Solar Energy in Nicaragua
Sí a la Vida in Managua rescues glue-sniffing street-kids from glue addiction and the dangers and hopelessness of life on the streets.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (U.S. Department of Energy)
Solar Radiation Resource Information (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
PV-Watts A tool to calculate energy produced by installed photovoltaics
Guide to Home Solar Panels (Solar Tribune)
Guide to Solar Thermal Energy (Solar Tribune)
Alternative Energy Engineering (Solar equipment wholesaler)
World Information Service on Energy - information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues. (Links to many other sources.)
American Solar Energy Society
Northern California Solar Energy Association
Home Power Magazine
Solar Energy International Renewable energy education. Offers hands-on workshops in solar, wind, and water power and natural building technologies.
The End of Fossil Fuels The human species cannot be expected to outlast the dense accumulations of energy that have helped define its niche. Human beings like to believe they are in control of their destiny, but when the history of life on Earth is seen in perspective, the evolution of Homo sapiens is merely a transient episode that acts to redress the planet's energy balance.
CubaSolar (Cuban Solar Energy Network, in Spanish)
Lighting from above: A guide to solar energy
A Kid's Guide to Solar Power in the Home
Harnessing Sunlight: A Kids' Guide to Learning About Solar Power
John Negroponte: Bush's former UN Ambassador suppressed information on human rights abuses in Honduras during the US-funded contra war. Baltimore Sun report L.A. Times report
Otto Reich: Bush's former Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs invokes the ghosts of a particularly divisive scandal. During the early 1980s, when the Reagan administration met a rising tide of domestic opposition to its wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, Reich headed a propaganda department in the State Department called the Office of Public Diplomacy. This unit was staffed with CIA and Pentagon "psychological warfare" specialists and reported to Oliver North. The function of the operation was to mislead the American public by disseminating false information and discrediting reporters whose work the Reagan administration did not like. Congressional probes of the Iran-contra scandal later identified numerous illegalities and led to the closure of the Office of Public Diplomacy. National Security Archive report
Search the National Security Archive for more background information on Nicaragua.
Campaign for Labor Rights
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
Corporate Globalization and the Free Trade Area of the Americas
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