Issue of October, 04, 2004
One of the harpy eagles rescued by the Peregrine Fund
Harpy Eagle to Take Flight Again
By Diego Cevallos
anama is a pioneer in rescuing the impressive raptor, the harpy eagle. More than 30 harpy chicks have hatched in captivity there since 2001.
U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry at a recent campaign rally
Credit: Sharon Farmer
Green Votes for Candidate Kerry
By Katherine Stapp
ctivists believe the Democratic Party's candidate would strengthen international environmental agreements if he wins the U.S. presidency in the Nov. 2 election.
GUATEMALA: Summit Against Drought
Some 200 officials and experts will gather in the Guatemalan capital in November to study the problems of drought and desertification afflicting Latin America and attempt to come up with some solutions, announced this Central American country's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
HONDURAS: Protecting Sea Turtles
Authorities from the Honduran Ministry of Natural Resources set up a ban a month ago to protect the sea turtle species that nest around the Gulf of Fonseca, a maritime area shared by Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
CUBA: New Trees for Havana
''My Green Plan'' has slated for this year the planting of 2.5 million trees of 52 species in the Cuban capital, part of ongoing efforts to re-establish vegetation in this city of 2.3 million people
BRAZIL: A Law to Combat Biopiracy
The Brazilian government wants a law for fighting biopiracy. A bill on this issue, drafted by the Environment Ministry, will be sent to parliament this year, and will define the crimes against Brazil's national genetic wealth and establish sentences.
CHILE:: Digital Map of Environmental Damage
The Chilean National Ecological Action Network, RENACE, presented the first digital version of its ''Map of Ecological Destruction in Chile'', an annual report that highlights the environmental trouble spots in each region of the country and the disputes with greatest public impact.
VENEZUELA: Center to Help Beached Whales
The Venezuelan Environment Ministry is pushing for the creation of a special center to deal with cetaceans -- whale and dolphin species -- that end up beached on the country's coast. There have been 40 such cases in the past three years.
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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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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