Issue of May, 26, 2003
A Dangerous Splash
By Gustavo González
athers are no longer safe even in the waters of Latin America's most beautiful beaches -- the culprit is contamination.
Energy in a Castor Bean
By Mario Osava
he castor-oil plant, ricinus communis, is the best source for creating "biodiesel", say Brazilian experts.
Sick Citizens Take Argentine Tannery to Court
By Marcela Valente
he Arlei company is accused of dumping toxic chemicals in the province of Santa Fe. The tannery's executives decline to comment.
Guatemalan Marsh in Distress
By Jorge A. Grochembake
he Manchón Guamuchal marsh, Guatemala's largest, suffers degradation from human activities and contamination from the dumping of chemicals and garbage, say environmentalists.
U.S. Environmental Policy
he environmental policy of the United States is relevant to the entire world, both because of the ecological impact of that country's huge economy and high level of consumption, and its role as the world superpower.
CUBA: Six Hurricanes on the Horizon
Cuba is expecting a dozen tropical storms to pass the island this year, six of which could turn into hurricanes and cause costly damage. To prevent disaster and reduce the risk to human life, the authorities conducted the exercise dubbed Meteoro 2003.
UNITED STATES: Disappointment in EPA Chief's Resignation
With the resignation of Christine Whitman from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "the environment has lost a friend," Jonathan Lash, president of the non-governmental World Resources Institute, commented in an interview with Tierramérica.
VENEZUELA: 120 Caymans Released
Last week, 120 young Orinoco caymans (Crocodylus intermedius) were released in the plains of Venezuela's Aguaro-Guariquito national park, 300 km south of Caracas
CHILE:: At Recycling's Cutting Edge
Ecologists applaud the municipality of Ñuñoa, one of the 33 communities of the Santiago metropolitan area, for launching an unprecedented waste-recycling program.
NICARAGUA: Cement Company Promises to Stop Polluting
The Mexican transnational Cemex recognized that its cement plant in Nicaragua was contaminating the surrounding area, and promised that in 2004 it will complete work on its 1.2 million dollar toxic substance emissions control program.
PANAMA: Pageant Under Shadow of SARS
- Panamanian authorities have set up a strict security apparatus to prevent SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) from entering the country with the numerous foreign visitors who will be arriving for the Miss Universe contest Jun. 3.
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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