Issue of May, 26, 2002
Latin America Proposes Renewable Energy Quota
By Mario Osava*
n behalf of the region, Brazil will head to the Rio+10 Summit in Johannesburg this August with a concrete and quantifiable proposal for the obligatory use of a minimum 10 percent "clean" energy sources by 2010.
Plowed Under: WTO and the Small Farmer
By Anuradha Mittal
he Agreement on Agriculture signed under the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade talks has not produced the predicted results, but rather is the first step in making food production into a business monopolized by a few and driving small farmers off the land.
An Environmental Ethics Manifesto
By María Isabel García and Yadira Ferrer
atin America and the Caribbean will present a call for a new environmental ethic at the Rio+10 Summit in August. The manifesto highlights the importance of education and urges a new moral, ecological and cultural economy.
he image conjured by the cactus is a plant covered in thorns that grows in the desert. And it is true; cactus species are adapted to survive in situations of extreme dryness, though this trait is not enough to ensure they will survive in the modern world.
CHILE: Protecting Indians' Access to Water
The Chilean government plans to set up a monitoring council to ensure that the Aymara indigenous communities living in the country's extreme north have access to the water of the Loa River.
REGIONAL: Mountains in Danger
The fragility of the mountainous systems of South America, Meso-America and the Caribbean in withstanding the onslaught of development will be the central them of the Regional Conference on Mountains, to take place in Cuba, May 29-31.
COSTA RICA:: Watching Hummingbirds Via Internet
A special chamber set up by biologists in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle allows Internet explorers to study the life and habitat of hummingbirds up close.
VENEZUELA: Invading Frogs Discovered
- Experts from the University of the Andes have detected the presence of the aggressive and exotic 'rana toro', or bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) in some aquatic ecosystems of the Venezuelan Andes, particularly in the natural and artificial lakes of the northwestern state of Mérida.
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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