Issue Date: Apr 15, 2011
Herman Rosa Chavez counts every day that he has been in office. It’s a point El Salvador’s soft-spoken Minister of Environment and Natural Resources makes in all his conversations, underscoring the urgency with which he views his tasks, both in the domestic and international sphere. “For us climate change is a current problem, not something that will come 10 or 20 years hence,” says the man who was a surprise choice for the post when the left-wing government of Mauricio Funes assumed charge on June 1, 2009.
Cheryl Colopy‘s book explores how south Asian rivers have been transformed from being considered sacred beings to sewers
How a township has set high standard for eco-friendly living