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Where the rivers run dry, a coal mine thrives

By Mark A. Bonta / November 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Where the rivers run dry, a coal mine thrives

In the Colombian desert, survival is defined by access to water. The Wayuu of arid La Guajira (part of the Guajira Peninsula shared with Venezuela) know this and have been able to thrive in this parched land for centuries. They are Colombia’s most populous Indigenous group, and 300,000 or more of them live on the […]

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What this place needs is some condos

By Mark A. Bonta / October 31, 2018 / Comments Off on What this place needs is some condos

Bosques de Pamejé has been a protected forest since 1941, but that may soon change if the Valle de Bravo municipal government gets its way. The venerable protected area is located above Mexico City, forming part of the Cutzamala water storage and production zone for the capital. In 2015, defying numerous Mexican environmental laws and […]

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