* COP27 – COLOMBIA * In Colombia, Drilling Pays the Bills. The Country’s Leaders Want to Quit Oil.
The president says oil is his economy’s worst addiction. Phasing it out would be a global first for a major oil producer. ARAUCA, Colombia — Over the past four decades, Colombia has pumped billions of barrels of oil from under a vast savanna it shares with neighboring Venezuela.Americhe COP27 eliminazione dei combust. foss. Onu
* COP27 – VENEZUELA * ‘Asking an arsonist to put out a fire’: climate offender Maduro makes Cop27 comeback
It is unclear whether Cop27 will have any real impact on efforts to halt climate change but one leader is likely to return from the international summit feeling that the trip to Egypt was well worth it: Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro.Americhe lobby anti-clima COP27 Onu
* COP27 – AMBITION * Costa Rica backs away from leading oil and gas phaseout coalition
Denmark and Costa Rica jointly launched the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (Boga) at last year’s Cop26 climate summit along with six other core members. This “group of first movers” committed to phase out or rule out fossil fuel development in their countries.Americhe COP27 transizione energetica eliminazione dei combust. foss. Onu
* COP27 – CLIM. FINANCE * Barbados PM launches blistering attack on rich nations at Cop27 climate talks
Mia Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, has criticised industrialised nations for failing the developing world on the climate crisis, in a blistering attack at the Cop27 UN climate talks.Americhe finanziam. per il clima COP27 Onu
* COP27 – CLIM. FINANCE * How Belize Cut Its Debt by Fighting Global Warming
TURNEFFE ATOLL, Belize — Belize faced an economic meltdown. The pandemic had sent it into its worst ever recession, putting the government on the brink of bankruptcy. For Belize, that meant its oceans, endangered mangroves and vulnerable coral reefs.Americhe finanziam. per il clima COP27 Onu
Nayarit und Jalisco betroffen - Hurrikan «Roslyn» fordert in Mexiko Todesopfer
Durch den Hurrikan «Roslyn» sind in Mexiko mindestens zwei Menschen ums Leben gekommen. «Roslyn» sorgte für Überflutungen und Erdrutsche, liess Bäume und Strommasten umknicken und verursachte Schäden an Gebäuden und Strassen.Americhe tempi estr.
‘Where Am I Going to Go?’ Floridians Hit by a Hurricane and a Housing Crunch.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Days after Hurricane Ian buffeted the state with a trifecta of wind, rain and storm surge, many Floridians are emerging from the wreckage uncertain of their next chapter — and fearing they may become homeless.Americhe tempi estr. Usa
Vor den Wahlen in Brasilien erreichen die Brände im Amazonasregenwald neue Rekorde
Am zweiten Wochenende im September wachten die Menschen in São Paulo unter einer dichten Rauchglocke auf. Es roch intensiv nach Feuer und Russ. Die Umweltagentur Climatempo wies nach, dass die Russpartikel aus dem rund 4000 Kilometer entfernten Amazonasgebiet stammten. Eine gewaltige Entfernung.Americhe Brasile deforestazione incendi forestali
Inselbewohner wollen Regierung der Niederlande verklagen
Bewohner der Karibikinsel Bonaire wollen die niederländische Regierung vor Gericht dazu zwingen, sie vor dem steigenden Meeresspiegel zu schützen. Wie die Umweltorganisation Greenpeace am Mittwoch mitteilte, soll die Klage noch in diesem Jahr vor einem Gericht in Den Haag eingereicht werden.Americhe UE & membri
Hurricane Ian is about to crash into a very crowded Florida
Populations are growing in coastal cities, which are vulnerable as sea levels rise and hurricanes drive larger storm surges. Hurricane Ian is barreling toward the Florida coast and is expected to reach Category 3 strength by Monday night, with winds reaching upward of 129 mph.Americhe tempi estr. Usa
Wildfire Smoke Is Erasing Progress on Clean Air
Smoke from wildfires has worsened over the past decade, potentially reversing decades of improvements in Western air quality made under the Clean Air Act, according to research published Thursday from Stanford University.Americhe salute Usa incendi forestali
How a Quebec Lithium Mine May Help Make Electric Cars Affordable
About 350 miles northwest of Montreal, amid a vast pine forest, is a deep mining pit with walls of mottled rock. The pit has changed hands repeatedly and been mired in bankruptcy, but now it could help determine the future of electric vehicles.Americhe veicoli elettrici stoccaggio d'energia materie prime
What made Hurricane Fiona so dangerous in Puerto Rico
Five years after Maria struck the island territory, Puerto Rico still isn’t prepared for hurricanes. Puerto Rico is currently experiencing “life-threatening and catastrophic flooding” after Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the island this weekend as a Category 1 storm.Americhe tempi estr. Usa
Large parts of Amazon may never recover, major study says
Environmental destruction in parts of the Amazon is so complete that swathes of the rainforest have reached tipping point and might never be able to recover, a major study carried out by scientists and Indigenous organisations has found.Americhe deforestazione cicli di feedback
To preserve Amazon, indigenous groups call for debt forgiveness
A member of the A'i Cofan community guard walks across the Aguarico River in Ecuador's Amazon, where indigenous groups were granted power to block mining projects after a ruling by the country's Constitutional Court, in Sinangoe, Ecuador March 5, 2022. Picture taken March 5, 2022.Americhe deforestazione boschi popoli indig.
