Issue of April, 07, 2008
The endangered scarlet macaw (Ara macao).
Credit: Adrian Pingstone
Biodiversity for Sale on the Streets
By Diego Cevallos*
exico has meager resources to fight trafficking in fauna and flora across its vast territory, while the crime continues just down the street.
Mirta Roses, director of PAHO
Climate Change a Challenge to Human Species
By Darío Montero*
ore people need to begin sustainable lifestyle practices in order to confront climate change, says Mirta Roses, director of the Pan-American Health Organization, in an exclusive Tierramérica interview.
BRAZIL: Larvicide to Fight Dengue Mosquitoes
A natural pesticide that eliminates mosquito larva may help control the dengue epidemic in Brazil. The disease has killed at least 44 people in Rio de Janeiro.
ARGENTINA: Environmental Atlas of the Sea
Some 50 experts from a variety of institutions and disciplines put together an Atlas of Environmental Sensitivity of the Argentine Coast and Sea, with data on fauna and flora, water salinity, fishing resources, contamination, and other aspects.
MEXICO: Highway Halted Through Forest
The Mexican government has postponed approval of a new highway near the capital that would affect 120,000 hectares of forest that are home to a vast biodiversity, following heavy pressure from local farmers and environmentalists.
HONDURAS: First Trimester Sees 150 Forest Fires
Honduran officials reported 150 forest fires so far in 2008, most of them in the central department of Francisco Morazán, where the national capital is located.
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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In This Issue
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Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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