Issue of December, 17, 2009
December 12 Was a Tipping Point
By Saleemul Huq
egardless of the words these presidents and prime ministers decide in a "protocol" or "agreement" this week, it is the people of the world who have put the writing on the wall!, says in this column Saleemul Huq.
Carrying water in the Chico Mendes landless peasant settlement in Pernambuco, Brazil.
Credit: Alejandro Arigón/IPS.
No Water in Copenhagen Climate Talks
By Stephen Leahy
he climate change summit in Copenhagen has ignored the world's water problems, which will only worsen with global warming, say experts.
Farming will be the sector hardest hit by global warming.
Credit: Hereford Society of Uruguay
Latin America: The Climate Clock Is Ticking
By Daniela Estrada
new study suggests that Latin America would not incur great costs if it takes on commitments now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and takes immediate steps to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Image from the book "A Vulnerabilidade do Ser"
Credit: Courtesy of Claudia Andujar
Indigenous Mythology and Global Warming
By Marina Barbosa
henomena like climate change have occurred in long-past eras of humanity, when the balance between people and nature was broken, writes anthropologist Marina Barbosa in this column.
BRAZIL: Micro Hydropower for Isolated Towns
The Hidropolio micro hydropower system is an alternative for bringing clean energy to some 10 million Brazilians living in isolated areas who otherwise lack electricity.
ARGENTINA: Residents Resist Mining Project
Residents of the northwestern Argentine province of Catamarca have kept up a roadblock on the access route to a mining site, because they say its exploitation by the Canadian firm Yamana Gold would harm the environment.
MEXICO: Eye on Native Christmas Tree Sales
Faced with competition from foreign species, native Christmas tree growers in the southern area of the Mexican capital are fighting to keep their plantations in business.
HONDURAS: New Diploma in Geology
Public and private Honduran institutions this month created the first diploma in geology, aimed at developing human resources to contribute to the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters.
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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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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