AIDA Blog

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

by Scott Squires

Salmon dish

A large salmon filet.

Although salmon is healthy—it’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and B-vitamins—increased U.S. demand for salmon is having an unhealthy impact on Chile’s environment. Chilean salmon farms endanger delicate coastal ecosystems, contribute to oceanic pollution, and threaten marine life along the pristine Magallanes shoreline.Read more


Mon, May 29, 2017

by Florencia Ortúzar

The Itaipu Dam on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay.

The Itaipu Dam, a huge hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay. | Credit: Mihai / Flickr.

During its last board meeting, the Green Climate Fund—charged with financing developing nations’ fight against climate change—approved two projects related to large dams. That means $136 million will finance large-scale hydropower, contradicting the Fund’s goal of stimulating a low-emission and climate-resilient future.Read more


Mon, May 29, 2017

by Camilo Thompson

Coral reefs in Cozumel, Mexico.

Coral reefs in Cozumel, México. | Credit: Gustavo Danemann.

This month, the Mexican Senate’s Special Climate Change Commission decided to do something about the threats facing corals. They convened a series of meetings to promote the creation of a legislative instrument aimed exclusively at protecting the nation’s many reefs.Read more


Fri, May 19, 2017

by Scott Squires

Robert Moran

Credit: Christian Geiselmann / SPDA Actualidad Ambiental.

It is with great sadness that we share news about the passing of Dr. Robert E. Moran, a distinguished hydrogeologist who was an immense resource in furthering environmental protection globally and a dedicated partner to AIDA.Read more


Wed, May 10, 2017

by Aida Navarro

Absorb, image used with the permission from Katie M. Berggren www.KmBerggren.com 

Before I became a mother, I heard the question a thousand times: “Is it a good idea to bring more human beings into the world?” While being a mom is always difficult, being an environmentalist as well makes it even more so.Read more


Mon, May 08, 2017

by Astrid Puentes

Flooding and landslides in the city of Mocoa, Colombia

Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses. | Credit: OCHA Colombia / Flickr.

We are living now with the realities of climate change; to act otherwise would be ignorant and irresponsible. But, in case we forget, nature will surely remind us.Read more


Fri, Apr 28, 2017

by Gladys Martínez

Marine biodiversity

For decades, the ocean has given us food and the genetic resources we use to produce life-saving drugs. | Credit: Klaus Stiefel / Flickr.

Despite its importance, the ocean remains unprotected in large part; no country governs the high seas, international waters that comprise 64 percent of the ocean’s total surface area. Management measures have given rise to a patchwork of uncoordinated protections.Read more


Fri, Apr 28, 2017

by Verónica Muriel Carrioni

On March 26, 2017, 98% of voters in Cajamarca, Colombia decisively rejected mining in their territory.Read more


Wed, Mar 29, 2017

by Astrid Puentes

I represented AIDA in our very first intervention before the most important international human rights body in the Americas. We had been invited by the Court to comment on the consultative opinion raised by Colombian government on the link between environmental degradation and human rights; an issue reflecting the very core of our mission.Read more


Wed, Mar 29, 2017

by Sebastián Rodríguez

Palo Verde National Park in Costa Rica

Palo Verde National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. | Credit: Vilseskogen / Flickr.

 

The National Wetlands Policy is designed to strengthening the management and protection of these vital natural environments.Read more


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