Issue of March, 16, 2009
Compost in Garopaba, Brazil.
Credit: Clarinha Glock/IPS
Making Eco-History in a Brazilian Beach Town
By Clarinha Glock* - IPS/IFEJ
aste composting has opened a new path for a southern Brazilian beach destination towards its goal of becoming a "sustainable city".
The dangerous haze that envelopes Santiago.
Credit: Photo Stock
Nobody Is Predicting Cleaner Air for Santiago
By Daniela Estrada
antiago prepares for a winter predicted to be at least as harsh as last year in terms of air pollution.
MEXICO: Eco-Friendly Refrigerants - Finally
Propane and butane gas-powered refrigerators, which contribute very little to climate change and don't harm the ozone layer like traditional refrigerators, will hit the market in Mexico this month.
BRAZIL: Paper from Recycled Plastic
Researchers at the Federal University of São Carlos (230 kilometers from São Paulo) have created a synthetic paper, made from recycled plastic, that is useful for products that need resistance and durability, such as sign banners, packaging material and school books.
ARGENTINA: Nature Preserve Left Unprotected
An environmental group in Argentina is calling for the protection of a nature preserve near the city of Mar del Plata, a popular tourist destination in the province of Buenos Aires, where biodiversity is under threat.
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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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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