Nicaragua set to sign Paris climate deal

Nicaragua is to sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving only the US and Syria outside the global pact. Under the agreement, nations across the globe pledged to keep rising global temperatures “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Nicaragua had previously rejected the agreement, arguing it did not go far enough to tackle the issue. However, […]

Adult fun gets a greener twist

Ever thought of having more environmentally friendly sex? Well you could soon be giving your bedroom a green tinge of eroticism thanks to a new invention. A Nicaraguan company has created what it claims is the first bio-kinetic sex toy which doesn’t need batteries to operate. Su Placer is a small adult toy manufacturer based […]

Germany invests €100m in Central America’s energy

Germany is to invest €100 million (£72m) in geothermal energy projects in Central America. The €233 million (£167m) programme called ‘Central American Integration System’ (SICA) is a collaboration between Germany, Nicaragua, Mexico and the Caribbean. The nations are also working towards improving the electricity networks and constructing biogas plants. Last week, Germany provided €6 million […]

US Nicaragua embassy gets energy efficiency makeover

The United States is revamping its huge embassy in Nicaragua to boost its energy efficiency. It has handed engineering firm Lockheed Martin with a contract to more than halve the energy use of the embassy in Managua. Around $15million (£9.8m) will be spent on installing 1MW worth of solar panels and improving lighting and chilling […]