Issue of March, 10, 2002
Brazil May Open Doors to Transgenic Crops
By Mario Osava
n the next few weeks, Brazilian courts will rule on whether to permit large-scale cultivation of RoundUp Ready soybeans, of the transnational Monsanto. A decision in favor could open the door to other genetically modified crops.
Coral Used for Eye Implants
By Dalia Acosta
ot gold, not ceramics or glass are as efficient as sea coral for replacing damaged human eyes, Cuban scientists tell Tierramérica. The procedure is already being applied and is known by its initials HAP-200.
Mayan Children Create a Zoo from Recycled Paper
By Néfer Muñoz
n entire village participates in a project to recycle tons of paper as a means to get children interested in the world of nature, in a country were fears inherited from a past civil war are still evident
frican and Asian elephants are the largest land animals on the planet, the sole survivors of a family known as Proboscidea. Their lives in modern times are marked by a conflictive coexistence with human beings.
COLOMBIA: Shark Hunt Triggers Alarm
Dozens of boats are involved in shark hunts in areas of the Pacific Ocean, off the Colombian coast, where the practice is banned, say environmental authorities.
ANTARTIDA: Melt Accelerates
The Larsen Ice Shelf, located east of the Antarctic Peninsula, lost 765 square km of its area in 23 days in February, due to the rising average temperature of the frigid continent, reaching 0.7 degrees Celsius, a 30-year record.
PERU: Environmental Atlas Premieres
The Metropolitan Municipality of the Peruvian capital, with the support of 40 state and non-governmental entities, completed the preliminary version of the Lima Environmental Atlas, which contains the first diagnosis of the city in environmental terms, identifying natural resources and areas of serious contamination.
GLOBAL: : Debate on Children's Health
Some 300 experts gathered last week in the Thai capital, at an international conference sponsored by the World Health Organization, to discuss the future of the world's children, who are exposed to the impacts of a deteriorated environment.
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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