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Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: clouds

In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue increasing as they have been, 90% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests would be affected as early as 2060. The current cloud and frost environment of the highly diverse alpine ecosystems above these equatorial cloud forests, known as páramo, will nearly disappear.
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22 of the Best Things to Do in Mexico City

Mexico City is often described in foreign media as unsafe and dirty. However, we found this unsavory reputation to be completely unwarranted. One of the best things to do in Mexico City is explore the San Angel Neighborhood Just like any major city around the world, there are areas that should be avoided, but you’ll quickly see that there is much more to Mexico City than the rumors will have you believe. CDMX, or Cuidad de Mexico , is full of unbeatable food, charming tree-shaded ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, Mexico City, North America, Sonora, Sears, Central America, Latin America, Oaxaca, Destinations, San Juan, Diego Rivera, Teotihuacan, Allianz, Western Hemisphere


Dispute with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

The capital Port-au-Prince’s fragile power grid was dealt a blow when Novum Energy Trading Corp suspended shipments in February, leaving residents without electricity for days and many gas stations with no fuel at the pumps. Novum says the government owes it $40 million in overdue payments for fuel. The Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Haiti long relied on fuel shipments from nearby OPEC member Venezuela, which offered cheap financing to several Caribbean nations to buy its gasoline, diese...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Haiti, Caribbean, Port Au Prince, Western Hemisphere, Novum, Novum Energy Trading Corp


Row with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

Novum says the government owes it $40 million in overdue payments for fuel. The Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Haiti long relied on fuel shipments from nearby OPEC member Venezuela, which offered cheap financing to several Caribbean nations to buy its gasoline, diesel and other products through a program called Petrocaribe.     But the scheme fell apart last year due to economic turmoil in Venezuela, forcing Haiti - a nation of 11 million people - to return to international markets.    ...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Haiti, Caribbean, Western Hemisphere, Petrocaribe, Novum


U.S. ratchets up pressure on Venezuela, Cuban backers

Greater efforts to prevent oil revenues from reaching Maduro, including sanctions on Venezuela's finance and oil sectors, were coming, Pence said in Houston before a hand-picked audience of 300 people, many from the local Venezuelan community who support Maduro's ouster. "The United States will continue to exert all diplomatic and economic pressure to bring about a peaceful transition to democracy" in Venezuela, Pence said at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, calling oil ship...
Tags: Florida, Science, United States, Venezuela, Houston, Cuba, Pence, Maduro, Western Hemisphere, Venezuela Pence, Juan Guaido


Here’s how much traffic crosses the U.S.-Mexico border

Ports of entry President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico. Today we look at the yearly movement of vehicles and people between the two nations. According to the U.S. government, the San Ysidro port of entry is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. It’s one of three ports of entry near San Diego area. The checkpoint processes an average of 70,000 northbound vehicle passengers and 20,000 northbound pedestrians daily. The map shows pedestria...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Mexico, Uncategorized, California News, Infographic, Bloomberg, Sport, World news, Soccer, San Diego, Local News, Donald Trump, Western Hemisphere, Nogales


Red Cross announces aid delivery to Venezuela as White House warns Russia over troop deployment

The Red Cross has announced that it plans next month to bring aid to 650,000 Venezuelan people, attempting to push through the blockade imposed by President Nicolas Maduro and alleviate immense suffering. Francesco Rocca, the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said on Friday that his organisation would bring in supplies, handing them out to those most in need. He insisted that his aid delivery was not partisan, and would be distributed fairly. Mr Maduro...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, US, United States, Venezuela, Red Cross, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Abrams, Caracas, John Bolton, Maduro, Western Hemisphere, Elliot Abrams, Rocca


Did Hilma Af Klint Invent Abstract Art? Not Really

Susan Tallman: “The claim for af Klint as an inventor of abstract art runs into two serious problems. The first is that it doesn’t seem to match how she thought the work should function. The second is that abstraction was ‘invented’ in the same sense that the Western Hemisphere was ‘discovered.'” – The New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, Visual, Western Hemisphere, Hilma af Klint, Klint, 04.04.19, Susan Tallman


White House warns Russia, others against sending troops to Venezuela

The warning comes after two Russian air force planes landed outside of Caracas on Saturday, believed to be carrying nearly 100 Russian special forces and cybersecurity personnel. U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this week said "Russia has to get out" of Venezuela. "We strongly caution actors external to the Western Hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the Hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military operations," Bolton said.
Tags: Science, White House, Russia, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Caracas, Western Hemisphere, Hemisphere


Trump adviser warns Russia on military presence in Venezuela

President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Russia on Friday about its military presence in Venezuela, saying any move to establish or expand operations there would be considered a "direct threat" to international peace. "We strongly caution actors external to the Western Hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the Hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military operations," White House national security adviser John Bolton said...
Tags: Science, White House, Russia, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton, Western Hemisphere, Hemisphere


Bolton condemns Maduro, use of Russian military personnel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton is condemning Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, saying he is using foreign military personnel to stay in power. Bolton further warned external actors — those outside the Western Hemisphere — against deploying military assets to Venezuela or anywhere else in the hemisphere. He says the […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, John Bolton, Maduro, Western Hemisphere


