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Andrea Rodríguez and María José Veramendi

Accountability and Transparency, Capacity Building, Climate Change | 30 November 2015

COP21 Begins, as Climate Hope Grows Stronger

Hundreds of world leaders gathered in Paris today to officially kick off the highly anticipated global climate talks. This is a critical moment for the future our life here on Earth. The more


Climate Change, Human Rights | 24 November 2015

For the life and health of my children: We MUST include Human Rights in the New Climate Accord

By Astrid Puentes Riaño ( @astridpuentes ) Originally published more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 19 November 2015

How can we save coral reefs?

By Haydée Rodríguez When I tell people I live in Costa Rica, they imagine my home on the beach, facing the ocean, waves rolling in from the endless horizon. In reality, I live in a city like more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 6 November 2015

Still Waiting for Justice in La Oroya

Part 1 of a 2-Part Series on the Human Rights Situation in La Oroya, Peru. By María José Veramendi Villa more

Significant methane emissions come from livestock

Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 29 October 2015

Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: A life jacket in times of climate change

By Florencia Ortuzar, AIDA attorney They’re all around you – the air conditioner hanging from your neighbor’s window, the charcoal powering your grill, the black smoke pillowing out of a more

Kemp's ridley sea turtle

Coral reefs, Oceans | 14 October 2015

Protecting Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

By Sandra Moguel Every few years, hundreds of hawksbill and kemp’s ridley turtles glide through the warm, shallow waters of more

colombia aerial spraying

Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 11 October 2015

5 Major AIDA Achievements of the Past 6 Months

1. Colombia Suspends Aerial Spraying of Glyphosate In May 2015, Colombia announced its intentions to suspend the aerial spraying of a toxic herbicide containing glyphosate, the main ingredient more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Public Participation | 26 September 2015

6 Things You Should Know About The Paris Climate Talks

Across Latin America, and the world, communities are facing the severe effects of a changing climate. As floods destroy ancestral homes, and droughts threaten livelihoods, the urgency with more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 25 September 2015

Rights of the Environment: The Pope is on our Side

In his speech before the United Nations today in New York, Pope Francis argued passionately in defense of the environment, proclaiming that the natural world should have the same rights more

Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 16 September 2015

A World Without Ozone

By Laura Yaniz In Mexico, on September 16th, people rest from a night of partying, and so does the sky. In that country, Independence Day begins contaminated by the excessive fireworks used more


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