Issue of July, 04, 2005
Young potato plants at the international in vitro gene bank in Peru
Biotech Opens Doors to Andean Development
By Humberto Márquez
olombia, Peru and Venezuela are the Andean vanguard in exploiting biodiversity for biotechnology, a global market that moves more than 90 billion dollars annually.
Nuclear power plant at Bugey, France.
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Dangerous Summer for Nuclear Power Plants
By Julio Godoy
wave of simmering heat could force some of France's 58 nuclear reactors to shut down. A warning has already been declared due to recent high temperatures.
VENEZUELA: New Environmental Coalition
Four non-governmental organizations created the Access Venezuela coalition, which aims to track the government's promises on environmental management issues, and to conduct training and distribute information, one of its leaders, Alcira Ascanio, told Tierramérica.
BRAZIL: Studying the Flora of the Amazon
Sustainable economic exploitation of the riches of Brazil's forests gained a new tool with the book "Useful Fruits and Plants in Amazonian Life", a collection of scientific and traditional knowledge of 32 native species.
GUATEMALA: Regulations for Gas Emissions
Guatemala's Environment and Natural Resources Ministry is drawing up regulations for gas emissions -- and could take effect before the end of the year.
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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