Category Archives: conservation

USA: Why No One Believes American Rhetoric About Democracy

A presidential visit to Saudi Arabia feels sadly inevitable. 

By Ben Rhodes | The Atlantic

American foreign policy often highlights the gap between the values-based story that the United States tells about itself and the reality of how a superpower pursues its interests. The size of that gap will be impossible to straddle when President Joe Biden travels to Saudi Arabia to repair his relationship with the kingdom’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

Biden is by no means the first American president who has struggled to reconcile a declared commitment to human rights with a more utilitarian definition of American interests. George W. Bush enlisted Saudi Arabia as an ally in the War on Terror even though 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, the wellspring of the Wahhabism that helped create the conditions for the attacks.            Continue reading

FARMING: Nitrogen Reduction Plans spur demonstrations worldwide – Netherlands video featured

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Netherlands Agricultural and Horticultural Organization’s Wytse Sonnema says there’s a broad sense of “frustration, anger, even despair” amongst farmers amid proposals for nitrogen reduction target plans. Farmers are protesting around the Netherlands over the government’s new policy which would see the country slash nitrogen oxide and ammonia emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Heavy rainfall floods Hinterland Communities once again

Several hinterland communities flooded once again —  2021 repeated

–- flooding streets, forcing residents to evacuate homes

Last year, these and other regions across Guyana suffered after the country recorded the highest amount of rainfall in decades.

Jun 23, 2022  – Kaieteur News – Scores have been forced to evacuate their homes as massive floods hit Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, Region 10, Mahdia, Region 8 and a number of communities along the Cuyuni River, Region Seven.

Flood Scenes from Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, Region 10

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ENERGY: SOLAR: Journey to the Sun with me – By Dave Rohee

Journey to the Sun with me – By Dave Rohee

Solar Panels

This is a fascinating trip and definitely worth your time! In this time of uncertainty regarding climate change, historic wildfires, relentless hurricanes, and devastating floods, we need to be more aware of our dangerous situation caused by weather.

By that, I mean, we have squandered our planet’s resources and hastened its demise to an uncertain future. It may be well beyond our imagination to even comprehend the challenges the future generations will face. But that is a discussion for another time.

You do not have to believe in climate change to understand the recent weather-related phenomena that have gripped our small part of the planet.

What I want to talk about today is our primary source of light and heat – The Sun!          Continue reading

GUYANA: Wildlife in Guyana – Types of Guyanese Animals – By AZ Animals

Wildlife in Guyana:  By https://a-z-animals.com/animals/location/south-america/guyana/

JAGUAR

Below is a link to our website where you can find a complete list of Guyana’s animals. We currently track 207 animals in Guyana and are  adding more every day!

The tropical rainforests, savannas, and coastal plains of Guyana are home to various types of animals. Some of the most unique wildlife native to this South American country include the jaguarblack caiman, cane toad, giant armadillo, jabiru stork, capuchin monkey, and leatherback turtle.

This country has 225 mammal species, 800 species of birds, 176 reptile species, 148 amphibian species, and 2,000 plus species of fish!

GO TO: https://a-z-animals.com/animals/location/south-america/guyana/

 

GUYANA: OIL: ‘We can’t eat a new road’: Guyanese voice fears over true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza- Opinion

The Guyanese environmentalist Arnette Arjoon alongside fishing boats docked at Liliendaal, Georgetown.
Over time, the Guyanese environmentalist Arnette Arjoon grew to suspect Exxon was indifferent to the dangers of an oil spill to the coast and rivers of one of the best preserved parts of the Amazon biome. Composite: Fidal Bassier/Guardian/Reuters

Multibillion-dollar deal promising to lift country out of poverty may be false dawn with dire impact on climate, warn campaigners

– The Guardian – Thu 12 May 2022 12.04 BST

Annette Arjoon is not anti-oil. The marine conservationist calls the vast new oilfields off Guyana’s coast a “blessing” that will earn billions of dollars for one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean, even as she recognises that pulling yet more fossil fuel from the ground will deepen the climate crisis.

But Arjoon does have a problem with who is drilling the oil. She has seen firsthand what happens when the US’s largest petroleum company descends on a small country bearing the promise of riches.                  Continue reading

GUYANA: The story behind new National Geographic spotlight on Guyana + videos

— Exploring islands in the sky: 

Guyana is featured in the cover story of the April edition of the National Geographic magazine. The feature, “Up the Mountain, to a World Apart,” is 36 pages inclusive of pull-outs and maps covering the full story of the adventure by climber Mark Synnott with stunning photography by Renan Ozturk. This level of coverage would easily be valued at US$1,000,000.00 and an immeasurable value in highlighting Guyana to the world.

Today, the Disney+ streaming service will air the one-hour National Geographic Explorer documentary, The Last Tepui, bringing even more attention to the amazing topography of Guyana. Undoubtedly the magazine story and the documentary will help thrust Guyana into the forefront of adventure-seeking tourists, adventurers, scientists and documentary-makers.        Continue reading

GUYANA: ENERGY: Why not solar energy? – Opinion

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April 7, 2022 –

Renewable or clean energy, of which there are various forms, is not only the future, but it is what will allow generations to come to dwell on a livable planet; the science on this is indisputable. Energy which is generated by the sun, wind, water, and to a lesser extent biomass is described as renewable. In other words, it is derived from natural processes that are replenishable ad infinitum and at a faster rate than which it can be consumed.

Entreaties for a switch to clean energy date back decades, but now abound as the world continues to heat up, lurching from crisis to crisis, most if not all of which can be traced to the overuse of fossil fuels. Governments mostly dodged the calls, proffering the claim that renewable energy was too expensive – and it was. Over the years, however, the technology has improved to the point where not employing renewable energy makes no sense.

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GUYANA: OIL: Despite Exxon’s warning of dangers in Canje Block, EPA says go ahead

Mar 08, 2022 – Kaieteur News –

Hundreds of tons of waste will be generated on a monthly basis as oil giant, Exxon through its subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), embarks on its 12-well drilling campaign in the Canje Block, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exempted the operator from conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the three-year drilling programme, despite being warned that it could yield adverse effects.

The EPA, in a recently published notice to the public on its website explained that the application by Exxon has been screened by the agency to assess the potential environmental impacts. To this end, the EPA has concluded that the project will not “significantly affect the environment or human health.” However, the operator will be required to prepare and submit an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the project.

In its project summary for the 12-well campaign, Exxon pointed out that while similar impacts from its other campaigns could be expected from this project, these could be adverse.          Continue reading

AGRICULTURE: Visit to a Pawpaw / Papaya Farm in Trinidad and Tobago – Video

AGRICULTURE: Visit to a Pawpaw / Papaya Farm in Trinidad and Tobago 

Mr. Terrence Haywood is originally from Laventille and has been farming in La Veronica, Caura for over 40 years. Join us on this episode of GrownHome as our host Khristy Beharry-Renie speaks to Mr. Haywood about his experience as pawpaw (papaya) farmer.  Published January 30, 2022.

#papaya #pawpaw #agriculture #farming ▼Website: http://www.eatahfoodtt.com

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