“I think we have to be careful – what makes it into the news isn’t the whole story. There is scarcity but there’s also the manufactured scarcity of who gets the water.” Mary Galvin, University of Johannesburg
Acre is specifically highlighted in current proposals as the first tropical forest state with which California plans to “link” its carbon market
Gas leaks, oil spills (the most recent being this past February) are now commonplace. The people here point out the conspicuous absence of the employees of the province’s Environment Ministry. The ministry says they have five trucks patrolling the region, but people here say they’ve only ever seen one.