Issue of February, 04, 2006
The Difficult Rescue of La Macarena
By Yadira Ferrer
peration "Green Colombia" aims to destroy 4,600 hectares of illicit drug crops in one of the country's most important national parks. But NGOs doubt the effort will be able so save this nature reserve.
Mountains in Torres del Paine National Park, 2,500 km south of the Chilean capital.
Credit: Photo Stock.
Cell Phone Tower Threatens Park
By Gustavo González
he construction of a 36-meter telephone tower would harm the majestic scenic beauty of Torres del Paine Park, in the extreme south of Chile, says Greenpeace.
Few Takers for "Green" Homes
By Francesca Colombo
here are an estimated 1,500 ecological homes in Italy, a relatively low number in a new market, despite the fact that these "green" properties can represent savings of up to 43 percent annually in utilities.
Credit: Claudio Contreras.
GUATEMALA: Promoting Artisanal Fishing
Some 15,000 small scale fisherfolk along Guatemala's Pacific and Atlantic coasts will benefit from a project "with incentives and aimed at supplying the national market," says Erick Villagrán, coordinator of the government fishing and fisheries agency, Unipesca.
ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires Bets on Recycling
"Buenos Aires Recylces" is a new environmental program designed by the capital's government to process a progressively greater amount of the waste its residents produce.
HONDURAS: Ecologists Demand Forest Law
Civil society organizations in the Coalition for Environmental Justice have asked the Honduran government of president-elect Manuel Zelaya Rosales to immediately pass a forest law, which has been frozen in the files of the National Congress for four years
CHILE: Copper Cages for Salmon Farming
The Chilean government's copper agency, Codelco, has an agreement with the Salmon Institute of Technology to manufacture cages for raising these fish with a special copper alloy that is more resistant to contamination than traditional cages, made from synthetic fibers and galvanized steel.
VENEZUELA: Photos in the Subway
The photography exhibition "Mega-Diverse Venezuela" can be viewed on the walls of the central Caracas subway station Bellas Artes.
BRAZIL: Green Light for Water Management Plan
Brazil recently became the first Latin American country to approve its National Plan for Water Resources for the sustainable use, which will be presented at the 4th World Water Forum, in Mexico Mar. 16-22.
CUBA: Peasant Farmers Go Solar
- More than 40 farming families in Valle de Viñales, in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Río, have been illuminating their homes with solar panels since the end of January.
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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