Issue of November, 17, 2002
The Environment as Military Target
By Haider Rizvi
fficials and activists are demanding an end to war practices that harm the environment, such as the burning of oil wells, bombing of factories, placing of landmines and the use of depleted uranium in weapons.
Crocodiles Are Better Off than Ever
By Dalia Acosta
he populations of two endangered species of this reptile are expanding in Cuba thanks to crocodile farms, conservation policies and the control of exports, although poaching continues, motivated by domestic demand.
Central American-Caribbean Games Shun the Environment
By Blanca Abarca
he organizers of the regional sports competition will not take responsibility for gathering the tons of garbage that will be left behind by 6,500 athletes and 20,000 spectators.
Cod Caught on a Snag
he Antarctic cod, or icefish, is victim of its own popularity. The high demand for this fish in kitchens and restaurants around the world maintains intense fishing activity that could threaten the species very survival. But this argument has not been enough to win greater international legal protections for the cod.
MEXICO: Debate on Border Waters
Some 100 scientists and academics from around the world are meeting in Monterrey, Mexico this week to study the challenges of managing water resources along the borders of 50 countries.
PERU: Saline Soils Reclaimed
Rice growers in the northwestern city of Lambayaque, on Peru's northern coast, have launched a program to reclaim soils that have high saline content as a result of inappropriate irrigations systems used in the past.
EL SALVADOR: Forest Inventory
The government of El Salvador is to conduct a national inventory of trees to establish the number, variety and coverage of each species, using techniques ranging from satellite images to on-the-ground inspections.
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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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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