Issue of August, 11, 2008
Sample collected at a sperm bank
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Free Rein for Biobanks
By Emilio Godoy
ollections of human biological material, such as embryos, semen, blood cells and body tissue, are multiplying in a context of largely unregulated operations.
HIV developing in a human cell.
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Safe Sex With AIDS and Without a Condom?
By Daniela Estrada
eople who are HIV positive but who are undergoing antiretroviral therapy do not transmit the virus, said the top Swiss authority in HIV/AIDS. In most of the world, the statement sounded like permission to abandon the best protection against the epidemic: the condom.
BRAZIL: Electric Motorcycle On the Horizon
The electric motorcycle will be able to travel one kilometer per one cent of the Brazilian real (.006 dollars). This super-efficient bike will enter its final testing phase this month and will be launched in 2009 by the Brazilian electric company CPFL.
ARGENTINA: Petrified Forest to Be National Park
Argentina’s parliament is studying a bill that would create a new national park in the southern province of Santa Cruz in order to preserve its unique petrified forest.
HONDURAS: No Justice for Murdered Ecologists
Environmental and human rights organizations in Honduras have sought measures from the Inter-American Human Rights court following the escape of three of the four policemen implicated in the murder of ecologists Heraldo Zúniga and Roger Iván Murillo.
MEXICO: Eye On Climate Change and Renewable Energy
A scientific report, entrusted to the Veracruzana University of Mexico, will measure the impact of climate change on renewable energy.
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
Indicators for the Climate Crisis
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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