Day: August 24, 2019

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost

International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own environmental baggage.ImageAn entertainer performing in Edinburgh on Aug. 6. Visitors from around the world flock to the city for several festivals each summer, including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe and the Military Tattoo.CreditCreditJeff…

Trump arrives in Biarritz for testing G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a lunch ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaBIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the Atlantic seaside resort of Biarritz in southwestern France on Saturday for a G7 summit that will likely expose deep rifts…

Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWorldwide protests over Brazilian government inaction on Amazon firesThe record number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has coincided with a sharp drop in fines for environmental violations, BBC analysis has found.Official data from Brazil’s environment agency shows fines from January to 23 August dropped almost a…

Another Environmentalist Murdered in Chiapas

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae y televisa y cites.org Murdered:  the environmentalist Nora Patricia López León in Chiapas: they found her body in a hostel in Palenque. The biologist was in charge of the reproduction project of the red macaw, in the Aluxes Ecotourism Park. The Prosecutor’s Office of Homicide and Feminicide of Chiapas, with the…