Issue of May, 25, 2009
Aguilas Bay in Jaragua National Park.
Credit: Valeria Vilardo/IPS
Tourism Threatens Natural Treasure
By Valeria Vilardo
unique natural and geological site in the Dominican Republic hangs in the balance in the debate between ecotourism and major hotel expansion.
Helicone plant in the Peruvian jungle.
Credit: Public domain
Preserve Peru, Save the World
By Milagros Salazar
erious threats to Peru’s natural wealth and biodiversity mean it is urgent to get its regulations up and running.
MEXICO: Testing Tiny Device to Fight Epilepsy
Mexican researchers say they are ready to involve patients with epilepsy in tests of a millimeter-sized device placed in the brain and which releases substances to control the illness.
ARGENTINA: New Environmental Party
Political leaders and environmental activists in Argentina this month founded the Green Initiative Party, which will field its own candidates in June’s legislative elections.
HONDURAS: Gas Company Case Goes to OAS
Residents, environmentalists and civil society groups will ask the Organization of American States to intercede on their behalf with the governments of Mexico and Honduras to relocate installations of Gas del Caribe, a Mexican firm that has caused damage in the Honduran region of Omoa.
BRAZIL: Final Steps to Eliminate Ozone-Depleting Gases
The Brazilian government this month launched its HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon) Elimination Program, in keeping with the Montreal Protocol, whose goal is to halt consumption of these gases and eliminate them by 2030.
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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