Issue of September, 14, 2009
Geomembranes to collect and filter rainwater.
Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPS
The Goal: Not a Drop Wasted
By Emilio Godoy - IPS/IFEJ
variety of new methods for making best use of rainwater are being tested in Mexico, which faces water shortages that will only grow worse in the coming decades.
Solar cells on the wings of the Solar Impulse.
Credit: Solar Impulse
To Fly Around the World - Without Fuel
By Stephen Leahy
n the era of climate change, the sun could be the future energy source for the aviation industry.
ARGENTINA: Filming Banned in Protected Area
Residents of the Argentine town of Sierra de la Ventana, in the southwest of Buenos Aires province, were able to stop a movie company from filming in an environmentally protected zone.
BRAZIL: First in Collecting Agro-Toxin Containers
Brazilian farmers collected 24,400 used containers of agrochemicals in 2008, or 94 percent of the total sold in the country, which is the best rate achieved in the world, reported the National Institute of Container Processing.
MEXICO: Time to Update Water Infrastructure
Floods in the north and northeast of Mexico City require new methods for rapid removal of rainwater to prevent overflow of canals during times of heavy rains, says Agustín Breña, an expert in water engineering at the Autonomous Metropolitan University.
HONDURAS: New Weather Station
A new weather station, which will allow scientists to track the effects of climate change in one of the main productive valleys of Honduras, was inaugurated last week by local officials, aid representatives and academics.
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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