Issue of March, 03, 2002
The Road from Mexico to South Africa
By Diego Cevallos
lthough environmentalists will play a peripheral role at the upcoming Conference on Financing for Development, in Monterrey, Mexico, they are expected to define key aspects there of what will unfold at the Rio+10 Summit in August.
'What is so frightening about transgenic crops?'
By Néfer Muñoz
orman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, believes genetically modified crops can help feed the world and prevent deforestation. He said in a conversation with Tierramérica that in the fight against hunger the major problem is equitable distribution.
A Disastrous Year for Whales
orway's decision to increase its whale catch limit in 2002 means it will be a dangerous year for these cetaceans, warns IFAW. Japan and Norway are expected to join forces to press for lifting the moratorium on whale hunting.
olphins have been popular with humans since ancient times due to their astonishing ability to learn and their extraordinary behaviors. But while they are admired by young and old alike, they suffer the impacts of human activities and are not strangers to the threat of extinction.
CHILE: Neighborhood Defense
A group of neighbors in the Chilean capital won the international prize for protection of cultural heritage, a 10,000-dollar award given by the Andrés Bello Foundation, for their defense of the historic Bellavista district, located on the banks of the Mapocho River.
CUBA: Sugarmill Kills Fish
Waste dumped by a sugarmill in Guantánamo, on the eastern extreme of Cuba, caused a fish-kill in the Guaso River, which forms part of one of the country's eight main river basins.
VENEZUELA: Protecting a Refuge and Park
The Ministry of Environment, the FUDENA organization and the residents of the coastal state of Falcón, in northwest Venezuela, have drawn up an environmental management plan to recover the Cuare-Morrocoy region.
BRAZIL: Finance and Environment Meeting
Bankers, representatives from multilateral institutions and environmentalists from dozens of countries are to meet in Rio de Janeiro Mar 14-15 to discuss the role of the financial world in sustainable development.
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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