Issue of July, 21, 2003
The Underwater Wonders Revealed by Kaiko
By Suvendrini Kakuchi
apanese scientists explain the discoveries made possible by the deep-sea submarine, disappeared in May, including the identification of bacteria that could help in the battle against cancer.
Volunteers assist with a dinosaur fossil dig at Ischigualasto, Argentina
Journey in Search of Dinosaurs
By Viviana Alonso
ourists and hobbyists pay for the chance to dig up Triassic-era fossils, and in the process help preserve the stark, spectral natural park in Ischigualasto, northwest Argentina.
Credit: Claudio Contreras.
Olancho: A Land Where Forests Fall
By Thelma Mejía
ed by a Salvadoran Catholic priest, residents of Olancho, Honduras, reaffirm their conviction that they will fight to the end to save their forests from destruction.
he bat is not a blind flying rodent, like many people seem to believe. It is a mammal of the Chiroptera order and serves many essential functions in nature: the bat pollinates plants, distributes seeds and controls insect populations.
BRAZIL: Biodiesel to Fuel Buses and Trucks
The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro hopes to supply its entire fleet of buses, trucks and other vehicles with biodiesel obtained from processing of urban sewage.
CUBA: The Almiquí Lives
The chance capture of an almiquí (Solenodon cubanus) in the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park confirms that the species indeed survives in Cuba, but continues to be threatened with extinction.
PERU: Another Year of Leaded Gas
Peru's Transport Ministry extended authorization to produce 84-octane gasoline with lead -- the most consumed fuel in the country -- until the end of 2004.
MEXICO:: Youths Draft Environment Report
Young Mexicans will present to the GEO Youth Report to their country's authorities in June 2004, summarizing their experiences, demands and reflections related to the natural environment.
HONDURAS: Schoolbooks to Protect Natural Marine Wealth
TEGUCIGALPA - The protection of marine and coastal resources will be included in Honduran textbooks for biology and geography classes in primary and secondary schools next year, reports the Education Ministry.
EL SALVADOR: Subsidizing the Forests
The Salvadoran Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock will begin the process this month to select a firm to handle the administration of subsidies for new forestry plantings.
GUATEMALA: Cerro La May to Be Protected
Environmental officials in Guatemala have begun studies aimed at declaring the northern cloud forest Cerro La May, covering more than 100 square km, a protected area, reports the governmental National Conservation Fund.
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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