Bolton: Russia, others sending troops to Venezuela is 'direct threat' to region's security

Two days after U.S. President Donald Trump said "Russia has to get out" of Venezuela, national security adviser John Bolton issued a second warning in a strongly worded formal statement. "We strongly caution actors external to the Western Hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the Hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military operations," Bolton said. "We will consider such provocative actions as a direct threat to international peace and...
Tags: Science, Russia, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, John Bolton, Western Hemisphere, Hemisphere


Pompeo Expands Trump Admin’s Ban On Aid To Overseas Abortion Providers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday expanded the Trump administration’s ban on U.S. aid to groups that promote or provide abortions to include organizations that comply with the rules but give money to others that don’t. Pompeo also said the U.S. would cut some assistance to the Organization of America States because at least two of its agencies are allegedly lobbying for abortion availability in the Western Hemisphere. Pompeo said the administration was committed to pr...
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, United States, Ronald Reagan, Mexico City, Abortion, Venezuela, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, State, OAS, Organization of American States, Western Hemisphere, Inter American Commission on Human Rights


Gov. Gavin Newsom to halt death penalty despite voter efforts to hasten executions

Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on the death penalty for all 737 inmates on California’s death row, ensuring that no executions will take place while he is governor, an administration source has confirmed. Newsom’s order also will withdraw the state’s lethal injection protocol and immediately close the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison. The action, however, leaves intact all convictions and sentences, and does not provide for the release ...
Tags: Crime, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Uncategorized, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Egypt, Aclu, Death Penalty, Courts


New York to open tallest outdoor observation deck in Western Hemisphere

Standing at more than 1,100 feet, New York's Edge will be the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere and the fifth highest in the world.
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Week 14: Relaxing at Stunning Lake Mead, Nevada

This week was all about taking it slow and enjoying the stunning lakeside views and desert landscape from our campsite. I was happy to hear the coyotes howl at night as we sat around the campfire – finally a place we can have one again. Lake Mead RV Village I had time to set up a new homeschooling routine for the girls, catch up on work and exercise. We were able to use this time also to run a few errands – put Kalyra’s broken camera into Best Buy for repair. Thankfully I bought the protecti...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Utah, Usa, Instagram, US, San Francisco, Facebook Messenger, Chromebook, Arizona, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hoover, Vegas, Family Travel


Where to Draw the Line?

Copyright David Hayward – www.nakedpastor.com Happy International Women’s Day! The church that I attend has been going through a series entitled “Her Story” which details why it is so important to have women in leadership in the church. The sessions are really worth watching (or listening to if that is your preference). Here is what we have covered so far: 1. Seeing the Big Picture: We discuss why it is so important to have gender equality in church leadership. 2. Jesus and the New Covenan...
Tags: Religion, South Africa, Jesus, Timothy, Western Hemisphere, David Hayward, Michael Bell, Jo Saxton, Evangelical Issues, Bruxy Cavey, Klasie, Bruxy, God's Big Family, Karmyn Bokma, Leanne Friesen


Trump Undercuts Efforts To Stop Migrant Smugglers Despite Tough Talk

ICE has shifted manpower and money away from more complex investigations to support the administration’s push to arrest, detain and deport undocumented immigrants. In his quest to build a border wall, President Donald Trump has warned of jobs stolen from American workers, suburbs terrorized by criminal aliens, and desperate migrant caravans headed north. Lately, though, he has found a favorite new target in the “ruthless coyotes” and “vicious cartels” that smuggle migrants into the United Stat...
Tags: Asia, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, Mexico, White House, Immigration, America, Qatar, Dhs, Fbi, United States, Philippines, Ice


It’s time to provide Californians with a reliable, resilient water supply

Climate change is here, and we must act now. This past summer, Californians experienced catastrophic wildfires that wiped out entire towns, took lives and brought pain and suffering to both the north and south of our state. If we do not respond to the climate change warnings before us, particularly drought, we will fail our children and our grandchildren who call California home. This is not just an environmental issue, it’s a social justice issue. In his first State of the State address this we...
Tags: Australia, California, Opinion, Mexico, Senate, Israel, Sport, Soccer, United States, Middle East, Atkins, Jerry Brown, Disneyland, San Diego County, Pacific Ocean, Gavin Newsom


Haiti is ‘on fire’ after days of riots

Haiti (MNN) – Haiti is at a standstill as riots ( or ‘manifestations’) filled the streets this week.  For Haiti With Love’s Eva Dehart explains, “It’s an accumulation, over the two years that this administration has been in, of no services. When you’re in a situation where the general feeling is ‘it’s just too expensive to live’, it has resulted in a depression that is country-wide, and manifesting itself in pure frustration in the streets.” Often, when unrest breaks out, it stays roughly wit...
Tags: New York, Haiti, Eva, Dominican Republic, Jovenel Moise, Western Hemisphere, Eva DeHart, DeHart, Cap Haitien, Roseline, capital city Port au Prince This, Wikipedia Rioters, DeHart Food, Port au Prince However


