Issue of May, 19, 2007
The green of the Sierra Gorda forests could be lost forever.
Credit: El Universal Newspaper
Sierra Gorda Reserve Hit Hard by Climate Change
By Diego Cevallos
ess rain and more heat seem to be the cause of the persistent pests afflicting the trees of the unique Sierra Gorda reserve in Mexico.
Ahmed Djoghlaf, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Credit: Courtesy of CBD
Putting a Human Face on Biodiversity
By Stephen Leahy
f current trends continue, 30 percent of known species will disappear before the end of the century, says Ahmed Djoghlaf, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in an exclusive interview with Tierramérica.
BRAZIL: Dams Can Make Use of Methane
The hydroelectric dams in the Brazilian Amazon could generate 30 to 50 percent more energy by making use of the methane gas found in the waters, says a study by the National Institute of Space Research.
CHILE: Chimney Controversy in the Capital
The Intendant of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Adriana Delpiano, criticized the use of wood-burning stoves in the Chilean capital, which on Saturday, May 12, recorded its worst level of air pollution since 1999.
CUBA: A Drill Against Hurricanes
Practice in evacuation of people and property, and clean-up of rooftops and drainage systems were some of the activities of the Meteoro 2007 operation, a drill carried out May 19-20 aimed at reducing the damages caused by hurricanes in Cuba.
VENEZUELA: New Release of Crocodiles and Turtles
With the arrival of the first rains this month in Venezuela, 343 Orinoco crocodiles (Crocodylus intermedius) and some 5,000 young giant South American river turtles (Podocnemis expansa), raised in captivity since they hatched a year ago, were released in rivers and marshes.
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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