Issue of November, 09, 2009
Jadson Belchior, left, and Geraldo Magela Lima and their tiny, carbon-absorbing ceramic spheres.
Credit: Courtesy of UFMG/Diogo Domingues
Towards Carbon-Free Chimneys
By Fabiana Frayssinet
n invention by Brazilian chemists that absorbs greenhouse gases reverses the predominating approaches to carbon dioxide reduction. Instead of attempting to sequester carbon from the atmosphere, it prevents emissions at the site of origin: the industrial chimney.
MEXICO: Environmental Budget Plummets
Despite the Mexican government's statements in favor of environmental protection, the 2010 national budget sets aside only a small amount of money for it, denounced the environmental watchdog Greenpeace.
BRAZIL: Recycling Greenhouse Gases
A device invented by the company Carbono Brasil and the Federal University of Santa Catarina captures carbon dioxide and methane generated by industry and turns the gases into inputs for other productive activities.
HONDURAS: The Reforestation of El Merendón
Around 58 hectares of forest hit by a weevil plague will be reforested with cedar and mahogany over the next five months in El Merendón mountain range, which serves as the lungs of the northwestern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.
ARGENTINA: Breaking the Silence of Chagas Disease
One hundred years after the discovery of Chagas disease, endemic in many Latin American countries, the organization Doctors Without Borders (Médicos Sin Fronteras) staged a photo exhibit in Buenos Aires, as well as informational talks and concerts to raise awareness of the disease.
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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