Archive for November 30th, 2019

30/11/2019

Water Is Worth More than Milk in Extrema, Brazil

EXTREMA, Brazil, Nov 29 2019 (IPS)* “They called me crazy” for fencing in the area where the cows went to drink water, said Elias Cardoso, on his 67-hectare farm in Extrema, a municipality 110 km from São Paulo, Brazil’s largest metropolis.| En español

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30/11/2019

Is the World Ready to End the Coal Era and Embrace Clean Energy?

29 November 2019 (UN News)* —  Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, is responsible for some 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions – one of the so-called greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the Earth – and almost two-thirds of these emissions come from coal.
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World Bank | Coal mines outside of Samaca, Colombia.

But, despite the United Nations calling urgently for an end to fossil fuels, hundreds of new coal-fired power stations are still being built, and hundreds more are in the pipeline.

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