Issue of May, 18, 2009
Exotic catfish feed in a tank in Cuba.
Credit: Patricia Grogg/IPS
Exotic Fish Has Bad Reputation but High Yields
By Patricia Grogg
foreign catfish in Cuba is a symbol of all the challenges posed by exotic species, which once introduced in a habitat become invasive.
Studying the human DNA sequence.
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Questions Surround Mexican Genome
By Diego Cevallos
n deciphering the population’s genome, Mexico has entered new scientific territory, replete with legal and ethical challenges.
BRAZIL: Agrarian Reform Also Deforests
The settlements created or officialized by Brazilian agrarian reform in 2008 contributed 21 percent of deforestation in the nine states that are part of the Amazon jungle, according to a new report by the national agrarian reform and settlements institute, INCRA.
VENEZUELA: Newborn Whale Shark Rescued
A newborn whale shark (Rhincodon typus), measuring some 40 centimeters long, was found this month by artisanal fisherfolk off the coast of northeast Venezuela and taken to the Marine Museum of Isla Margarita.
HONDURAS: Spain Aids in Protecting Hummingbird
Spain has granted Honduras 1.9 million dollars to develop sustainable programs in the habitat of the endangered emerald hummingbird (Amazilia luciae).
CUBA: Urban Agriculture Boosts Production
The urban agriculture movement in Cuba produced 409,668 tons of fresh vegetables and herbs in the first quarter of this year, and is now working to offer products even at the height of the northern summer season.
CHILE: Pets All the Rage in Santiago
Keeping pets, especially dogs and cats, is a daily reality for more and more residents of the Chilean capital, according to a survey by the social studies and public opinion center at the private Central University.
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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