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Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo is choking with oil slicks and algae. Troubled Waters

Venezuela might raise gas prices for the first time in nearly two decades

Green Blog

Venezuela has the world’s cheapest gasoline prices – where a refueling of your car cost you as little as 5 cents for nearly 4 liters. There have to be big debates in Venezuela about the price of gasoline,” Vice President Jorge Arreaza told Venevision earlier this month. “We Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver and now President of Venezuela. This is not the first time increased gas prices is on the topic in Venezuela.


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Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

Green Traveler Guides

Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

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.

Watch Hugo Chavez: Capitalism is the way to the destruction of the planet

Green Blog

Yesterday Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, made a passionate and courageous speech at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Watch it: Copenhagen 2009 Barack Obama capitalism climate Climate Change Conference climate summit climate talks Cop15 Copenhagen Hugo Chavez socialism speech UN COP15 Venezuela videoChavez criticized President Obama’s “laughable&# promise to help climate change and also said that capitalism will destroy our planet.

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We must go from capitalism to socialism to tackle climate change, says Hugo Chavez

Green Blog

In an interesting interview during COP15 Amy Goodman from Democracy Now asks Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, about his view of the climate summit in Copenhagen, climate change, USA, and the huge oil reserves in Venezuela. In Venezuela, the emissions are currently insignificant compared to the emissions of the developed countries.

Daily Demand and Supply: Why price controls are a REALLY bad idea*

Environmental Economics

Venezuela's government is setting limits on prices for cars as President Nicolas Maduro tries to close a popular loophole used by savers to guard against the fastest inflation in two decades. Maduro said Monday that he would use new emergency decree powers granted by Congress to enable the government to set "fair" prices for all cars sold in Venezuela.

Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

Green Blog

We were raising our hand to accompany Brazil, India, Bolivia, China, in their interesting position that Venezuela and the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance firmly share. And indeed, on the text that comes from out of the blue, as some have called it, Venezuela says, and the ALBA countries, the Bolivarian Alliance say that we will not accept, since then we’ve said it, any other texts that do not come from working groups under the Kyoto Protocol and the Convention.

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

Green Blog

Venezuela and Bolivia who are both oil rich nations have lately tried to stand up against the energy and political influence from the core nations. “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.

Daily Demand and Supply: On Thanksgiving, Americans are grateful OPEC can't get their act together

Environmental Economics

"The lack of action is bad news for oil-producing countries like Russia, Nigeria and Venezuela, which depend on prices of at least $90 a barrel to meet their economic targets." OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices. Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in production since 2008. via

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Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

Some 18,000 people were on hand, including, scientists, intellectuals, lawyers and official representatives from 94 countries, among them the presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay and Nicaragua. Business & Politics Bolivia climate summit Cop15 Copenhagen Cuba Ecuador environment summit Evo Morales Hugo Chavez Nicaragua Paraguay people summit VenezuelaPresident of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Photo by Simon Wedege.

Aruba: Caribbean island of eco discovery

Green Traveler Guides

know Aruba, the tiny island just 18 miles north of Venezuela, as a South Caribbean destination for weddings, honeymoons and beach lazing. This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine. Most of us in the U.S. Or maybe for its colorful Carnival, a month [.] Aruba: Caribbean island of eco discovery is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Venezuela. 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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International trade

Environmental Economics

It is imported from countries such as China, Indonesia, Venezuela and Mexico. A textbook example: Crabs from the sounds and intracoastal waterway are North Carolina’s largest seafood industry with an overall value last year of $22.8 million. That’s a third of the state’s entire commercial seafood catch of $73 million of fish and shellfish in 2012. In the mid-1990s, Mattamuskeet was one of about 45 crab processors in the state. Now there are 10. Imported crabmeat.

One of the WSJ Numbers "Guys" reads the AER

Environmental Economics

a gallon in Venezuela to $9.61 The new WSJ Numbers Guy [ guy? seems to love economics more than Carl does: Cheap gas makes people use too much of it — that’s the takeaway from a study in this month’s American Economic Review. In “The Economic Cost of Global Fuel Subsidies,” Lucas Davis, a associate professor at Berkeley’s Haas Business School , uses World Bank data  to show that countries with consumer fuel subsides have higher fuel consumption.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

In Venezuela, hyperinflation has severely eroded local purchasing power, generating acute constraints on households’ access to food, while cereal production is expected to decline due to a lack of agricultural inputs. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

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Time to Act on Trucks: We can reduce new truck fuel consumption 40% by 2025

Sierra Club Compass

million barrels per day - roughly equivalent to our oil imports from Venezuela and Iraq in 2011 combined. Today medium and heavy-duty vehicles - everything from delivery trucks to tractor trailers - represent one of the fastest growing sources of oil use in the transportation sector. Though our passenger cars have grown more efficient in recent years, the average tractor-trailer gets around six miles per gallon on the road, the same as it has for decades.

