Issue of August, 12, 2006
Recent studies reveal that the Arctic has lost eight to 10 percent of its ice during the summers of the last three decades
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Sailing Scientists Investigate Arctic Melt
By Julio Godoy
he expedition sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program aims to identify the effects of climate change and more accurately predict future impacts.
Thousands of Pets Abandoned During Summer Vacation
By Francesca Colombo
very year in Italy, some 300,000 dogs and cats are left on the streets by their owners. Eighty-five percent of these household pets die within 20 days.
GUATEMALA:: Looters in the Ruins
Most of the archeological sites in the northern Guatemalan department of El Petén, cradle of the Maya culture, are at the mercy of looters due to the lack of funding to pay for guards.
HONDURAS: Betting on Organic Bananas
The government of Honduras and the multinational corporation Chiquita Banana (subsidiary of the U.S.-based United Brands Company) are planning to cultivate 200 hectares of organic banana at the end of the year.
MEXICO: Water Without Salt
- Scientists at the public Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) are developing a megaproject to desalinize sea water, using renewable energy in an effort to provide the essential resource to urban centers in the country's desert northwest.
BRAZIL: Controversial Tires
On Sept. 4 will be the second hearing of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for debate on the restrictions of imports of recycled tires in Brazil.
ARGENTINA: Stop Atomic Credits
- Environmental, civil society and neighborhood organizations in the central Argentine province of Córdoba are calling on the World Bank to halt credits to the National Atomic Energy Commission, CNEA.
BRAZIL: Traditionals to Have Own Policies
A national proposal that would benefit the 4.5 million members of Brazil's traditional peoples and communities will be drafted by a commission of 15 of their representatives and 15 government delegates by the end of August.
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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