Migrants on US-Mexican border suffer from extreme water scarcity
“Clean water is so important for us being pregnant, because we need to go to the toilet constantly. And with this heat we get thirsty and need to refresh ourselves more often,” says Sandra Cantor, a 26-year-old migrant from El Salvador in her eighth month of pregnancy.Americhe siccità migraz. Usa
After Deadly Fires and Disastrous Floods, a Canadian City Moves to Sue Big Oil
A potential lawsuit by Vancouver would be the first in Canada to target the fossil fuel industry’s role in climate change.The scars left by a wildfire that destroyed the small town of Lytton, British Columbia.Credit...Americhe
Brazil election: Lula challenges Bolsonaro’s deforestation record, backs oil development
The climate crisis and rainforest conservation are emerging as major issues in Brazil’s upcoming presidential election. Yet both leading candidates are pushing for new fossil fuel infrastructure.Americhe Brasile deforestazione energia fossile
‘It’s much easier to stop someone lighting a match than to put out a 1,000-acre fire’
Peru’s Sacred Valley, the breathtaking landscape between Cusco and Machu Picchu, has always had a few conventional fire brigades, but anyone who has ever witnessed a bushfire will know there is little you can do once it takes hold.Americhe incendi forestali
* HEATWAVES * Mexico’s Cruel Drought: ‘Here You Have to Chase the Water’
Mexico, or large parts of it, is running out of water. An extreme drought has seen taps run dry across the country, with nearly two-thirds of all municipalities facing a water shortage that is forcing people in some places to line up for hours for government water deliveries.Americhe siccità
BP Paid Rural Mexicans a “Pittance” for Wall Street’s Favorite Climate Solution
The oil giant has found a climate bargain in some of Mexico’s poorest areas, paying a fraction of market rate for carbon offsets to rural villagers working to protect their forests.Americhe big oil & gas «compensazione» di CO2 greenwashing giustizia globale
The farmers restoring Hawaii’s ancient food forests that once fed an island
Rain clouds cover the peaks of the west Maui mountains, one of the wettest places on the planet, which for centuries sustained biodiverse forests providing abundant food and medicines for Hawaiians who took only what they needed. Those days of abundance and food sovereignty are long gone.agricolt. & alimentazione Americhe soluzioni naturali riforestazione
'We beg God for water': Chilean lake turns to desert, sounding climate change alarm
The Penuelas reservoir in central Chile was until twenty years ago the main source of water for the city of Valparaiso, holding enough water for 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Water for only two pools now remains.Americhe siccità
Kohle-Import aus Kolumbien Scholz-Plan "koloniale Ausbeutung"?
Ein Anruf von Bundeskanzler Scholz beim kolumbianischen Präsidenten soll dazu geführt haben, dass eine umstrittene Kohlegrube nun wegen deutscher Importe erweitert wird. Nach Kontraste-Recherchen stößt das in der Grünen-Fraktion auf harte Kritik.Americhe carbone colonialismo politica energetica energia fossile Germania
Soja-Anbau im Amazonas
Hühner und Schweine in Deutschland fressen Soja, für das auch im brasilianischen Amazonasgebiet Wald gerodet wird. Seit Jahren wollen Supermarktketten auf dieses Soja verzichten – aber kaum etwas ändert sich. Warum? Read the English version of this article.agricolt. & alimentazione Americhe deforestazione bestiame & carne
City Living, With Less Water
São Paulo. Cape Town. Now Santiago and Los Angeles. Cities around the world are being forced to live with less water, as global warming melts glaciers, diminishes snow packs and exacerbates decades of water mismanagement. Not just less water for now. Maybe less water forever.Americhe siccità
Amazon tribes turn the tables on intruders with social media
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was dusk on April 14 when Francisco Kuruaya heard a boat approaching along the river near his village in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. He assumed it was the regular delivery boat bringing gasoline for generators and outboard motors to remote settlements like his.Americhe Brasile deforestazione boschi popoli indig.
