Issue of September, 08, 2007
The destruction from 1998's Hurricane Mitch still hurts in Honduras.
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Small Improvements in Hurricane Preparedness
By Thelma Mejía - IPS/IFEJ
he aftermath of Hurricane Mitch in 1998 marked the beginning of some protection efforts in Honduras, but there is not yet a national policy for reducing the country's vulnerability to hurricanes.
Harvested rice paddies in Yangshuo, southern China.
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Global Warming Fuels Chinese Inflation
By Antoaneta Bezlova
persistent drought threatens the harvest of grains in China, driving up food prices.
CHILE: Warning on Salmon Farms in Earthquake Zone
The environmental group Oceana has urged the Chilean government to take a cautionary attitude in taking a decision to renew authorization for raising salmon in floating cages in the Aysén fjord, 1,600 km south of the capital.
HONDURAS: Reforesting the Capital's \"Lungs\"
Fruit and timber trees -- 300,000 of them -- have been planted over the past two years on Juan A. Laínez hill, once one of the Honduran capital's main green spaces, and environmental "lungs".
CUBA: The Return of a Natural Pool
A natural pool, Los Cangilones, along the Máximo River in the central Cuban province of Camagüey, will once again receive bathers year-round, after being rescued from contamination from the waste of a nearby fish farm.
VENEZUELA: Sea Turtles Faithful to Their Beaches
A hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) that was marked with a metal plate three years ago has returned to lay eggs in Macuro, on the northeastern Venezuelan peninsula of Paria.
BRAZIL: Agro-industry's Own Environmental Research Center
The main entities of Brazil's agricultural-industrial sector announced last week the creation of ARES, the Institute for Responsible Agribusiness.
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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