Issue of November, 29, 2004
Expedition Pursues Secrets of Clipperton Island
By Julio Godoy
rench scientists are slated to arrive in early December on the tiny atoll located 1,300 km southwest of the Mexican resort of Acapulco. Their findings could help the world to understand climate phenomena like El Niño, the research team's chief Jean-Louis Etienne told Tierramérica.
The scarlet macaw is one of many endangered species in Latin America
Credit: Claudio Contreras
Business and Biodiversity - Risk of 'Greenwash'?
By Sonny Inbaraj
orporations returned to the center of debate at the third World Conservation Congress, which ended Nov. 25 in Bangkok. Skeptics say partnerships between environmental groups and transnational corporations only serve to ''greenwash'' the sullied image of some companies, reports Tierramérica from Thailand.
BRAZIL: Behind Soybeans Comes Transgenic Cotton
Brazil is experiencing new transgenic confusion. Environmentalists and the Environment Ministry challenge the National Biosecurity Technical Commission's decision to authorize sales of cottonseed that contains no more than one percent genetically modified seeds.
CUBA: Hotel Applauded for Protecting Ozone Layer
The Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment created a prize for institutions that work to protect the Earth's atmospheric ozone layer, and the first went to the Hotel Meliá Cayo Santa María, in the central province of Villa Clara.
VENEZUELA: A Proposal for Crocodile Trade
Commercial exploitation of the Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius), an endangered species native to Venezuela and Colombia, could help prevent its extinction, says the Venezuelan Foundation of Sciences Development (FUDECI).
REGIONAL: Environment Finds Way into Church Liturgy
The Latin American Council of Churches, CLAI, an umbrella of religious organizations representing 10 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, has incorporated environmental issues into its liturgies.
PERU: Opportunity in Kyoto Protocol
Peru's Center for Efficient Technology is proposing that the districts of the capital stop burning garbage or burying it in sanitary landfills, and instead treat the waste using techniques that do not emit methane, a gas that contributes to global warming.
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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