Archive for the ‘Argentina’ Category

Argentina’s Kilimo on Developing a Water Savings Market in Latin America

Via AgFunder News, a look at one effort to develop a water savings market in Latin America: After several years of selling irrigation management tools to farmers, Argentina-based Kilimo recently adjusted its business model to focus on “water neutrality” for corporates. The concept is “kind of like carbon markets but specifically tied to water savings,” says Kilimo […]

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Why the Rush to Mine Lithium Could Dry Up the High Andes

Courtesy of Yale e360, a look at how the water impacts of a mining boom in an arid Andes region of Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia, home to half the world’s reserves: What environmental price should the world be willing to pay for the metals needed to switch to electric vehicles? The question is being asked […]

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Water, Not Lithium, Is The Resource Latin America Should Worry About

Via Rest of World, commentary on how water, not lithium, is the resource Latin America should worry about: As fires, storms, and heat ravage large swathes of the planet, the world seems to have ramped up its efforts to address climate change. At the heart of this drive is the emergence of “climate tech” — a […]

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This Machine Runs on Water: Lithium in Latin America

Via Geopolitical Monitor, a look at the water usage and water pollution problem associated with South America’s lithium industry: Lithium is the next big mining boom given that the mineral can be utilized for lithium batteries which are currently, and for the foreseeable future, in high demand as the world craves green energy. South America […]

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Argentina’s Epic Drought Is Pushing Economic Crisis to New Extremes

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on the significant impact of Argentina’s drought which has left almost half the annual soy crop ruined: Argentina’s record drought is worsening inflation and sending the peso to new lows, undermining the ruling party ahead of October presidential elections that could portend a dramatic swing in the country’s political direction.  […]

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Argentina’s Farmers Can’t Afford a Drought

Via Geopolitical Futures, an article on Argentina’s drought-driven challenges: Argentina is infamous for its economic malaise, but once a year, from March through May, it gets a reprieve. This is when agricultural exports bring in foreign exchange that Buenos Aires badly needs to carry the economy through the rest of the year. In 2023, however, […]

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