14 Aug '11, 11am

Mexico: 90% of agricultural production is due to pollination… bees and bats are in peril.

Chile’s legal procedural authority, the Contraloría, denied that the water rights HidroAysén received from the General Water Directorate earlier this year were legally granted. HidroAysén needs these water rights in addition to those it already owns in order to build its two proposed dams on the Baker River, which are part of a larger five-dam project. (El Dínamo 8/3/2011) Solar energy company Atacama Solar S.A. will build a “gigantic” solar farm in the Atacama Desert in Chile’s northern First Region . The $773 million project will include 2,889,000 photovoltaic panels with an installed capacity of 250 MW that will be connected to the main northern grid. Construction is expected to last five years, and will begin later this year. (La Tercera 8/1/2011) The first wind park on Chiloé Island was approved by the regional environmental authority . The $235 million project, consi...

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