Issue of February, 24, 2001
Cities' Toxic Clouds a Tough Enemy
By Diego Cevallos
ogotá, Mexico City, Lima and Santiago have adopted innovative measures to fight air pollution, but the air-borne toxins continue to make thousands of people ill.
he hummingbird is known by several names in the Western Hemisphere: colibrí, picaflor, and beijaflor, but its scientific name is Trochilidae, and it is a wonder of nature in the Americas.
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Los ecosistemas agrícolas
as cifras revelan un aumento en la producción de alimentos durante las últimas décadas. Pero como se sabe los números no bastan para resolver el problema del hambre. Y tampoco reflejan el verdadero estado de salud de las tierras dedicadas a la agricultura.
MEXICO: : Nuclear Power Plant in Trouble
he temporary shutdown of a unit at Mexico's Laguna Verde nuclear power plant is the latest indication of the serious safety problems at the site, says environmental watchdog Greenpeace International.
PERU: Neutralizing Mercury
Peru's National Mining Society will make a presentation in May at the Fifth International Gold Symposium a new technology for neutralizing the contamination caused by the use of mercury in separating gold from its ore.
ARGENTINA: Radioactive Waste
Sixty environmental organizations in Argentina are urging President Eduardo Duhalde not to authorize a cooperation agreement with Australia that they say would turn Argentina into a radioactive waste-processing center.
ECUADOR: Oil for Soccer Balls
The conditions accepted by Huaorani leaders in Ecuador for the exploitation of petroleum in their territory "are an insult to the collective rights of this indigenous nationality," says the local environmental group Acción Ecológica.
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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