribution included). years ), Singapore (5.1), Czech Republic (5.2), Liberia (5.2), Netherlands (5.3), Russia (5.3), Nicaragua (5.4), Finland (5.5), Oman (5.6), Palau (5.6), Brazil (5.6), Uruguay (5.7), Denmark (5.8).

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay also added wind power in 2013. At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people. New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013.

CULTIVATING PEACE Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resource Management

The Green Changemakers

CULTIVATING PEACE Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resource Management Edited by Daniel Buckles IDRC /World Bank 1999 ISBN 0-88936-899-6 e-ISBN 1-55250-251-1 300 pp. Disponible en français / Disponible en español Conflict over natural resources — such as land, water, and forests — has for ages been widespread.

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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).

Collaborative List – April 2018

10,000 Birds

Redgannet added another splash of colour to the collective profile by falling asleep on a boat and waking up in Uruguay , the 44th country to feature in the list. April’s number are below; 11 countries were visited by 9 beats; Australia, USA, UK, India, Serbia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brazil, New Zealand and Argentina.

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Birds and football! What a combination!

10,000 Birds

If you are planning a visit to see the opening game in Sao Paulo or any of the 5 subsequent games to be played there (England will play Uruguay on June 19. On June 12th, FIFA’s Football World Cup will kick off in Brazil, with the home side hosting Croatia for the opening match in Sao Paulo. Anticipation is building as the date approaches and football fans will soon be arriving in the city to pay homage at the birthplace of Brazil’s fabulous version of the beautiful game.

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