World Radio Day: A chance to celebrate God’s work on the waves

International (TWR Press Release) -- Today is World Radio Day , and Trans World Radio takes the opportunity to join with organizations around the world in celebrating the role of this powerful medium in shaping our lives and bringing communities together. UNESCO established the observance for every Feb. 13 to draw attention to the importance of radio as a low-cost medium that reaches “the widest audience in the world.” These are the very factors that have helped make TWR the largest Christ...
Tags: Nigeria, Unesco, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Bonaire, PAUL, Central Asia, Western Hemisphere, Trans World Radio, Lauren Libby, Fancycrave, Silk Road Transmitter


I took a 6-hour flight with the second-oldest airline in the world and was disappointed with the experience for a few key reasons

Avianca is Colombia's national airline. I recently flew with Avianca round trip from New York City's John F. Kennedy airport to Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. I found the flight comfortable yet lacking in many aspects. I recently flew with Avianca roundtrip from New York City's John F. Kennedy airport to Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. Avianca is Colombia's national airline, and it's actually the second-oldest airline in the world. The airline was founded in 1919 as the ...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, John F Kennedy, South America, KLM, Bogota, Avianca, Netherland, Western Hemisphere, Benjamin Zhang, El Dorado International Airport, El Dorado International Airport Avianca, Colombian German Air Transport Company


Growing List Of European Nations Endorse Venezuela Opposition Leader Guaidó

More than a dozen nations in the Western Hemisphere, known as the Lima Group, also admitted Guaidó's interim government as a full member.(Image credit: LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Western Hemisphere, Lima Group, Lars Hagberg, Guaido


The second-oldest airline in the world is based in Colombia — here’s what it was like to fly on Avianca to Bogotá

Avianca is Colombia's national airline. I recently flew with Avianca round trip from New York City's John F. Kennedy airport to Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. I found the flight comfortable yet lacking in many aspects. I recently flew with Avianca roundtrip from New York City's John F. Kennedy airport to Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. Avianca is Colombia's national airline, and it's actually the second-oldest airline in the world. The airline was founded in 1919 as the ...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, John F Kennedy, South America, KLM, Bogota, Avianca, Netherland, Western Hemisphere, Benjamin Zhang, El Dorado International Airport, El Dorado International Airport Avianca, Colombian German Air Transport Company


Venezuela isn't Syria: Why the US shouldn't overreact to Putin's bluff

Brian Fonseca, David Kramer and Frank Mora write that the US shouldn't worry too much about Vladimir Putin's involvement in Venezuela; it's a chance to needle the US in the Western Hemisphere, but Russia's reach is limited and it's mostly a bluff
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Syria, Cnn, Venezuela, Western Hemisphere, Frank Mora, Brian Fonseca David Kramer


Venezuela power struggle heats up with Guaido curbs, protest plans

Venezuela's Supreme Court imposed a travel ban on Guaido and froze his bank accounts in apparent retaliation for oil sanctions imposed by the United States that are expected to severely hit the OPEC member's already collapsing economy. Guaido is recognized as president by the United States and most Western Hemisphere nations, presenting the biggest challenge to President Nicolas Maduro's six-year rule. The 35-year-old opposition lawmaker, who is president of the National Assembly, wants new el...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Maduro, Western Hemisphere, Guaido


Maduro hits out at US over sanctions on Venezuelan state oil firm

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, has hit out at the US after the Trump administration imposed sweeping sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil firm PDVSA. The move is aimed at severely curbing the OPEC member's crude exports to the United States and at pressuring the socialist leader to step down. Minutes before the announcement, Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader who proclaimed himself interim president last week with US backing, said congress would name new boards of d...
Tags: News, White House, China, Russia, US, Opec, Ap, United States, United Nations, Treasury, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Chevron, Gulf, Trump


Exclusive: Refiner Citgo prepares to fend off Venezuela's opposition government

Juan Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled congress who proclaimed himself president this week, is considering naming a new team to lead Citgo, two sources told Reuters. "Citgo is the property of the Venezuelan state," Maduro said, adding that the OPEC-member country plans to continue selling oil to the United States, its first destination for crude exports and state-run PDVSA's largest source of cash.     The United States led numerous other Western Hemisphere nations in recognizing G...
Tags: Science, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Maduro, PDVSA, Western Hemisphere, Citgo, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Refiner Citgo, Reuters Citgo


This drone hyperlapse of Mexico City is absolutely stunning

Originally founded in 1325, Greater Mexico City has since become one of the largest metropolitan areas on earth, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere, housing more than 21 million people. Amongst those 21 million people who call Mexico City their home is Tarsicio Sañudo. As an aerial filmmaker, he decided to shoot a drone […] The post This drone hyperlapse of Mexico City is absolutely stunning appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Mexico City, Western Hemisphere, Tarsicio Sañudo, Greater Mexico City


Many Latin American governments support Venezuela's Guaido

Numerous governments in the Western Hemisphere quickly recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of his crisis-torn country Wednesday.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Western Hemisphere, Juan Guaido