Issue of August, 18, 2003
Invading Mollusks Come to Stay
By María Laura Mazza
he introduction of exotic species is one of the biggest threats to freshwater and ocean ecosystems alike, say biologists.
Trafficking Pushes Emblematic Bird Toward Extinction
By María Isabel García
he yellow-eared parrot is a symbol of the critical situation of 112 bird species in Colombia.
Malaria on the Move
By Jorge A. Grochembake and Sandra Rodríguez
ore than two decades after DDT was removed as the number-one weapon against malaria, the spread of the disease continues to be a major problem for Central American countries.
he evolutionary persistence of the cockroach over hundreds of millions of years -- in which it hasn't much changed in appearance -- while the planet has undergone dramatic transformations is an impressive feat, but not enough to win people's affection.
GLOBAL: 190 Countries Talk Desertification
Government leaders, lawmakers, scientists and activists from 190 countries will gather in the Cuban capital later this month to discuss ways to mitigate desertification and its impacts, which affect nearly 40 percent of the earth's land surface.
VENEZUELA: Andean Condor Born in Captivity
An Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) chick hatched in late July at Venezuela's Chorros de Milla Zoo, in the southeastern city of Mérida, in the context of a program to rescue this species in danger of extinction in the South American mountains.
BRAZIL: An International Pat on the Back
Brazil is key for shifting global paradigms in favor of sustainable development, said Austrian physicist Fritjof Capra, who is organizing an international network of scientists and environmentalists to support related polices of the Brazilian government, led by leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
SOUTH AMERICA:: Plan Launched for 'Camelid' Livestock
- The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will support the raising and sustainable use of "camelid" livestock in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, providing 247,000 dollars for an 18-month program.
HONDURAS: Demanding Decent Housing
"Decent and safe housing", demanded experts and activists gathered in the Honduran capital to promote a common strategy for Latin America.
GUATEMALA: Drought Causes Crop Losses
Dozens of hectares of crops, primarily maize and beans, were lost due to the prolonged drought in Guatemala's eastern departments, reports Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Set.
EL SALVADOR: Forest Inventory Underway
By October 2004 El Salvador will have a complete census of its forests and an estimate of their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, say government officials
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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