Issue of February, 10, 2003
Weapons Flow to Poor Countries
By Haider Rizvi
s a U.S.-led war against Iraq looms, peace activists warn about the "silent" flow of arms from the weapons exporters of the industrialized North throughout the developing South.
Francisco Bolívar Zapata
Francisco Bolívar Zapata:I would eat all the transgenic foods"
By Pilar Franco
exican scientist Francisco Bolívar Zapata participated three decades ago in creating the first genetically modified organisms. Today he says he believes in them more than ever.
Dermochelys coriacea, a survivor of the ice age
Can the Law Prevent Extinction?
By Nohelia González and Edin Hernández
n Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica talk is under way about the effectiveness of the ban on trade in rare animals.
Small arms trafficking dramatically portrayed by a UNICEF exhibit.
Weapons for Sale
he weapons market evokes the dark side of world trade because it is ultimately a deadly business that moves billions of dollars each year. Some of the consequences are predictable: conflict, death, devastation.
ARGENTINA: Howling Monkeys Revive Jungle
The howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata) that inhabit the northeastern subtropical forest of Argentina play an important role in the regeneration of the jungle as they move back and forth across the Paraná River, says a new study by the University of Buenos Aires school of natural science.
COLOMBIA: Promoting a New Government Ministry
Colombian authorities are holding regional forums through mid-March to inform the public about the structure, functioning and responsibilities of the new Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development.
PERU: Mining Conflict Goes to Court
The Constitutional Tribunal of Peru is to issue a ruling in late March on the case involving the municipal government of Cajamarca and the Yanacocha mining company about a city regulation that bans the exploitation of the gold and copper ore of Quillish hill.
MEXICO: New Water Treatment Method
- Scientists at the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico are developing an innovative technique to treat wastewater from the local petro-chemical industry, which includes the use of carbon dioxide and an anaerobic reactor.
NICARAGUA: Taking Stock of Aquifers
- The Nicaraguan Territorial Studies Institute (INETER) is drawing up the country's first map of subterranean waters in order to evaluate the state of its aquifers.
HONDURAS: Pesticide Eliminated
- Honduran farmers will halt use of methyl bromide pesticide on fruit crops like melon, watermelon and bananas beginning in April.
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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