Issue of October, 01, 2005
Venice Doesn't Want to Be Another New Orleans
By Francesca Colombo
gigantic engineering project, slated for completion in 2010, aims to save the mystical Italian city of canals from the encroaching sea. Environmental groups sound the alarm on the work's potential environmental impact.
Bolivian children working in mines.
Credit: Javier Mamani.
Childhood in the Pit
By José Luis Alcázar
ore than 13,500 children and adolescents work in small mining operations in Bolivia, exposed to toxic gases, accidents and explosions. Their life expectancy is just 45 years.
Health Authorities Silent on Dangers of Sun's Rays
By Marcela Valente
he hole in the ozone layer reached record size over southern Argentina in September. But there were no special measures by the government to alert the population about the dangers of ultraviolet radiation.
Thousands of Kilometers with Camera in Hand
hotographer Mauricio Ramos will cross Mexico on foot, from the United States border in the north, to Guatemala in the south, in a challenging five-month adventure covering 3,100 km. Ramos hopes for an abundant harvest of images of nature and of the people he encounters.
BRAZIL: Invention for Saving Wash Water
A mechanism for re-using nearly all of the water utilized in the clothes washing machine reduces water consumption of 6,000 liters to just 15, and is very inexpensive, the president of Brazil's National Association of Inventors, Carlos Mazzei, told Tierramérica.
ARGENTINA: Maradona Defends Wichí Indigenous Peoples
On his television program "La noche del 10", the most watched show in Argentina, former soccer star Diego Maradona asked the government to prevent the clearing of the Pizarro reserve, in the northeastern province of Salta, where a community of Wichí Indians lives.
PERU: Denunciations of Mining Pollution
Community leaders in the mining province of Oyón, 160 km northeast of Lima, are demanding that the government take immediate steps to prevent the contamination caused by the company Buenaventura, world leader in silver production.
BRAZIL: Companies for Cleaner Production
From May 3 to May 6, 2006, in Bento Goncalves, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, the second International Ecological and Environmental Fair (FIEMA) will promote new technologies for sustainable development.
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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