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    A Sustainable Energy Plan for Barbados?

    Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

    In an earlier article, I looked at the sustainability of Brazil’s long-range energy plans. Today I examine Barbados’ recently announced 20-year plans. The government of Prime Minister Owen Arthur recently presented to Parliament a ambitious draft national energy plan that has numerous environmental elements in it. While some have applauded its stated intentions — reduction […]

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    Will Lima Breathe Easier?

    Saturday, October 14th, 2006

    Lima Is Not for Asthmatics A recent post in Ecoperu warned that walking through Lima’s city center could prove hazardous to your health due to contaminants in the air that exceed international standards. I was a bit taken aback by this statement. It’s been over three years since I last walked Lima’s center, so maybe […]

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    Quantifying the Health Impact of Poor Environmental Management

    Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

    The Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) recently released an interesting report on the linkages between environmental conditions and public health. It should be required reading for health, environment and aid officials and policymakers in all nations, but particularly in developing nations such as those in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It certainly will be […]

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