Issue of January, 25, 2010
"The climate treaty wasn't the only thing that failed in Copenhagen."
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Rage and the Economics of the Environment
Stephen Leahy interviews British economist TIM JACKSON
The continued pursuit of growth endangers the ecosystems on which we depend for long-term survival," says the British economist, ferocious critic of the Copenhagen Accord on climate change.
Natrolite, one of many types of zeolite.
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Zeolite, Mineral of a Thousand Uses
By Patricia Grogg
he versatility, abundance and low cost of zeolite make it a valuable tool for agriculture and other economic sectors in Cuba.
BRAZIL: Biodiesel Beats Goal by Three Years
Diesel fuel used in Brazil is a five-percent mix of biofuel as of January 1 this year, reaching the goal set by the National Biofuel Program, begun in 2005, three years ahead of time. Until now, the mix was three percent.
MEXICO: A Biodegradable Future
As they become more widely produced, biodegradable plastics will replace synthetic polymers, Angel Romo, researcher at the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), told Tierramérica.
HONDURAS: Coral in Danger
Increasing acidity in the waters off the Caribbean coast - an effect of global warming - is hurting the coral reefs of the Islas de la Bahía, report officials from the Honduran Secretariat of Environment.
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
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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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