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Mimes Point the Way for Safer Driving

Green Prophet

But a new approach in Venezuela has drivers becoming more mindful of the laws, when policing doesn’t work. Venezuela’s capital Caracas has employed 120 mimes charged with giving bad drivers the silent treatment in an effort to combat traffic woes. Green Prophet’s own Green Sheikh posing with a mime. Could the Caracus model of street miming reign in bad Middle East drivers? Drive anywhere in the Middle East and you are taking your life in your hands.

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Mexico discovers ‘huge’ oil field

Eco Friendly Daily

barrels per day, Mexico is Latin America’s largest crude producer ahead of Venezuela and Brazil, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Mexican President Vicente Fox speaks in front of the Noxal 1 deep water drilling platform. Mexican President Vicente Fox has announced the discovery of a new deep-water oil field, which is believed to contain 10bn barrels of crude.

Mountain Monkeys Found

Eco Friendly Daily

It lives in the mountains along the Brazil-Venezuela border, in an area known as Pico de Neblina. They can be found in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru. It’s exciting to welcome a new species – at least new to science – rather than waving farewell to one. These days, news is often about the threats to biodiversity, the dwindling of populations, and grim future prospects. But a new monkey species has been established, along with a new description and name.

Strom für kubanische Bergdörfer

Green (Living) Review

Venezuela und Bolivien, zur Energiewende - also zur Ablösung der fossilen Brennstoffe ohne den gefährlichen Irrweg der Kernenergie - beizutragen Phaesun installiert autarke Solarsystemen im Rahmen des Karen e.V. Hilfsprojektes Das Memminger Solarunternehmen Phaesun hat zusammen mit dem gemeinnützigen Verein Karen e.V. die Stromversorgung in zwei kubanischen Bergdörfern mittels Solartechnik sichergestellt.

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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.

Mexico discovers ‘huge’ oil field

Eco Friendly Daily

barrels per day, Mexico is Latin America’s largest crude producer ahead of Venezuela and Brazil, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Mexican President Vicente Fox speaks in front of the Noxal 1 deep water drilling platform. Mexican President Vicente Fox has announced the discovery of a new deep-water oil field, which is believed to contain 10bn barrels of crude.

As U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Iran’s Oil Customers, Turkey Scrambles To Find New Supply

Green Prophet

Turkey’s quest for oil has led it across the Atlantic Ocean to Venezuela, where another deal is nearly finalized, according to Turkish Energy Minister Taner Y?ld?z. Under the terms of the Venezuelan accord, Turkish contractors would go work in Venezuela in exchange for oil products such as petroleum coke. Libya is one of the countries with which Turkey signed a rapid oil supply deal after the United States threatened to sanction countries that purchased oil from Iran.

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Copenhagen: Five Countries Agree On Tenative Climate Framework

Eco Friendly Daily

Cuba, Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have also expressed their anger regarding the proposed plan. Belief that a climate agreement would be met to replace the Kyoto Protocol persisted for years leading up to the climate change talks in Copenhagen. However, as the weeks grew closer to the meeting itself, countries began expressing the likelihood of no deals coming out of Copenhagen. Unfortunately, this does seem to have been the case at the end of the conference.

New York state divests from fossil fuels in historic move


Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Canada have the world’s largest reserves of tar sands. The retirement contributions of New York state workers will no longer be invested in fossil fuels. The state announced Wednesday that it is removing oil and gas stocks from its portfolio, making it the world’s largest pension fund to divest from the fossil fuel industry. The pension fund’s financial portfolio is worth $226 billion, and it disburses $1 billion to retirees every year.

The US Military in Haiti.

Green (Living) Review

Then, just across the water there is a country that the US would love to lay their hands on; Venezuela and the reason is yet again that evil smelling stuff for which the war in Iraq has been fought, oil. While, and I am very much aware of this, there are no direct messages to this effect, that is to say as to an pincer attack on Venezuela, around the fact seem to speak volumes, and should do so to any serious analyst of the situation.

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Saudi economy trashed by cheap oil

Green Prophet

In adddtion to Saudi Arabia, other oil income-dependent countries, including Russia, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates are also suffering economically from low oil prices. Despite the forecast of dire effects of global warming in the Middle East , oil producing countries like Saudi Arabia have continued to keep oil production at high levels.

