Agriculture

25/01/20
Author: 
Maddie Oatman
soup - Photo: Pixabay License

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

01/01/20
Author: 
Tracy L. Barnett, Earth Island Journal
The small Mexican town of Temaca has become a beacon in the global movement to democratize water and energy management. CARLOS SÁNCHEZ PIMIENTA VIA FLICKR

It’S 9 A.M. and a grey cloud that had been shrouding one of four mountains surrounding Temacapulín, in the highlands of western Mexico, has begun to lift. “SINCE THE SIXTH CENTURY, TEMACAPULÍN WELCOMES YOU.” The bold white letters emblazoned on the side of one of the mountains, Cerro de la Cruz, emerge through the mist, Hollywood-style, as the town’s inhabitants scurry to live up to the promise. It’s the first day of the Tenth Annual Chile de Arból Fair and a steady rain has been threatening to flood the town’s two-day festival of resistance against a mega-dam project nearby.

07/12/19
Author: 
Reuters at Victoria Falls

One of southern Africa’s biggest tourist attractions has seen an unprecedented decline this dry season, fuelling climate change fears

04/11/19
Author: 
Hannah Ellis-Petersen

3 Nov 2019

Car fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from farms have contributed to pollution crisis

14/10/19
Author: 
Lia Grajalas

[Webpage editor: Read this valuable account of developments in Venezuela, but which is also worth thinking about in terms of how we in Canada can face the looming reality of the climagte crisis, and in particular of the dialectic between 'progressive' government policy and 'popular' initiatives.]

A young theorist and grassroots organizer argues that Chavez’s socialist project lives on as an array of self-organized initiatives.

20/09/19
Author: 
Alexander C. Kaufman

09/18/2019

The support comes as the climate policy fight broadens from energy and transportation to agriculture.

[ See video here.]

14/09/19
Author: 
Miranda Cady Hallett
A farmer carries firewood during the dry season in Nicaragua, one of the Central American countries affected by a recent drought. Neil Palmer for CIAT/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

September 6, 2019 

Clouds of dust rose behind the wheels of the pickup truck as we hurtled over the back road in Palo Verde, El Salvador. When we got to the stone-paved part of the road, the driver slowed as the truck heaved up and down with the uneven terrain. Riding in the back bed of the truck, Ruben (not his real name) and I talked while we held on tight, sitting on sacks of dried beans that he was taking to market.

13/09/19
Author: 
Paola Rosa-Aquino
Protestors, joined by faith leaders and members of Extinction Rebellion Toronto, take over the intersection of Yonge and Dundas streets in Downtown Toronto as part of a demonstration declaring a climate crisis on June 10, 2019. Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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