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The Struggle for Sustainable Energy on Galápagos

Wind farm on San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

A steady, low, hum accompanied by the “whoosh-woosh-woosh” of giant blades slicing through the air–music to the ears of sustainable energy advocates. It is the sound of the San Cristóbal wind project, three turbines generating power to help meet the island’s growing need for electricity. But, it is also the sound of half-fulfilled promises… Continue Reading →

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Tale of the Lobster: Celebrity Cruises Gets Pinched

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The cruise ship Celebrity Xpedition has had its license to operate in the islands suspended for 45 days because Galápagos authorities said the ship was carrying out-of-season lobster tails. Passengers who booked travel on the June 2nd cruise got a rude surprise when they were told by the company that their trip had been canceled. The company is appealing the decision and in the meantime, the ship remains anchored in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island…
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