Issue of September, 01, 2008
Banana crops on the banks of the Ribeira River, in the middle of Brazil's Mata Atlântica forest.
Credit: Mario Osava/IPS
Click Here to Plant a Tree
By Mario Osava
he wave of ideas for mitigating the impacts of carbon emissions of consumers has its commercial side, but the bottom line is that it mobilizes people to join the fight against climate change.
Species adapt to extreme conditions on Venezuela's La Tortuga Island.
Credit: José Voglar/Fundación La Tortuga
Progress Towards Protecting La Tortuga Island
By Humberto Márquez
legislative modification would help protect the uninhabited Venezuelan island of La Tortuga, which holds rare Caribbean ecosystems.
CHILE: Demand for Dioxin Information
The EcoOceans Center, the Latin American Environmental Conflicts Observatory (OLCA) and the Citizen Consumers League have called on all Chileans to abstain from eating pork during the national holidays of Sep. 18-19.
VENEZUELA: Flower Covers Vital Reservoir
The "bora" (eichhornia crassipes), is a species of tropical water hyacinth that has spread like a green carpet over two-thirds of La Mariposa reservoir in Venezuela. The reservoir covers 54 hectares and has a capacity of 8 million liters, which supplies most of the Venezuelan capital.
BRAZIL: African Palm to Reforest the Amazon
An agreement between Brazil's ministries of Agriculture and Environment authorizes utilizing the African palm (Elaeis guineensis) and other exotic species for recuperating forests in the country's Amazon region.
HONDURAS: New Environmental Rules Announced
The Honduran government has announced new environmental regulations two years after the free trade agreement with the United States, known as CAFTA, entered into force.
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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