Issue of April, 07, 2003
l-Kadhimain mosque in Iraq
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War Could Wipe Out Ancient History
By Diego Cevallos
raq, set in the cradle of Western civilization, holds 10,000 archeological sites with countless secrets still to be deciphered. Experts fear that the war will bury many of them forever.
“We hope for some sensitivity from the military”
By Carla Maldonado
special UNESCO team will assess the damage to Iraq’s cultural heritage caused by the war, which poses numerous threats to this historic legacy, said Mounir Bouchenaki, assistant director of the organization, in a conversation with Tierramérica.
Do We Face a Global Quarantine?
By Rahul Goswami
housands of cases of a new and potentially lethal form of pneumonia have been reported in the past few weeks, but while the disease spreads, experts are realizing how little they know about the virus that causes it.
Children in northern Iraq.
Credit: UN Oil for Food Program
he war in Iraq has caused a humanitarian emergency affecting 27 million people. The conflict has obvious repercussions for a civilian population that is already suffering the lack of health care, food, water and housing, even if they are not directly threatened by bombs and bullets.
MEXICO:: Forest Emergency
Seasonal fires are devastating the forests of Mexico, and officials should declare a national emergency, says the non-governmental Network of Peasant Forestry Organizations.
ARGENTINA: Digging Up Banned Pesticide
A New Zealand firm, with the backing of the Argentine Chamber of Chemical and Petrochemical Industries, is beginning this week to dig up 30 tons of the toxic Gamexane, buried clandestinely 13 years ago in a northwestern province of Argentin
COLOMBIA: Streamlining Environmental Paperwork
Environmental officials in the Colombian capital recently launched a program to shorten by up to 40 percent the timeframes for evaluation and follow-up for licenses, permits, concessions, authorizations and other instruments used in ecological controls.
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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Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
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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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