Issue of August, 04, 2002
Water Resources Out of Control
By Gustavo González
he wasteful practices, shortages and pollution affecting water in Latin America are the result of inadequate and often chaotic government regulation of water resources, say experts. Appropriate management requires stability, solid institutions and political will.
Meso-America Being Left Treeless
By Néfer Muñoz
oor farmers will be the main victims of the disappearance of the region's forests, which will be complete in 2015 if the rate of deforestation is not halted.
Biosphere Reserve Opens to Eco-Tourism
By Dalia Acosta
small community living in the biosphere reserve of Sierra del Rosario, in Cuba, is attempting to prove that "green" tourism is indeed possible.
Venezuela Stakes Its Bets on Clean Energy
By Andrés Cañizález
he development of alternative energy sources should be a central matter at World Summit on Sustainable Development, says Venezuela's environment minister.
he concept of a biological or ecological corridor entails preserving the connections between protected areas with important biodiversity with the aim of preventing the fragmentation of natural habitats. Today these corridors are being promoted as an innovative way to promote sustainable development as well as conservation.
BRAZIL: Recycling Is Good Business
Brazil recycled nine million aluminum cans in 2001, 85 percent of the country's total production, thus achieving second place to Sweden, which recycled 90 percent of its cans, according to Brazil's CEMPRE, a private sector recycling program.
VENEZUELA: Eco-Agreement with Great Britain
Great Britain will finance the Venezuelan project "Managing Impacts on Climate Change at the Municipal Level" as part of an agreement through which the British government will contribute plans for counteracting the effects of global warming.
PANAMA: Saving the Harpy Eagle
The Audubon Society has launched an educational campaign aimed at protecting Panama's national bird, the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja).
GUATEMALA: Plague Attacks City's Trees
An unknown pest is killing the casuarina trees (Casuarina equisetifolia), also known as Australian pines, that have long beautified the streets and avenues of the Guatemalan capital.
EL SALVADOR: Denouncing Contamination
An environmental organization will present the Central American Water Tribunal with three charges of contamination against the government and several companies of El Salvador.
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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