Wie 25 mexikanische Dörfer 20ʼ000 Hektaren Wüste begrünten
Neben der Strasse, die die mexikanischen Städte Oaxaca und Puebla verbindet, steht fünf Meter hoch der Wald. Das klingt erst einmal nicht besonders. Aber bis dorthin war es ein langer, steiniger Weg – ganz wörtlich. Vor zwanzig Jahren stand an derselben Stelle nichts, oder fast nichts.Americhe riforestazione
Ocean Warming Doubles Odds for Extreme Atlantic Hurricane Seasons
For storm-battered residents of the Caribbean, the Southeast and the Gulf Coast, new research on hurricanes is rarely good news, with recent studies showing trends toward stronger storms that intensify suddenly near the coast and maintain their strength longer after hitting land.Americhe tempi estr.
* UKRAINEKRIEG * Ukraine-Krieg und Düngermangel: Bolsonaros Vernichtungspaket
«In Anbetracht des Krieges in Osteuropa besteht die Gefahr, dass es zu einer Verknappung von Kalium oder einem Preisanstieg kommt», twitterte Brasiliens Präsident Jaír Bolsonaro am 2. März 2022. Und vom Kalium hänge Brasiliens Ernährungssicherheit ab.Americhe Brasile deforestazione
Tiny cars and massive lithium deposits: The unlikely quest to build electric vehicles in Bolivia
On a map, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia’s largest city, looks like a dartboard. Ring roads emanate from the center like ripples, while radial roads pierce from the outskirts to the inner layers. It’s a city that was designed for cars — big cars.Americhe materie prime trasporto
Brazil’s climate politics are shifting. That matters for the whole planet.
I’d like you to meet Manuela. She’s my partner on Climate Forward, and you’ll hear from her regularly when I’m out on reporting trips and unavailable to write the newsletter. Today, she takes you inside the climate politics of her home country, Brazil. In Brazil, beef isn’t just food.Americhe Brasile
Brazil accused of backsliding in updated climate pledge to UN
Brazil has been accused of using a carbon accounting trick to cover for weakened ambition in its updated climate plan submitted to the UN last week. Under the plan, Brazil pledged to cut emissions 50% between 2005 and 2030 – up from 43% previously. A goal of 37% emissions cuts by 2025 remains.Americhe Brasile Onu
Environmentalists in Chile Are Hoping to Replace the Country’s Pinochet-Era Legal Framework With an ‘Ecological Constitution’
Aerial view of a tailings dam-enbankment used to store byproducts of mining copper for the Minera Valle Central mining company, in Rancagua, Chile on May 31, 2019. Credit: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty ImagesAmeriche Cile
Guest post: In conflict and peace, what drives deforestation in Colombia?
Dr Augusto Castro-Nunez, global leader on low-emissions food systems at the Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia. Janelle M. Sylvester, PhD student at the University of Copenhagen.Americhe conflitti deforestazione
Amazonas steuert auf fatalen Kipp-Punkt zu - der ihn zur Wüste machen könnte
Der Amazonas-Regenwald schwächelt. Große Teile können sich von Bränden oder Dürren nicht mehr so gut erholen wie gewohnt. Das kann zum Absterben und schlimmstenfalls dazu führen, dass sich der Regenwald in Wüsten und Savannen verwandelt, wie eine Studie zeigt.Americhe deforestazione
Création d'un parc naturel protégeant les glaciers près de Santiago, au Chili
"Nous parvenons à protéger 368 glaciers", a déclaré le chef de l'Etat, lors de l'annonce de la création du parc. "Dans les glaciers, il y a 32 fois plus d'eau que dans le lac de barrage d'El Yeso", qui alimente Santiago, a souligné Sebastian Piñera.Americhe sciogl. del ghiaccio montagna Cile
Oil spill at sea: who will pay for Peru’s worst environmental disaster?
More than a month after Peru’s worst ever environmental disaster on its coastline there are few signs of reckoning for Repsol, the Spanish energy company that manages the refinery where more than 10,000 barrels of crude oil spewed into the Pacific Ocean after a routine tanker discharge went awry.Americhe fuoriuscite di petr.
