Issue of October, 16, 2004
Three Hylesia metabus moths. Their abdomen hairs cause allergic reactions in some people
Credit: Frances Osborn
Furry Moths Invade Northern Venezuela
By Yensi Rivero
n explosion in the population of a moth species, fomented by Hurricane Ivan last month, has triggered allergic reactions in at least 3,000 Venezuelans.
Q & A
''In Argentina there is environmental masquerading''
By Francesca Colombo
rgentine biologist Raúl Montenegro, winner of the ''Alternative Nobel Prize'', spoke with Tierramérica about his environmental achievements.
BRAZIL: Chagas Disease Alters DNA
Chagas disease, which affects 18 million people in Latin America, can be lethal because it causes genetic alterations, according to the findings of scientists at the University of Brasilia.
The 'araucaria' or monkey puzzle tre
Credit: Diego Alarcón
CHILE: Save the Native Trees!
The Chilean environmental group Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente presented a case before the capital's Court of Appeals to overturn a decree from Agriculture Minister Jaime Campos that authorizes the logging of native tree species, which have been declared national monuments.
VENEZUELA: Two Children Die from Bat Bites
Two Venezuelan children died of rabies last week after being bitten by blood-sucking bats in a settlement on the coast of the northeastern state of Sucre.
CUBA: Warning on Forest Fire Risks
Hurricane Ivan's passage through Cuba's Guanahacabibes Peninsula in September left a danger of forest fire, which would be disastrous for the strategic biosphere reserve located there.
HONDURAS: To the Rescue of Chismuyo Bay
Local officials and residents of the Honduran department of Valle, on the southern border with El Salvador, this month launched a project to save Chisjuyo Bay, in the Gulf of Fonseca.
GUATEMALA: Reproducing Endangered Fish
A technical mission from Taiwan is helping Guatemalan officials in an effort to boost the population of the Petenia splendida, or red bay snook, typical of this country but in danger of extinction from overfishing, officials from the Taiwanese embassy told Tierramérica.
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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