Tourism is the largest industry in the world and as such has the power to greatly benefit communities and elevate people’s standards of living. I had an opportunity to ask Enrique Valdes Garcia, who is the Cultural and Sustainable Tourism Director at Mayaland Resorts, which has been family owned and operated since 1921.
Its founder, Fernando Barbachano Peon, is credited as the nation’s first tourism industry pioneer that helped to introduce many travelers to the glories of the Yucatan and the magic of the Mayan culture. The properties have also been verified by the Rainforest Alliance.
Panamá proyecta una inversión de 360 millones de dólares para un proyecto de energía eólica, cuya licitación se llevará a cabo en octubre, informó hoy la Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica (Etesa).
El secretario Nacional de Energía, Juan Manuel Urriola, declaró a la prensa que a mediados de 2013 Panamá debe comenzar a generar energía eólica, lo cual va a tener resultados muy positivos en el abastecimiento nacional.
Softbank Corporation President Masayoshi Son is rolling out a plan to turn Japan’s 1.3 million acres of unused rice paddies into solar farms. Energy issues in Japan have been under heightened scrutiny since the March 11th earthquake, tidal wave and resulting Fukushima nuclear disaster, particularly Japan’s slow adoption of renewable energy technology. Son has decided to tackle this problem head on and has done the math – just 20% of Japan’s unused rice paddies turned into solar farms would replace all of the 50 million kilowatts of energy generated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company.
Tyler Hicks/The New York TimesApache Indians singing and praying for rain during a drought in Arizona in 2002.
Because tribal lands are particularly prone to drought, flooding, wildfires and other weather extremes, American Indian tribes suffer disproportionately from the impacts of climate change, a new study from the National Wildlife Federation and other groups reported Wednesday.