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Electricity for Cuban mountain villages

Green (Living) Review

It is a non-profit making association which was founded in May 1992 with the goal to contribute to the energy turnaround in the Caribbean countries, mainly Cuba, but also in Nicaragua and meanwhile in South America, e.g. Venezuela and Bolivia thus replacing fossil energy sources without following the dangerous wrong track of nuclear energy Phaesun installs independent solar systems in the framework of the Karen e.V.

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A twist on the traditional bouquet

Eco Friendly Daily

This species is found in freshwater from the Amazon River delta to the Andes, including parts of Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Guyana, and Venezuela. Apparently, some females like to be wooed with gifts. In the case of Amazonian river dolphins, weeds are much appreciated. Marine mammals are notoriously difficult to study, due to their aquatic habits and ability to move over large distances.

The myth about a bloody October Revolution

Green (Living) Review

Any country that steps back – so to speak – towards the old way is being threatened in the same way as any country heading towards that way, such as Venezuela and others in Latin America. Be this Venezuela, Cuba or any other country, whether in Latin America or elsewhere.

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.

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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From My Inbox- Geography Facts

Green Earth Journey

Waterfalls The water of Angel Falls (the World's highest) in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet (979 meters). Alaska More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska. Amazon The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.

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Keystone XL: The Iconic Climate Battle

Sierra Club Compass

Tar sands are the third largest proven oil reserve in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. In February 50,000 people marched on the freezing Washington Mall to tell President Obama that he must reject Keystone XL and move forward on climate. Since then, Sierra Club activists and our partners have met President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry at more than 20 events around the nation to repeat the message.

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A stinky issue

Eco Friendly Daily

The two main locations of oil sands are in Alberta, Canada, and Venezuela. Gas emission is one of the many downsides of extracting fossil fuels. Suncor Energy Inc. operates a facility that processes oil sands – and hydrogen sulphide is a problem. This week, the Alberta government has required Suncor to cut emissions as part of an Environmental Protection Order. As part of the plan, the company must set monitoring into place to identify and report high hydrogen sulphide levels.

Move Over, Turkey: Meet the World’s Other Bald, Be-wattled Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Found in northern Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, and eastern Venezuela, the Capuchinbird is best known for it’s absurd vocalizations, which are described as a cross between a lowing cow and a chainsaw. Have you every actually looked at a turkey? Not the trussed-and-stuffed bird in the middle of your Thanksgiving dinner table, but a live, kicking, glaring Eastern Wild Turkey? They’re cool, weird, and impressively ugly. When I say turkeys are ugly, I mean it with love.

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New Truck Standards: Opportunity to Cut Fuel Consumption 40% by 2025

Sierra Club Compass

million barrels of oil per day in 2030 - roughly equivalent to our oil imports from Venezuela and Iraq combined in 2011. Did you know the average tractor-trailer on the road today gets roughly six miles per gallon? Thankfully, the Obama administration is taking action to make our trucks more efficient.


Green (Living) Review

The LMDC is comprised of several developing countries including the following: Bolivia, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Mali, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela) This press release is presented for your information only.

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Car Comparisons

Eco Friendly Daily

For example, in Venezuela , gas is a pittance – only 12 cents (US) a gallon. A recent trip brought me face-to-face with some unexpected cultural differences. Although the UK and Canada have many features in common, stemming from some shared history and plenty of immigration, travelling in the UK is a very different prospect. And it’s not just about driving on the left side of the road. For a start, there’s the price of petrol – or gasoline.

Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

They describe wildly different policies – policies that range from legal market hunting (in Venezuela) to full bans on shorebird hunting. In 2011, two whimbrels that were part of a migration tracking study were shot as they made landfall on the island of Guadeloupe during their south-bound migration. The researchers had named these satellite-tagged whimbrels Machi and Goshen, and news of their death shocked birders and conservationists worldwide.

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Christie’s Green Auction: Ted Danson, Doutzen Kroes, Almudena Fernández, Willie Garson and More Bid for Earth Day

Eco Chic

Stefanía Fernández of Venezuela, Miss Universe 2009, and Kristen Dalton of North Carolina, Miss USA 2009. Lot 13: Damien Hirst, All you need is Jealousy, 2010. Christie’s Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth lit up NYC on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with a megawattage push to raise funds for four leading American environmental agencies.

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Q&A with Henry Paulson: Dialogues on the Environment

Cool Green Science

John, Virgin Islands; the llanos of Venezuela; the southern coast and highlands of Belize. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement.

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