Issue of February, 22, 2010
The remains of the Cuzco village of Piñipampa emerge from the water
Credit: Roberto Guerrero/Courtesy of Oxfam
El Niño's Tantrum in Peru
By Milagros Salazar
lthough Peru is among the countries paying closest attention to the climate phenomenon known as El Niño, it seems defenseless against the heavy rains that have been thrashing the country for weeks.
View of the Guyunusa neighborhood
Credit: Courtesy of Silvana Delfino
Uruguayans Return to Mud and Straw
By Inés Acosta
oil and straw from the Uruguayan plains were the raw material for the homes of the indigenous peoples over the millennia, and they are in demand again.
BRAZIL: Nitrogen Plus Water Equals Dengue
Water with an excess of ammonia (NH3) attracts the pregnant female Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, according to a study by the epidemic control agency of the Brazilian state of São Paulo.
ARGENTINA: Environmental Authorization for Space Antenna
An antenna from the European Space Agency (ESA) in the western Argentine province of Mendoza to study the cosmos and climate change will not be harmful to the surroundings, states an environmental impact study.
MEXICO: A Call to Protect Marine Species
Eight marine species native to Mexico are in danger of overexploitation for commercial ends, denounced the environmental group Greenpeace in its "Red List of Fish and Shellfish."
HONDURAS: Water Deficit Deepens
Five Honduran cities, in addition to the capital, are rationing potable water due to shortages of rainfall attributed to the climate phenomenon known as El Niño, according to officials.
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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