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As Contamination Threatens Water, Argentine Scientists Use Waste to Build Filters

Region: Argentina

Topics: EnvironmentWater

The Matanza-Riachuelo river basin is a source of water for millions of Argentines, but it’s also among the most polluted in the world. Scientists in Buenos Aires are hoping to clean up the water by harnessing an unlikely source – organic waste.

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Argentine Cooperative Sorts Recyclables

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Flooded: Luxury Building Boom on Wetlands Pushes Water Into Homes, Schools

Region: Argentina

Topics: Environment

The Las Tunas neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina has existed for decades longer than its wealthier neighbors. Now, the newer, gated communities, built on the wetlands that once provided drainage for the area, are trapping water in Las Tunas.

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Activists, Farmers and Monsanto Concerned as Lawmakers Consider Changes to Seed Law

Region: Argentina

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

Lawmakers in Argentina are considering a change to the country’s seed law that would require farmers to pay seed companies for not only the initial seeds but also the seeds harvested and used to grow a second generation of crops. The proposal is the latest in a simmering dispute between seed companies like Monsanto and Argentine farmers, and activists, farmers and seed companies are considering its potential consequences.

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For Female Recyclers in Argentina’s Capital, Local Woman Creates New Job as “Environmental Promoters”

Region: Argentina

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

In Argentina’s capital city, recyclers collect and resell hundreds of tons of materials every day. Jacquelina Flores has become a leading advocate for recyclers, including women who have moved into new roles as “environmental promoters,” teaching city residents how to recycle and promoting recycling.

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Argentina’s Economic Crisis Boosts Importance of Gardening for Food

Region: Argentina

Topics: CultureEducationEnvironmentHealth

Because of Argentina’s ongoing economic crisis, many are struggling to afford food at market prices. This makes programs to help low-income Argentine families and communities grow their own food increasingly important.

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In Argentina, Residents Living by a Contaminated River Wait, and Wait

Region: Argentina

Topics: EnvironmentHealth

On the outskirts of Argentina’s capital city, residents living near one of the world’s most contaminated waterways were promised help from the government after a 2008 Supreme Court ruling. Eight years later, most are still waiting.

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Mining Firms Seek Argentina’s ‘White Gold,’ But Local Approval Proves More Elusive

Region: Argentina

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

Argentina’s lithium deposits are attracting international companies who want to mine in the mineral-rich Salinas Grandes salt plains. But 33 indigenous communities in the area, concerned about harm to local people and their environment, have signed a document requiring companies to consult with them before mining.

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Plagued with Health Issues, Residents Near Dirty River in Argentina Have Few Options

Region: AmericasArgentina

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

Many of the 5 million people who live along the Matanza-Riachuelo river basin in Buenos Aires have reported health problems that experts have linked to pollution in the river. Residents are frustrated by lack of government action, which now plans to suspend, or even halt, operations of mobile health units that provide free medical care to people in that area.

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Citizens React: Summer Heat Brings Power Shortages in Buenos Aires

Region: AmericasArgentina

Topics: EnvironmentPolitics

Power shortages become a way of life in Buenos Aires during the summertime. Residents, many of whom say the government and power companies should have figured out a solution by now, are struggling to live normally as their refrigerators, street lights and other electrically-powered amenities stop working.

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