Día Mundial del Agua: Un repaso por América Latina

En el Día Mundial del Agua, bien vale la pena repasar la situación de la región más rica en el recurso. Según el Banco Mundial, 31 % de los recursos acuíferos del mundo se encuentran en América Latina, que es hogar de 4 de los ríos más extensos del mundo. Sin embargo, no sólo ríos…

On #IWD a few things to remember, today and everyday

On March 4, I was fortunate to take part in the activities and workshops prepared by the North Staffordshire Women´s Network for their International Women’s Day celebrations. Women, and men, from across Staffordshire, gathered at the Mitchell Arts Centre to participate in art and dance workshops, as well as lightening talks to basically spend the…

Objective 2020: China & EU make now likely allies on renewables targets

It has been announced a few days ago that the European Union and the Chinese government have signed agreements on cooperation in renewable forms of energy. The parties have created a roadmap for cooperation until 2020. In the roadmap, both parties state their “mutual interest and role to promote low-carbon development, protect the environment, address…

(Non-isolated) “incidents” with chemicals: Barrick Gold & PetroPerú

Last week, Barrick Gold acknowledged yet another incident in their operation in San Juan, Argentina. According to newspapers, this is the third leak of substances, in this case cyanide, in an 18-month period, the previous one considered serious, taking place in September 2016. Nevertheless, there are conflicting reports because even though the company denies that…