Issue of October, 07, 2006
Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
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At the Gates of the Polar Year
By Marcela Valente
he Argentine city of Ushuaia is preparing to welcome hundreds of scientists who will study the South Pole beginning in March 2007.
The African elephant competes with the local human population for land and water.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos
Elephant Overpopulation Keeps Cull Debate Simmering
By Kudzanayi Shumba
ocal communities participate in elephant management in Zimbabwe. But the authorities aren't ruling out the possibility of returning to culling to control the herd size -- a practice that was abandoned 17 years ago.
BRAZIL: Opposition Rises Against Amazon Dams
The potential negative effects of hydroelectric dams have strengthened opposition against the Brazilian government's plan to build two on the Madeira River, the largest tributary of the Amazon and which starts in the Bolivian Andes.
ARGENTINA: Residents Reject Sulfuric Acid Factory
Residents of the city of Palpalá, in the northwestern Argentine province of Jujuy, are protesting the operations of Sulfhaar, a sulfuric acid factory that already has approval from government authorities.
GUATEMALA: Exchanging Debt for Forest
The United States has forgiven 24 million dollars of Guatemala's bilateral debt, with the condition that it be used to preserve tropical forests over the next 15 years.
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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