Issue of March, 17, 2008
In oleaginous crops like sunflower lies the seed of a new petrochemical.
Credit: Bruce Fritz/U.S. Department of Agriculture
Brazil on the Verge of "Clean" Petrochemical
By Mario Osava*
byproduct of biodiesel can be used in industries like plastics, cosmetics, medicines, pesticides, energy and manufacturing.
The Esteros del Iberá embankment must be demolished within 30 days.
Credit: Courtesy of Fundación Proteger
Privatize Wetlands to Protect Them?
By Marcela Valente*
he Argentine government has not been able to ensure the preservation of a wetland that was designated a protected area 25 years ago. A United States citizen is buying up the land in order to achieve the original aim.
BRAZIL: Fish at Risk of Reproductive Collapse
Thirty-two percent of the 142 species of marine fishes in southern Brazilian waters are at risk of reproductive collapse, says a new book.
VENEZUELA: Red Tide Over the Orinoco
Hundreds of liters of red liquid waste were spilled in the waters of the Orinoco River near Ciudad Guayana, 500 km southeast of Caracas and center of heavy industry, including steel, iron and aluminum mills and hydroelectrical production.
CHILE: Salmon Workers Denounce Death of Diver
Conatrasal, the Chilean national confederation of salmon industry workers, is demanding that the Navy and the courts investigate the cause of death of a diver who was harvesting salmon at a fish farming operation in the southern region of Aysén.
CUBA: Reforestation Efforts Slide in Guantánamo
Poor coordination amongst government institutions slowed a program of forestry farms in the Cuban province of Guantánamo, which suffers dry conditions and desertification.
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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