Issue of April, 03, 2004
Natural Gas Crisis Shifts Focus of Chile's Energy Debate
By Gustavo González
aced with cuts in natural gas supplies from Argentina, environmentalists in Chile call for diversification of energy sources, while officials consider moving up the operational start date for a controversial hydroelectric dam on the Bío-bío River.
Feared Expansion of Hydroelectric Dam
GOs maintain that increasing the levels of the reservoir of the Yacyretá dam on the Paraguay-Argentina border will have serious environmental consequences. The authorities assure that they will relocate the residents and various species of plants and animals from the affected area.
VENEZUELA: Kites Kill Flamingoes
Dozens of flamingoes were killed in recent weeks by children and adolescents in the Tucurere wildlife preserve in the northwestern Venezuelan state of Falcón, reports the Ministry of Environment.
COLOMBIA: Call to End Fumigation in Protected Areas
Senators and environmentalists have asked the Colombian government to annul a resolution, currently suspended, that would allow anti-drug fumigation in natural areas protected due to their biodiversity.
CHILE: The Last Robinson Crusoe Castor-Oil Seed
Three scientists are working against the clock in Chile to reproduce the Robinsonia berteroi seed, a type of castor-oil bean endemic to Robinson Crusoe Island. And there is just one specimen of this castor-oil plant left.
BRAZIL: T for Transgenic
As of Mar. 31, Brazil is requiring labels to identify those foods that contain more than one percent genetically modified ingredients. Failure to comply is to be penalized with fines and seizure of the product.
GUATEMALA: Maya Assembly Under Way
The first National Assembly of Representatives of the Maya People began on Mar. 29 in Guatemala and aims to establish ties between the Indians, the state and the international community.
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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