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  • Paraná Looks at Generating Employment from Waste

    Thursday, March 19th, 2009

    I wish all states did this.
    The Environment Secretariat (SEMA) of the southern Brazilian state of Paraná met on Tuesday and Wednesday (17-18 March) with the environment authorities of 70 municipalities in the North and North Pioneer regions of the state, and today and tomorrow will meet with municipal officials from the rest of the state.  […]

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    Promoting TV Reuse Instead of Recycling in Mexico

    Sunday, March 1st, 2009

    From Retroworks:
    American Retroworks Inc. adopts novel approach to criticism of CRT reuse at its facility in Mexico. “Exchange Program” pays Mexicans for bringing in one junk CRT for each refurbished sale.
    For sale in Latin America – tested, refurbished, black 2001 brand name TV, 27″, only $40.
    Or, bring in an old junky clunker, and get $10 […]

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    Satellite Monitoring of Climate Change Impacts for 3 LAC Nations

    Saturday, December 27th, 2008

    Mostly lost in all the media coverage of the recent climate change negotiations in Poznan, Poland was this announcement from the UN Development Programme (UNDP).  I’m glad to hear that this initiative includes Colombia, Peru and Uruguay, particularly since the latter two cannot afford on their own this sort of satellite monitoring.  Why, I wonder, […]

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    US-Mexico State Partnership on Climate Change & Air Pollution?

    Friday, September 26th, 2008

    Last month Mexico’s Environment Secretary, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, suggested even closer cooperation on climate change and air pollution issues between the states on both sides of the US-Mexico border.  Speaking at the Border Governors Conference in Hollywood, California, Elvira Quesada proposed that the six Mexican border states (Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Sonora, […]

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    Mexico’s Eco-Partnership with California

    Monday, August 4th, 2008

    In February, when this blog was on hiatus while I worked on projects and expanding/updating the main Temas site, Mexico and the State of California signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) on cooperation in environmental matters.
    To be honest, I didn’t pay it much attention at the time. Not just because I was busy with […]

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    CO2 Emission Labels for Vehicles

    Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

    Chile may become the first Latin American or Caribbean (LAC) nation to require cars to bear labels about their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Several European nations already require such labeling, and a regulatory agency recently proposed a unique GHG emission label for cars sold in California.
    The lower house of Chile’s legislature, the Chamber of […]

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    Tire Mountains as a Border Issue

    Monday, July 14th, 2008

    If you you’re not a waste specialist (“garbologist”) or waste nut (like me), then you might have missed this one or not understood its significance even if you did hear of it.
    End-of-life (EOL) tires — called “scrap tires” by industry but often referred to as “waste tires” by regulators — have bedeviled environmental authorities and […]

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    Electronic Recyclers of America Launches Joint Venture With Azcarraga Family to Recycle Mexican Electronic Waste

    Saturday, November 11th, 2006

    From the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth:
    Electronic Recyclers of America Launches Joint Venture With Azcarraga Family to Recycle Mexican Electronic Waste
    California’s largest recycler of electronic waste and the family that founded Mexican television network, Televisa, today announced they have formed Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), a Mexican joint venture to recycle millions of pounds […]

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