Issue of February, 27, 2006
France and the Netherlands have begun to vaccinate poultry.
Anxiety in Europe Over Avian Flu
By Julio Godoy
n France, people are excluding chicken from their diet, and they even fear the pigeons on their balconies. Meanwhile, in Germany there are calls to cancel the soccer World Cup scheduled to take place there beginning in June.
New Studies Back Benefits of Organic Diet
By Stephen Leahy
oods grown organically protect the body from the harmful chemicals in pesticides, but they are also more nutritious, say researchers.
Satellites Uncover Maya Secrets
By Jorge Grochembake
mages taken from outer space by NASA helped locate previously unknown ruins of the ancient Maya culture in Guatemala.
COLOMBIA: Youths Organize \"Faunival\"
Around 100 young people paraded Feb. 25 at the start of Carnival in this northern Colombian city, wearing costumes representing animal species that are threatened or on their way to extinction.
HONDURAS: EU Promotes Environmental Protection
The European Union will launch a program in March to protect ecosystems in the Caribbean, including the coral reefs shared by Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, said a government source.
GUATEMALA: A Reserve for Springs
The Guatemalan government plans to build bridges and paths in the Cerro San Gil Spring Reserve, in the eastern department of Izabal, to promote ecotourism.
ARGENTINA: Focus on Climate Change
Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay have agreed to draw up a joint program for evaluating the impacts of climate change in the Rio de la Plata basin and preventing potential natural disasters.
BRAZIL: Transgenics on the Table
The international small farmers' group Vía Campesina has pledged to stage a broad protests against genetically modified crops at the world conference on agrarian reform to be held Mar. 7-10 in Porto Alegre, and another on biosecurity, Mar. 13-17 in Curitiba.
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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