Drought-Riven Chile Makes World First in Environmental Bonds
(Bloomberg) -- Chile issued bonds tied to sustainability goals, the first nation in the world to do so, as the country wracked by a decade-long drought looks to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and obtain cheap financing.Americhe finanza verde Cile
‘They put a gun to my head’: Colombian anti-fracking activist tells of ordeal
When Yuvelis Natalia Morales decided to found a youth activist group protesting fracking projects in Colombia, she had little idea she was joining a war between preservation and profit that threatens to tear her homeland apart.Americhe conflitti ripressione
Amazon deforestation: Record high destruction of trees in January
The number of trees cut down in the Brazilian Amazon in January far exceeded deforestation for the same month last year, according to government satellite data. The area destroyed was five times larger than 2021, the highest January total since records began in 2015.Americhe Brasile deforestazione
Can Rights of Nature Laws Make a Difference? In Ecuador, They Already Are
Toreadora lake in Cajas National Park in the highlands of Ecuador. Credit: Martha Barreno /VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Until recently, so-called “rights of nature” provisions that confer legal rights to rivers, forests and other ecosystems have been mostly symbolic.Americhe
Des défoliants chimiques déversés sur l’Amazonie pour accélérer la déforestation
En Amazonie, des agents chimiques défoliants sont pulvérisés par avion dans les zones forestières indigènes. Le glyphosate et le 2,4-D, entre autres, provoquent la défoliation des arbres, qui finissent affaiblis ou morts dans un processus qui prend des mois.Americhe Brasile deforestazione
Pesticides released into Brazil’s Amazon to degrade rainforest and facilitate deforestation
Chemicals created to kill agricultural pests are being sprayed by aircraft into native forest areas. Glyphosate and 2,4-D, among others, cause the trees to defoliate, and end up weakened or dead in a process that takes months.Americhe Brasile deforestazione
Chile Writes Its Constitution, Confronting Climate Change Head On
Rarely does a country get a chance to lay out its ideals as a nation and write a new constitution for itself. Almost never does the climate and ecological crisis play a central role. That is, until now, in Chile, where a national reinvention is underway.Americhe Cile
Alaska sets record high December temperature of 19.4C
An unusual winter warm spell in Alaska has brought daytime temperatures soaring past 15.5C (60F) and torrents of rain at a time of year normally associated with bitter cold and snow. At the island community of Kodiak, the air temperature at a tidal gauge hit 19.Americhe calore
The Amazon is the Planet’s Counterweight to Global Warming, a Place of Stupefying Richness Under Relentless Assault
Rancher Jaim Teixeira surveys the landscape at the edge of his property, near Trairão in the Brazilian state of Pará. Teixeira lit the forest on fire to clear it so he can graze his cattle, though burning primary rainforest in the Amazon is illegal. Credit: Larry C. Price Photography by Larry C.Americhe biodiversità deforestazione
Finanzmagie für den Meeresschutz
Anfang November war Belize noch pleite. Das hat sich als Glücksfall für den Meeresschutz erwiesen. Der zentralamerikanische Kleinstaat östlich von Mexiko war schon vor Beginn der Corona-Pandemie in einer prekären finanziellen Lage mit Schulden in Höhe der jährlichen Wirtschaftsleistung.Americhe ozeani
What Does It Mean to Save a Neighborhood?
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. The day after the storm swallowed her neighborhood, Nancy Ortiz woke before dawn to buy ice. It was 2012, and Hurricane Sandy had reclaimed Lower Manhattan for Mother Nature.Americhe tempi estr.
Songs of conquest from Tallis to the bells of Mexico City
Dover Priory, 16 November 1535: at a modest monastic establishment on the edge of one of England’s main working ports, the nearest to the continent of Europe, the abbot signs a ‘deed of surrender’, turning over the establishment and all its property from the Church to the king.Americhe colonialismo storia musica
‘They can’t silence us’: the female lawyers defending Colombia’s environment
Julia Figueroa never leaves her house without security. She travels with two bodyguards and an armoured vehicle. Her home and office are watched around the clock. She carefully monitors any devices that might contain compromising information about her clients.Americhe deforestazione
Ecuador’s High Court Affirms Constitutional Protections for the Rights of Nature in a Landmark Decision
View from the observation tower of rising mist from the rain forest canopy in the rain forest near La Selva Lodge near Coca, Ecuador. Credit: Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty ImagesAmeriche
Mia Mottley: the ‘fearless’ leader pushing a global settlement for the climate frontlines
The prime minister of one of the smallest and most climate vulnerable countries on Earth is on a mission to make the international financial system deliver for those on the frontline of the climate crisis.Americhe COP26
How bad is the Pacific north-west flooding and what caused it?
What is happening?A huge storm has dumped record rainfall across swathes of British Columbia in Canada and Washington State in the US.Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes, others have been trapped on cut-off roads, and several towns have been completely cut off.Americhe tempi estr. Usa