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Shock en COP 23: Emisiones mundiales de CO2 vuelven a aumentar en 2017

En medio de la conferencia del clima de las Naciones Unidas se ha dado a conocer un estudio deprimente: tras tres años al mismo nivel, las emisiones mundiales de CO2 volverán a aumentar previsiblemente en 2017 cerca de un 2%.
Todo transcurría sin problemas en la 23 conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático en la ciudad germana de Bonn. Alemania como “anfitriona técnica” anunció avances. Los enviados del presidente estadounidense Donald Trump se comportaban tranquilamente. Y en el pabellón dominaba una buena atmósfera con música de Fiyi, país que preside la COP de este año.

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Iberoamérica lanza el primer Noticiero Científico Cultural (NCC)

Se estrenó el primer Noticiero Científico Cultural Iberoamericano (NCC). Un proyecto colaborativo que producirá la Asociación de Televisiones Educativas y Culturales Iberoamericanas (ATEI).

El lanzamiento de la primera emisión fue el pasado miércoles en Colombia, desde la Universidad de Antioquía (Medellín).

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Green Light for Destruction: Mega-Mining in Venezuela

George Engels * (colaboración para PeriodismoCC)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has set out, by decree, 12% of Venezuela’s total landmass to be exploited for non-renewable metals and minerals.

Critics, including prominent chavistas and Venezuela’s indigenous peoples, have lambasted President Maduro’s Orinoco Mining Arc – AMO, in Spanish – for being “unconstitutional.” They claim that the mega-mining project’s alleged economic benefits will be vastly outweighed by its devastating environmental, social, and humanitarian impacts, and have labelled the AMO as a potential “ecogenocide” and a “national sovereignty threat.”

Nevertheless, President Maduro insists that the AMO will revitalise Venezuela’s crumbling economy and help it move away from its exclusive dependence on crude oil exports. To that effect, the president has signed at least 10 memorandums of understanding with foreign and national mining companies worth several billion dollars.

High ranking government officials have even speculated that the AMO’s reserves’ value may exceed USD2 trillion, but precise figures are non-existent since the majority of the area’s reserves have not yet been certified.

President Maduro has also claimed that the vast area will be mined in conformance to the highest environmental standards and that the area’s inhabitants – many of them indigenous peoples with traditional ways of life – will benefit from the creation of jobs brought by the mining companies.

But experts disagree, stating that the type of mining that would take place in the AMO – open-pit mining – is internationally recognised as having catastrophic environmental consequences, and that the Venezuelan government lacks the expertise and the funds to ensure environmental norms are met.

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