Secretary General, Iberoamericana
• Secretary General, Iberoamericana;
• Inter-american Development Bank, Former President;
• Minister of Foreign Relations (1985-1988);
• Executive Secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (1972-1985);
• Secretary General of the U.N. Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy, held in Kenya in 1981; and
• Chairman of the conference that launched the Uruguay Round of international trade negotiations in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in 1986.
• Uruguay’s Universidad de la República in Economics and Business Administration (1953); and
• Specialized programs of study in the United States and France.
Corporate farms get blame as key water-pollution culprit
Blade: Perhaps former President Theodore Roosevelt said it best when he addressed a Buffalo audience in 1910, most likely in his trademark fist-pounding, cantankerous style.
"Civilized people,' Mr. Roosevelt said, "should be able to dispose of sewage in a better way than by putting it into drinking water.'
Hailed by historians as a key ally of naturalist John Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club, during the fledgling days of the American conservation movement, Mr. Roosevelt was no doubt using that...
Local salamanders could shed light on life under climate change
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Does a rough life as a youngster foretell hard times as an adult? A Virginia Commonwealth University researcher wants to know if that?s true -- for salamanders.
Doctoral student Julie Charbonnier is studying whether deprivation in early life affects how the little amphibians might fare in a world changed by global warming.
?How does your childhood impact you later in life?? asked Charbonnier, summarizing the work.
The object of her attention is the spotted salamander, a dark little cigar...
Drought conditions cause record years fSouthern Calif lifeguards
Press Telegram: The endless summer. That?s what lifeguards are calling the past 12 months.
As the hot and dry weather parches the state, people are fleeing to the beach.
Southern California guards are rescuing swimmers at record levels. Beaches are hitting capacity. Unusually warm water and large swells have amplified the crowds and danger. Guards are manning the towers more, even during typically mellow months, and taxpayers must cover a burgeoning overtime bill.
Los Angeles County beaches in 2014 saw...
California Drought Threatens Nation's Most Productive Farming Valley
NBC: In the rich farmland of the San Joaquin Valley it's summertime , peak growing season for many crops. But every sunbaked, scorching day brings another test of water reserves in a region running on empty.
The dearth of irrigation water from rivers or reservoirs has forced growers in the valley 80 miles north of Los Angeles to rely almost entirely on water pumped from wells. "I'm worried from a couple of standpoints," said grower Stuart Woolf, as he stood in a field of tomatoes at harvest time....
On Climate, a Younger Bush?s Ideas Stray From Party Ideology
New York Times: On the campaign trail in Texas for a little-known statewide office, George P. Bush is generally toeing the Republican Party line: He is attacking the federal health care overhaul, decrying abortion and championing gun rights.
But it is environmental policy that will be under his purview if, as expected, he wins his race to be the state?s next land commissioner in November. Last week, in his first in-depth interview on the topic nearly a year and a half into his campaign, the son of former Gov....
We can?t delay the fight against sea-level rise
Miami Herald: Regardless of its cause, sea-level rise is the inevitable, non-debatable consequence of the warming of the oceans and the melting of the planet's ice sheets. It is a measurable, trackable and relentless reality. Without innovative adaptive capital planning, it will threaten trillions of dollars of the region's built environment, our future water supply, unique natural resources, agricultural soils and basic economy.
Without such a plan, we invite escalating insurance rates, at best, and risk our...
Will Climate Change Denialism Help the Russian Economy?
Inter Press Service: The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy.
No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and increases in VAT and income tax) will inflict severe damage on most businesses and their employees, if last year's example of what happened when taxes were raised for individual entrepreneurs is anything to go by - 650,000 of them were forced to close their businesses....
Colorado fracking ban scorecard: 3 ruled illegal, 2 remain
Business Jurnal: Three out of five Front Range cities' bans on hydraulic fracturing in the last few years have been struck down by district court judges in recent weeks, and two others still stand.
Both Boulder and Broomfield still have fracking bans in place.
The city of Lafayette?s ban, which was approved by voters in November 2013, was struck down Thursday by Boulder District Court Judge D.D. Mallard.
She?s the same judge that in late July who ruled the city of Longmont?s ban on fracking, approved by...