Issue of December, 23, 2006
The gray whale, in the waters of Baja California Sur state, Mexico.
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Hungry Whaling Ships Set Sail
By Stephen Leahy
apanese hunters in the Southern Ocean, around Antarctica, will kill nearly a thousand whales, some in danger of extinction. Activists will try to stop the whaling ships, by sea and by air.
Mazahuas Choose Jail Over Going Without Water
By Diego Cevallos
ndigenous women are at the forefront of a protest in Mexico demanding water. "We won't give up until they give us water," says Beatriz Flores, one of the movement's leaders.
VENEZUELA: Birds Blamed for Arrival of West Nile Virus
The West Nile virus has been reported in Venezuela, north of the Orinoco River, likely carried into the country by migratory birds, researcher Juan Carlos Navarro, of Venezuela's Central University, told Tierramérica
BRAZIL: Second Atlas of the Mata Atlantica
Less than seven percent of the Brazilian coastal forest ecosystem, the Mata Atlantica, remains intact, compared to its area in 1500, according to a study by the SOS Mata Atlantica Foundation and the National Institute of Space Research.
CHILE : Too Much Lead in Portezuelo
More than 3,200 milligrams of lead per kilogram of soil has been found in the area around the northern Chilean town of Portezuelo, 14 km southeast of Antofagasta, where there is a lead storage site.
CUBA: Farmers on Alert for El Niño
Cuban farmers are worried about excessive rains, blamed on the climate phenomenon known as El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), that continued to fall across this island nation in December.
ARGENTINA: A Study to Help Stop Rural Evictions
Students and professors from the National University of La Pampa, in central Argentina, are beginning a census this month of peasant farming families threatened with eviction in five departments of La Pampa province.
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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In This Issue
Indicators for the Climate Crisis
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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