Issue of July, 28, 2008
In search of ways to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Climate Costs of a Glass of Milk
By Raúl Pierri
astures with plants that produce less methane and substances that inhibit the nitrogen-fixing of soils are among the solutions the livestock industry is testing in an effort to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change.
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“Cancún’s White Sands Wouldn’t Exist Without Coral”
By Stephen Leahy
oral reefs are in trouble, but they could buy some time with good management and protection, while we work to find ways to reduce the impacts of climate change, says Mexican scientist Roberto Iglesias-Prieto in this exclusive Tierramérica interview.
LATIN AMERICA: Tierramérica Launches International Center
IPS news agency, the United Nations Development Program, United Nations Environment Program and the World Bank on July 31 will celebrate the founding assembly of the Tierramérica International Center for Sustainable Development and Environmental Defense, in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus.
MEXICO: A Green Guide to Businesses and Services
An ecological guide will promote eco-friendly providers of goods and services in Mexico beginning in September.
ARGENTINA: More Grassfires
The burning of weeds this month set off a new rash of fires in eight provinces of northeastern Argentina, the environmental group Fundación Proteger has charged.
BRAZIL: Uruguayan Thermoelectric Plant Faces Criticism
Environmentalists are fighting Uruguay’s plans to build a coal-fired electrical plant to generate 350 megawatts in Candiota, a town in southern Brazil near the Uruguayan border.
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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