Issue of April, 04, 2005
The Foundations of Life Itself Are in Danger
By Stephen Leahy
round 30 percent of all mammal, bird and amphibian species could disappear from the planet, reducing the quality of the important ''services'' provided by the world's ecosystems, says the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
Indians Negotiate Reparations for Damages Caused by Dam
By Yadira Ferrer
mbera-Katío Indians have been in Bogotá since December protesting the impacts of the Urrá dam. Colombian officials hope to resolve the tensions this week.
BRAZIL: Tara Expedition Returns from Antarctica
''I was so surprised to see so many boats, an average of one ever two days, and so many tourists'' in Antarctica, Celine Ferrier, captain of the Tara, told Tierramérica. The research sailboat arrived in Rio de Janeiro this weekend, three months after leaving from Chilean Port Williams.
COLOMBIA: New Nature Park
Environmental groups applauded the declaration of a new national nature park in the southwestern Colombian jungle of Florencia, considered the ''last stand of biodiversity'' in that area.
MEXICO: Eco-Preserve in Danger
The Cuatrociénegas ecological preserve, in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, runs the risk of disappearing, Valeria Souza, researcher with the Autonomous National University of Mexico's Ecology Institute, told Tierramérica.
PERU: Mining Companies in the Dock
Peruvian government prosecutor Martha Salinas announced on Mar. 28 the conclusion of an investigation into environmental infractions and crimes in the mining industry, and that presumed criminal liability had been found for 128 companies, including the two largest operating in the country: Mexico's Southern Peru, and the U.S.-based Doe Run.
GUATEMALA: Serious Losses of Maize
Ongoing drought has caused damage to some 24,500 hectares of maize crops in the northern Guatemalan department of Petén.
Lessons From a Unique Decade
José Graziano da Silva *
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
José Graziano da Silva *
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
The Global Food Crisis and the Latin American Paradox
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Crisis Sows Community Gardens in Spain
CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
"We All Have to Start Being City Changers"
Tension Around Possible Islamic State in Northern Mali
Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina
Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables
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Indicators for the Climate Crisis
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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