Issue of April, 21, 2007
Junk food reigns at snack time.
Credit: Photo Stock
Limiting the Junk Food Banquet
By Diego Cevallos - IPS/IFEJ
atin America is waging its first wars against uncontrolled advertising and consumption of junk food.
Red tilapia raised in Caatinga Grande.
Credit: Rodrigo Farhat
Rural Residents Find Riches in Saltwater
By Adalberto Marcondes - Tierramérica
ish farming and growing forage crops resolve the problem of dealing with the waste left by water desalination in a thirsty community of the Brazilian Northeast.
HONDURAS: A Law to Save a Lake
The Honduran Congress is debating a bill to halt the deterioration suffered by the northern Lake Yojoa, an area which holds great biodiversity.
CHILE: Doctors Denounce Buried Arsenic
Buried at the Altonorte foundry, near the northern Chilean city of Antofagasta, are 150,000 tons of waste minerals, with 30 percent arsenic, charges the region's medical association.
CUBA: More Forested Areas by 2015
Cuba hopes to plant trees on 67,000 hectares per year until 2015, with the goal of increasing its forest cover from its current 24.5 percent to 29 percent, said experts at a Havana conference last week.
SOUTH AMERICA: Water Activists Issue Invitation to Governments
The non-governmental South American Water Association, which met here last week, has called on the region's government's to take part in a forum this September in Peru.
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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