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    Rio Adopts Law on Used Oil and Motor Oil Filters

    Friday, September 18th, 2009

    The governor of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) state today signed a law regarding the final disposition of used lubricating oils and their filters.  The new law, rather short and simple, does four things: limits the sale of lubricating oils to those establishments equipped with “an adequate area” and “necessary specific equipment” for the collection of […]


    US$300 Mil. to Help Mexico Improve Environmental Management in Key Sectors / US$300 para apoyar a México mejorar manejo ambiental en sectores claves

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

    From the World Bank: World Bank Supports Mexican Initiative to Improve Environmental Management in Key Sectors of the Economy US$300 Million to Develop Environmental Policies The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a loan for US$300.75 million to assist the Mexican government in its effort to better integrate sector policies in order to achieve […]


    More Ways to Follow Temas

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

    This week I’ve added a feature or two to The Temas Blog that should make it easier for you to follow the blog.  The first of these can be found on the righthand column.  It’s called Notifixious.  It allows you to set it up that you are notified through AOL Instant Messaging (AIM), Google Talk […]


    A Temas Anniversary

    Thursday, August 28th, 2008

    Two years ago The Temas Blog was born. Hard to believe two years have passed already.  Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I’m stil blogging.   I bet that some of you, when The Temas Blog went on hiatus for a few months during this second year while I focused on a full make-over for the […]


    Don’t Be Shy!

    Saturday, June 7th, 2008

    Key to making this blog more useful, informative and readable for you is feedback. For some reason, I tend to get few (non-spam) comments on the posts and pages of Temas. If that’s because you’re reticent about making public comments, suggestions, recommendations critiques or criticisms, no problem, send me a message privately! If it’s a […]


    Quite a Year

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

    A Temas Anniversary A year ago The Temas Blog was born.  It's been one heck of a year. I had some idea of the daunting task I was setting myself when I started this venture, but I had all the enthusiasm and energy of a neophyte blogger.   A year later, I have less energy […]


    Blogging for Positive Global Change

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

    Leila at everydaytrash has nominated The Temas Blog for a Blogging for Positive Global Change "award."  It’s a meme, or blog-driven chain letter with the aim of highlighting bloggers who “have taken the weight of the world upon their shoulders and are trying to build awareness among their readership in order to create a more […]


    New Sections Added to the Reading List

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

    Yeah, yeah, I know I'm running behind in adding the promised sections to the Temas Recommended Reading List, but I'm getting there, slowly but surely!  Recently added have been:     Mining     Transport     Urban Environment     Wastes I remain interested in possibly adding a section on Environmental Education, but as I confessed before, it […]


    Why? Porque?

    Saturday, March 10th, 2007

    My blogfriend Katia has done it to me again — tagged me for a blog meme. I could (legitimately) protest that The Temas Blog is supposed to be about the issues and not about me, but what can I say, I have a soft spot for cute and amável Brazilian ladies that offer me a […]


    Five Things You Should Know about Me

    Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

    My friend Katia "tagged me" for the "5 things" meme.  While I never intended to make this blog so "personal," I'll play along this once because minha amiga Katia é muita amável. OK, five things to know about me: De nascimento norteamericano…  I was born and raised in small town USA, although I have always […]

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