Issue of November, 23, 2009
The glaciers of Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano are disappearing.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS
Latin America's Perpetual Fever
By Diana Cariboni
wenty-three Latin American scientists responded to an extensive questionnaire from Tierramérica. The result is a map of the biggest challenges that climate change poses for the region, from a journalistic perspective.
Vivero says there will be jobs for women on new sponge farms.
Credit: Patricia Grogg/IPS
Sponge Farms - New Source of Bounty from the Sea
By Patricia Grogg
n a Cuban village thrashed by heavy sea swells and reliant on increasingly depleted fish stocks, the farming of sponges is emerging as a strong alternative for income and development.
A mangrove forest in Guapinol, Honduras.
Credit: Courtesy of GEF Small Grants Program
Miracle in the Mangrove Forest
By Thelma Mejía
espite the political crisis Honduras has been experiencing since the Jun. 28 coup, women on the country's southern coast are working to help nature recover as a means to save their community.
BRAZIL: Climate Change a Boon for Sugarcane?
Sugarcane crops will see a 32-percent production boost by 2050 if the planet's average temperature increases two degrees Celsius, according to a study by Brazil's University of São Paulo conducted in the nearby sugar-producing region of Piracicaba.
HONDURAS: Potable Water Crisis in Tegucigalpa
The climate phenomenon known as El Niño is taking its toll on the Honduran capital, where water reserves are predicted to run out in six months if strict rationing measures are not taken immediately.
ARGENTINA: Money Available for Eco-Projects
The "Fondo para las Américas" (Fund for the Americas), created in 1993 by Argentina and the United States, launched a new call for applications to finance projects of non-governmental organizations here that work on environmental and children's issues.
MEXICO: Green Energy as Source of Jobs
The development of eco-friendly energy could produce 500,000 jobs in Mexico, according to the environmental watchdog group Greenpeace.
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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In This Issue
Indicators for the Climate Crisis
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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