Issue of September, 03, 2005
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Mexico Speeds Up CFC Elimination
By Diego Cevallos
he Mexican company Quimobásicos stopped producing CFCs, thus reducing output of this ozone-depleting gas worldwide by 12 percent.
Vacationers on the shores of Lake Ypacaraí.
Credit: La Nación newspaper.
The Contaminated "Blue Lake"
By Alejandro Sciscioli
ecal coliforms, organic material, phosphorous and nitrogen pollute Lake Ypacaraí, the main attraction for travelers in Paraguay outside the big cities. The results of a study of the lake by a Japanese aid agency are soon to be released.
ARGENTINA: New Air Pollution Controls
The Argentine capital now has two air quality monitoring stations that will for the first time allow officials to track the city's pollution levels and design policies to fight emissions of the so-called greenhouse gases that lead to global warming.
COLOMBIA: Trees Planted in New Transport System
Approximately 60,000 trees will be planted along the Integrated Mass Transit System being built in the western Colombian city of Cali to compensate for the trees that have to be removed to make way for the new routes.
PERU: Mining Law Includes Satellite Monitoring
A law passed recently in Peru states that mining companies will have to submit to rigorous standards for minimizing environmental harm and must present financial backing to ensure that once their operations end they will not leave behind contaminants.
BRAZIL: Uncertainty Despite Decline in Deforestation
The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon saw a sharp reduction this year, but the future is uncertain, and there is no assurance that this positive trend will continue, say environmentalists and researchers.
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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