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The government announced Thursday that it has granted title to more than 1.6 million acres (655,000 hectares) along Honduras’ border with Nicaragua and the Caribbean coast to the Miskito Indian communities that inhabit the area.
The executive director of Honduras’ National Agrarian Institute, Reynaldo Vega, said the Miskitos can use the land titles to defend the area’s natural resources. He said mining, gas, oil and lumber companies wanting to work in that area would have to deal with the Miskitos as owners of the land.
The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report previously used the color red in its risk diagram to represent areas most threatened by rising temperatures. Purple was added after concluding that “unique and threatened systems” like coral reefs and small island states are more vulnerable to the changing climate than could be accurately represented by the old diagram.
TEPCO’s handling of radioactive water at Fukushima has been like “whack-a-mole”, a minister said Monday after visiting the battered plant, pledging Japan’s government would step up its involvement at the site.