Issue of March, 29, 2009
A ringed seal in the Baltic Sea.
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Seals in the Baltic Left Without Ice
By Julio Godoy
n apparent contradiction is determining the fate of thousands of ringed seal offspring in the Baltic Sea: due to the melting of Arctic ice they are freezing to death.
Economist John Nash.
Credit: Patricia da Cámara, Courtesy of the World Bank
Going Beyond the Carbon Market
Darío Montero interviews economist JOHN NASH
t is true that the carbon market has favored corporations more than developing countries, admits John Nash, the World Bank's lead economist for Latin America and the Caribbean.
MEXICO: Medications via Nanoparticles
Researchers in Mexico have encapsulated pharmaceuticals in microscopic nanoparticles, allowing the medications to be delivered with greater precision to the ill part of the body, without the secondary effects of conventional therapies.
CENTRAL AMERICA: Universities to Study Natural Disasters
Representatives from the 19 public universities of Central America agreed on a 12-year strategy for studying and preventing natural disasters and for proposing appropriate public policies.
ARGENTINA: Indignant Over Mining Project
Residents of Andalgalá, in the northwestern Argentine province of Catamarca, are preparing a national protest against the approval of a mining project they say will hurt their water supply and the environment.
BRAZIL: New Standards for Forest Products
The Brazilian industries that utilize raw materials from the forests will have to follow new production criteria, according to a resolution passed by the National Environmental Council this month.
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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