Issue of September, 22, 2008
A park under threat from human activities.
Credit: Inforpress Centroamericana
Lachuá, a Corner of the Guatemalan Jungle Resists
By Roberto Samayoa
he Laguna Lachuá National Park aims to be a model of sustainable development in a unique ecosystem, but it is surrounded by threats.
Credit: The Conservation Land Trust
"Politicians and Executives Have Obsolete Ideas of How Nature Works”
By Marcela Valente
f they could, our politicians and business executives would try to squeeze the last drop of fertility out of our soils to make the last dollar or peso by over-exploiting nature, says the straight-talking U.S. conservationist and investor Douglas Tompkins.
HONDURAS: From Garbage to Micro-Enterprise
Some 30 families from the community of El Volcán, in the central Honduran valley of Comayagua, launched a project this month to recycle garbage.
BRAZIL: Industries that Save Forests
The industrial complex established in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaos at a cost of heavy subsidies since 1967 has reduced deforestation in the northeastern state of Amazonas by 70 percent between 2000 and 2006.
ARGENTINA: International Dialogue on Climate Change
"Adaptation, mitigation, technology transfer and financing" were the issues dealt with at the climate change meeting that drew environment ministers from 25 countries to the southern Argentine city of El Calafate.
MEXICO: Promising Invention for Spinal Injuries
Mexican researchers have synthesized a polymer that promises to restore the electrical connections in a damaged spinal cord, which could help injured people recover mobility.
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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