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Guyana- Shining Bright -30 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green – by Molly Bergen

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana.

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana. This is a medium-scale operation; many Guyanese work in the artisanal, small-scale gold mining sector, which is built around removing minerals from topsoils. As the gold runs out, the supply accessible from the surface will be the first to disappear, leaving many people in search of new livelihoods. (© Pete Oxford/iLCP)      Continue reading

Jobs vs The Environment – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal Triangle facilities – Washington DC – USA

Our global capitalist economic system has brought us to the edge of an abyss. If we want more jobs, the corporate capitalist elite tells us, we must reduce environmental regulations that increase their operational costs and make their products less competitive in the global marketplace. They say the same about financial regulations and employee wages. But those are other interrelated issues. I want to focus here on the environment.

The word “environment” seems to have lost its meaning for those of us, like myself, who live in large urban centers and have a greater say in state and federal policies, regulating our environmental protections. Far removed from our natural world, we can control the temperature within our homes, offices, and commercial and entertainment centers. We obtain our food and beverages, including purified bottled water…

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Guyana: Black Water People – Twenty Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Guyana – Magical Moments – 30 poems – by Dmitri Allicock

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2014 Was Hottest Year Ever Recorded. Then It Was 2015. Now It’s 2016.

2014 Was Hottest Year Ever Recorded. Then It Was 2015. Now It’s 2016.

Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Common Dreams – by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

global-warming-noaaGlobal agencies give new assessments on 2016

For the third year in a row, the world experienced its warmest year on the books, global scientists have determined.

The new assessments come from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the UK’s Met Office, as well as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which relies in part on data from those agencies. The findings also back up the declaration made earlier this month by the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service.    Continue reading

Weather- Arctic heatwave could break records – video

Weather- Arctic heatwave could break records – video

Published on Dec 25, 2016

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave. Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change. Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average. It follows a summer during which Arctic sea ice reached the second-lowest extent ever recorded by satellites.

Dr Friederike Otto, a senior researcher at Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute told that in pre-industrial times “a heatwave like this would have been extremely rare – we would expect it to occur about every 1,000 years”. Dr Otto added that scientists are “very confident” that the weather patterns were linked to anthropogenic climate change.

Guyana: Heavy Rains and High Tides flood Georgetown and coastlands – Dec 23, 2016

Guyana: Heavy Rains and High Tides flood Georgetown and coastlands

GUYANA – Christmas is made of this – Ten Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water

Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water
Published on December 2, 2016
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Amazone Resources towing fresh water to Barbados on a trial run

 By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Alliance Partners of Monaco, which is moving to tap the lucrative drinking water business, has identified Suriname and Finland as the world’s top two sources of high quality drinking water during a press conference this week in Finland.

However, the company has chosen Finland because it is three hours away from Monaco. Nevertheless, Suriname isn’t so far from the EU, it borders France’s overseas department of French Guiana, and may have an advantage in tapping the EU market.    Continue reading

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