Issue of July, 20, 2009
Francisco Soares Oliveira in his field. His maize and bean crops were lost to this year's unusual floods.
Credit: Mario Osava/IPS
When Brazil's Arid Northeast Turns Green
By Mario Osava
he green landscape of Irapuá doesn't look like the usual postcard of Brazil's Northeast of dry, twisted bushes and parched grasses.
El Tatio Geyser field in northern Chile.
Credit: Public Domain
Geothermal Debate Simmers in El Tatio
By Daniela Estrada- IPS/IFEJ
l Tatio, the world's third largest geyser field, is in the sights of energy, tourism and conservation interests.
BRAZIL: Agrarian Reform to Pay for Reforestation
Farmers who received land in an Amazonian distribution will receive about 50 dollars a month to reforest their plots, announced the government's national settlement and agrarian reform agency, INCRA.
ARGENTINA: Restrictions on Sábalo Fishing
Given the national government's delay in setting a quota for exports of the sábalo fish (Prochilodus lineatus), an overexploited river species, the eastern province of Santa Fe established the maximum for catches until year end.
HONDURAS: A Law to Fight Natural Disasters
The Honduran parliament last week passed its first law to prevent and mitigate risks related to natural disasters and to establish greater institutional coordination for confronting such events.
MEXICO: A Factory of Green Ideas
Mexico's University of the Environment (UMA) will begin in September a program in environmental law and public policy.
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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