Issue of September, 06, 2004
Industry is one of the leading culprits of greenhouse gas emission
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Small Companies Far from Meeting 'Green' Standards
By Diego Cevallos
ressure is rising in Mexico for small industries to be incorporated into a new initiative for measuring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Interior view of oil well towe
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Foreign Prices for Local Petroleum
By Franz Chávez
emands have been revived in Bolivia for nationalizing a valuable natural resource: hydrocarbons.
VENEZUELA: Exotic Insect Attacks Local Crops
Dozens of Venezuelan plantations of cacao (Theobroma cacao) and guanábana, or soursop (Annona muricata), and greenhouse-grown cayenne (Capsicum frutescens) have been hit in recent weeks by a plague of pink hibiscus mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus).
BRAZIL: Banana Trees Resistant to Sigatoka Fungus
Two banana varieties developed by Brazil's agricultural research agency Embrapa are providing hope for farmers in fighting black sigatoka, the most destructive disease afflicting this fruit.
CUBA: More Hurricanes Feared
Even before recovering from the damages caused by Hurricane Charley, the people of Cuba were crossing their fingers with the approach of September and October, the months of greatest cyclone activity.
GUATEMALA: Rangers Lacking to Protect Resources
There are just 240 rangers in Guatemala to protect thousands of hectares of biological reserves that Congress has declared national natural heritage sites.
HONDURAS: Development with a Dose of Conservation
Productive projects and environmental conservation efforts will be carried out in parallel in at least 80 communities in the desert south of Honduras, along the El Salvador border, presidential spokeswoman Armida López Contreras 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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Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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