Issue of May, 26, 2007
Soybeans planted in Não-Me-Toque, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Credit: Nilson Konrad
Brazilian Agro-Power Heats Up
By Roberto Villar Belmonte
he Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is already restricting planting of some farmland in the southern part of the country, the most affected by climate shifts in recent years.
BRAZIL: Expedition to Identify Amazon's Birthplace
Brazilian researchers are in the Peruvian Andes to determine where the Amazon River begins, and to collect local geographical and environmental data.
CENTRAL AMERICA: Financing Micro-Enterprise to Protect Environment
The United Nations Development Program and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration will provide support to the tune of 27.9 million dollars to micro-business in the region that protect the environment.
ARGENTINA: Claims Against Shell for Oil Spill
Eight years after an oil spill along the Rio de la Plata coast, Argentine residents who were affected are demanding that the transnational Shell Oil company clean up the river and pay for damages.
MEXICO: Database for Assessing Water Services
Academics are preparing the first database in Mexico to analyze the performance of public and private suppliers of water services.
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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