Issue of September, 22, 2007
Some substances both damage the ozone layer and contribute to the greenhouse effect.
Ozone Treaty Cools Down Global Warming
By Stephen Leahy, Special to Tierramérica
he United States was the protagonist in talks for moving faster to eliminate gases that damage the atmospheric ozone layer and aggravate climate change.
Algae carry out photosynthesis and absorb carbon dioxide
Credit: Photo Stock
Algae Against Climate Change?
By Julio Godoy* - IPS/IFEJ
cientists are testing the capacity of algae to absorb carbon dioxide and to produce from their own biomass a fuel that is less polluting than gasoline.
Cuban girls cleaning up a beach.
Credit: Julio Haedo
CUBA: Kids and Adults in Nature Clean-Up
Hundreds of people in Cuba took part in the campaign "To Clean the World", sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program, reforesting and cleaning up coastal areas.
CHILE: Mapuches Denounce Government at the UN
The Chilean government should turn in the report about the denunciation presented by ecologists and Mapuche Indians of the central region of Araucanía "if it wants to hold a post in 2008 on the UN Human Rights Council."
VENEZUELA: A Plan to Save the Amphibians
Scientific and environmental institutions drafted a plan to protect the 320 species of toads, frogs and salamanders (five percent of the world's total) that live in Venezuela.
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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