Spotlight: Brazil

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Fifa 2014 has put Brazil in the spotlight. Brazil being the largest country in South America has a lot of flora and fauna to offer apart from its love for football.

Flora & Fauna

The largest tropical rain forest, The Amazon encompasses 7,000,000 square kilometres where rainforest acquires 5,500,000 square kilometres.

It also stretches out in to:

  • Peru
  • Columbia
  • Venezuela
  • Bolivia
  • Suriname
  • French Guian
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana

One-fourth of the world’s known plant species are found in Brazil along with the vast diversity of every animal group within the animal kingdom inclucing the Toucan, Alligator and small monkeys.

Although today we see, know and understand today’s climate mishaps, Brazil has taken it as their responsibility to ensure that their forests and cities maintain some sustainability.

The backstory of Brazil’s sustainability in the Amazon

Example 1: The city of Curitiba

http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Brazil-FLORA-AND-FAUNA.html#b#ixzz36P5rS09K

http://www.brazil.org.za/brazil-fauna.html#.U7U9e_mSyao

 

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ITS OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!

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The ALiti Family would like to thank all of ALiti Environment’s supporters and followers. We’re very happy about the work we’ve gone about doing and we hope to continue to inspire all of you to take action and acknowledge the reality of today’s environmental issues. 

A massive thank you to everyone.

Inspiring Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda Stories That Caught My Heart

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Another article written by blogger ‘I See Bela’ talking about the aid and ongoing support provided to the Philippines by nations, and individuals around the world.

I See Bela

Super Typhoon Haiyan, which is approximately three and a half times stronger than Hurricane Katrina, is the strongest typhoon on recorded history and the country that it hit, the Philippines, is just a developing country. Everything happens for a reason. Maybe, it is God’s sign for us to look at the climate change issue. But, why the Philippines? I hate the tweet that I read saying that it’s because God is punishing Filipinos. He is not. I’m very sure. It is just simply because God chose us because He knows that we can handle it. The Filipinos are very resilient. Indeed, what makes the Philippines more fun is its people. We have been hit by numerous storms and earthquakes. We can consider ourselves as ‘natural calamity veterans.’ Actually, Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines while the country is still recovering from the past typhoon and earthquake that it just experienced. Despite of…

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Mining Company FOUND Guilty For Damaging A Sacred Site

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Australian owned mining company, OM Manganese, is the first mining company to be taken to court for mining on sacred land.

Two Women Sitting Down at Bootu Creek mine, was said to be off limits, however blasting took place 25m away from the site.

OM Manganese was fined $150 000 due to explosives breaking up ground in July 2011. It was declared guilty for the damage done, but none for desecration.

 

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REFERENCE:

http://econews.com.au/news-to-sustain-our-world/miner-fined-150k-for-sacred-site-desecration/

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OM MANGANESE:

http://www.omholdingsltd.com/

http://www.ibtimes.com/om-manganese-fined-150000-damaging-sacred-two-women-sitting-down-aboriginal-site-australia-1370451

http://www.miningweekly.com/topic/om-holdings

Haiti Taking Action

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Over the years Haiti has experienced the battering of tropical hurricanes and earthquakes undergoing severe-felt damage. CNN’s Philippe Cousteau and his team aim to uncover the environmental challenges many nations are battling. They stop in Haiti to see how locals are not only repairing the damages of severe hurricanes and earthquakes, but they are left inspired as locals show them how they are also trying to improve their way of living through being sustainable.

Haiti lies right on the hurricane belt in the Atlantic Ocean. This is where tropical depressions [mainly] develop off the eastern coast of Africa in to tropical storms and eventually hurricanes as it moves across water in a westwards/north west direction on the hurricane belt. In its way lies Haiti.

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Not only enduring the inevitable destruction of hurricanes, they also experience earthquakes due to blind thrust faults. In January 2010 a 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed 2% [200,000-250,000 people] of Haiti’s population out of 10 million. It was near the epicenter of its capital, Port-au-Prince.

Despite all their suffering Haitians are keeping their hopes alive by taking action. 

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CLICK HERE to know more about Philippe Cousteau’s trip to Haiti.

Here is a behind the scene with Philippe Cousteau and his team in Haiti

Inside Haiti’s Poorest Slums

 

REFERENCES:

http://www.cnnasiapacific.com/press/en/content/906/

http://useconomy.about.com/od/criticalssues/a/Haiti_earthquake.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_belt

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:

PHILIPPE COUSTEAU AND HIS WORK

http://philippecousteau.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Cousteau

http://www.oceanfutures.org/about/cousteau-family/alexandra-and-philippe-cousteau

http://www.azureworldwide.com/team-philippe.php

http://earthecho.org/about

 

HAITI AND ITS DISASTERS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_disasters_in_Haiti

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake

http://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/hurricane-gustav-strikes-haiti

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Gustav

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7581669.stm

http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/hurricane-gustav-47082601

 

2 Solar Plants. Clean Energy Emerging in Morocco.

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A visual of Morocco’s vision

 

Morocco is set to launch 2 solar plants near the southern city of Ouarzazate. One will produce 200MW and the other 100MW.

Morocco’s solar agency working alongside its authorities has decided to move on with constructing a parabolic mirror technology for the 200MW concentrated solar plant, whilst the 100MW tower will be built as a solar power tower. Morocco’s power production is spent on heavily with intentions of it being subsidized. Due to its consumption of power growing at around 7 percent per year it imports power from Spain to meet its needs. Banking sources say financial funds will be put towards the solar plant project thanks to the World Banks’ Clean Technology Fund, The European Investment Bank and the German state-owned KfW Bank. Japan has also generously donated 7.4 million dollars in order for this project to commence.

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“The capacity…will depend on the contractors, who could bid for more than the announced capacity, especially with the 100MW tower which could reach 200m, the highest tower ever seen in Morocco.

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Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power is currently building a 160MW plant in Ouarzazate with intentions of producing 2GW of solar power by 2020.This is equivalent to about 38% of Morocco’s current installed generation capacity.

A 10 solar photovoltaic plant will be built around the country by state power utility ONEE, in order to generate 30MW with hopes of stabilizing electricity networks due to an increase of demand. A 318MW coal-fired plant will be built in Morocco by a Chinese firm, Sepco III. They seek to vary production and export energy to Europe, where the needs of energy is at a high demand.

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With new solar plants emerging in Morocco many benefits will arise, such as the availability of labor. Not only is Morocco seen for its tourism and trade of goods, but it now has a new face and will be considered as an environmental hub, where clean and sustainable energy will be appreciated, inspiring other African nations to take action. 

REFERENCES:

http://econews.com.au/news-to-sustain-our-world/morocco-to-build-two-major-solar-plants/

http://www.arabnews.com/news/459894

http://www.instablogs.com/japan-to-finance-morocco-s-solar-energy-project.html

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT:

MOROCCO’S SOLAR PLANT PROJECTS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power_in_Morocco

http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/08/morocco-to-tender-two-more-solar-power-plants/

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/0,,contentMDK:22775166~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:4114200,00.html

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=58687