Environment articles


Intrn’l Video: Award-winning film showcases depth of human spirit among Brazilian trash sifters

Intrn’l Video: Award-winning film showcases depth of human spirit among Brazilian trash sifters

LatinaLista — Since 2010, the year the film WASTE LAND was released, it’s been piling up awards faster than the garbage that used to pile up at the world’s largest garbage dump outside Rio de Janiero — the focus of this award-winning film. The film, described as the Slumdog Millionaire of documentaries, is about Brazilian-born

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Intrn’l Video: Mexican conservationists work with shark fishermen to make Mexico a shark sanctuary

LatinaLista — According to Wikipedia: The marine pelagic environment is the largest aquatic habitat on earth, occupying 1,370 million cubic kilometres (330 million cubic miles), and is the habitat for 11 percent of known fish species. Marine pelagic fish can be divided into coastal (inshore) fish and oceanic (offshore) fish. Coastal fish inhabit the relatively

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Intrn’l Video: A Caribbean oasis on its way to extinction

LatinaLista — It is estimated that by 2050 there will be 9.6 billion people on the planet. A recent study found that at this rate of global growth it will take only 40 years for some species of mammals and birds to become extinct. That’s not even including climate change or industrialization. The US ranks

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Intrn’l Video: Remote Mexican jungle brings out extreme cinematography in shooting extreme sport

LatinaLista — Rowing over a side of a raging waterfall is an extreme sport by itself that commands attention but mix in a little cinematic artistry, local culture and a narrative delivered in a haunting voice and what results is a short film that stays with you long after the filming stops. Cascada, a film


Murdered Costa Rican environmental crusader’s death still unsolved and cries for justice getting globally louder

By Jaclyn Lopez LatinaLista “They brutally murdered our companion Jairo, but, in honor of his fight, we will sprout ten Jairos more,” read the flyer at a peace vigil for Jairo Mora Sandoval. Jairo was born in 1987 in the Caribbean coastal town of Limón, Costa Rica. He was interested in sea turtles from a

The other big issue Latinos are waiting to hear in Obama’s State of the Union

LatinaLista — The recent public declarations of support for the DREAM Act and increased talk about immigration reform among Republican politicians has solidified Obama’s promise that he and Congress will address the issue sooner than later. While there are still aspects of immigration reform that activists and community leaders want to see addressed immediately, such