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  • Mexico: Researcher Raises Alert About Environmental Risks in Region With Highest Concentration of Wind Farms in Latin America

    By Renata Bessi, Santiago Navarro F. and Translated by Britt Munro and Sarah Farr, Truthout | Interview

    2014 917 wind 6bThe wind turbines of the Biioxo Wind Farm are located on land that used to be cultivated. (Photo: Santiago Navarro F.)

    Southern Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec is the site of the largest concentration of wind farm projects in Latin America. In this interview, biologist Patricia Mora explains what environmental impact studies leave out: the real impacts on regional flora and fauna, and how those negative effects extend beyond Mexico to ecosystems in Central America.

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  • Of Jenga Towers and Environmental Offsets

    Of Jenga Towers and Environmental Offsets

    By Vijay Kolinjivadi , Truthout | Op-Ed

    The fundamental supporting nutrients and climate regulation cycles of the planet are not resources that can be possessed and substituted. Environmental offsets suggest that which is irreplaceable is not and support the capitalist system of environmental Jenga. The fundamental supporting nutrients and climate regulation cycles of the planet are not resources and cannot be possessed.

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  • Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

    Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

    By Philip Ackerman-Leist, Truthout | News Analysis

    The 5,088 residents of the township of Mals in the Italian Tirol voted overwhelmingly on September 5 to ban agricultural pesticides to protect the health of the residents, the surrounding ecosystem and the integrity of the township's historical agricultural practices. According to an astounding 75 percent of the township's voters, the answer as of September 5 is a resounding "Ja."

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