Issue of October, 11, 2003
Crucial Colombian Reservoir a Guerrilla Bastion
By María Isabel García
oliticians are demanding the recovery of control over the strategic Sumapaz Basin, which they say is used by the insurgent FARC to traffic people, arms and drugs.
Credit: El Universal
We don't need scientific certainty in order to take action'
By Diego Cevallos
he consequences of failing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on curbing climate change could be very serious, Mario Molina, Nobel laureate in chemistry, says in a dialogue with Tierramérica.
Saving Patagonia's Wild Cattle
By Marcela Valente
ome 80 head of cattle, direct descendants of the livestock brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus, have been removed from the glacier-covered mountains of southern Argentina. Experts aim to study their genetic makeup.
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lthough they are responsible for destroying the barrier that protects life on Earth from harmful solar rays, ozone-depleting gases continue to be used around the world, especially in developing countries.
Whale Hunting Season
hirty-six dead whales is the result of Iceland's whale hunting season, which ended in the first week of October, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
UNITED STATES: Greens Seek Commitment from Schwarzenegger
Ecologist groups say the environmental proposals of the governor-elect of the U.S. state of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, are vague -- and they are going to demand concrete answers.
CUBA: Protecting Wetlands and Aquatic Birds
An internationally backed project for the western Cuban province of Pinar del Río aims to protect the area's wetlands and waterfowl.
Several groups of Brazilian Indians are beginning to use the Internet, thanks to the Peoples of the Forest Network, a project of the non-governmental Committee for the Democratization of Information Technologies (CDI)
GUATEMALA: Battle Against Tree Trafficking
The environmental investigative office in Guatemala will launch a campaign at the end of October to fight the illegal trafficking in 'pinabete' branches, which Guatemalans traditionally use as Christmas decorations.
COSTA RICA: Botanical Info for the Public
Central Americans will have access to information on the region's plants, as well as their uses, thanks to an agreement between the Network of Central American Herbalists, the Costa Rican National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) and the Norwegian Agency for Development.
NICARAGUA: Eco-Ovens Get a Boost
Pro-Leña, a Honduran non-governmental organization, has launched a campaign in Nicaragua to increase sales of the so-called eco-ovens, which reduce the consumption of firewood and air pollution from fires.
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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