Issue of November, 18, 2003
Brazil's Cow Clones 'a la Natural'
By Mario Osava
ierramérica visited the home of the two cows cloned in Brazil. So far, Vitoria and Lenda are healthy. The lessons learned from their cloning could contribute to the use of embryos in human regenerative therapy, say scientists.
Caura River Basin Remains Out of Harm's Way
By Humberto Márquez
enezuela authorities assured Tierramérica that there are no grand plans to build a hydroelectric dam on the Caura River. But ecologists are keeping a close eye on this pristine, natural treasure.
Sustainable Development an Uphill Climb
By Katiana Murillo
or the first time since the Johannesburg Summit, also known as Rio+10, the environment ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean are meeting this month for five days in Panama to evaluate the region's progress in sustainable development.
Free Trade Area of the Americas
n the middle of a tug-of-war between the United States and Brazil, the co-chairs of the negotiations, the 8th ministerial meeting of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) will take place Nov. 20-21 in the U.S. city of Miami.
PERU: Rules Against Noise
The national standards for environmental quality that the Peruvian congress is preparing include rules against noise pollution.
URUGUAY: Protest Against Private Lumber Port
Environmental and workers' groups in Uruguay will launch further protests against the activities of the National Cellulose Enterprise of Spain (ENCE), which on Nov. 10 inaugurated the private port of M'Bopicuá, on the Uruguay River for the processing and export of lumber.
ARGENTINA:: Small Enterprise Needs Green Credits
Small and medium businesses face great difficulties in obtaining financing for "clean" production processes, although these companies provide 60 percent of the jobs in the country, according to organizers of a seminar on sustainable development for small enterprise.
COLOMBIA: To the Rescue of the Magdalena
Colombian environmental authorities have launched a plan for the reforestation of the Magdalena River Basin, which crosses the country, flowing south to north. The conservation plan also aims to reactivate river transportation.
COSTA RICA: Environmental Initiatives Expo
Entrepreneurs and authorities from throughout the Americas will learn about successful ecological initiatives in Costa Rica when they visit the Environmental Solutions Fair, to take place here Dec. 3-5.
GUATEMALA: Coffee-Growers Reject U.S. Proposal
The National Coffee Association of Guatemala (Anacafe) rejected the U.S. proposal to define rules of origin for cafe based on soluble coffee and processed beverages, instead of based on where the coffee was grown.
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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