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  • The Ecoclubs Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Friday, January 2nd, 2009

    A couple of years back, while I was working on a series of posts for the Green Team about Dominican cities attempting to come to grips with their litter problems, I ran into some local news posts about how the mayor of La Vega attributed some of his success in cleaning up that city to […]

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    Combatting Deforestation – A Confession and Foreword

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

    This is another one from my oft-mentioned backlog queue — in fact, one of the oldest ones in the queue. It has stayed there so long not because I felt it was less important than the other topics I have discussed here at The Temas Blog. Rather the contrary! I felt it was too important […]

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    Argentine, Chilean, Colombian and Dominican Blogs Added to LAC Environment Blogroll

    Thursday, February 1st, 2007

    A few weeks back I announced the creation of a Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Environment Blogroll, wherein you will be able to find some of the best quality blogs on environment issues in the LAC context, and I invited suggestions, recommendations, nominations, etc. for which blogs to include. I am happy to introduce you […]

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    Mapping LAC’s Solar and Wind Power Potential

    Monday, September 18th, 2006

    In a recent discussion with a friend about whether Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) should invest heavily in nuclear power as part of its contribution to minimizing global climate change (the subject for a Temas blog some other day), he rejected the option of renewable energy sources — solar, wind, geothermal, wave, etc. “Too […]

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    Noteworthy Corporate Practices: Timberland in the DR

    Friday, September 8th, 2006

    A few months back The Green Team published a letter from a Timberland manager in the Dominican Republic outlining what their company does in the DR to improve its environmental management and minimizing adverse impacts on the local environment, not only in terms of waste minimization and recycling, but chemicals management and energy choices. Rather […]

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    About Keith R.

    Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

    Keith founded Temas Actuales LLC, a specialized consultancy focused principally on the Americas. The main focus of Temas has been environmental, health, safety and consumer protection issues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). He is the author of the book “Solid Wastes and Recycling in Latin America & the Caribbean: Trends & Policies.” He […]

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    The Need for Better Reef Protection, Part I: Why Should I Care?

    Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

    Although my snorkeling experience is limited, and I’m only just now learning to scuba dive, and I have never worked on reef protection issues in my job, even I had some idea of the beauty and value of coral reefs and the pressures facing them. But in the process of preparing a blog series on […]

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    Welcome to the Temas Blog / Bienvenido al Blog de Temas / Bem-vindo ao Blog de Temas

    Saturday, August 26th, 2006

    Welcome to the Temas Blog! My name is Keith Ripley. I am launching this blog for the same basic reason I originally launched my website, temasactuales.com — because I couldn’t find anything like it on the web. This blog will be devoted to a discussion of evolving law and policy on consumer protection, environmental protection […]

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