Issue of March, 08, 2010
Orizaba Peak, in Mexico. Glacier melt is among the clearest evidence of climate change.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS
Violent Backlash Against Climate Scientists
By Stephen Leahy
rom death threats to aggressive discrediting in the press, disaster has hit the IPCC, the global scientific panel dedicated to studying climate change - and it is now finding ways to regroup and respond.
BRAZIL: Accelerated Deforestation in Northeast
The Caatinga, the only biome that is exclusively Brazilian and vulnerable due to its arid climate, lost 26,576 square kilometers of forest from 2002 to 2008, with just 53.6 percent of its original forest intact.
HONDURAS: Forest Authority Powerless Against Fires
Officials from the government's Forest Conservation Institute (ICF) declared themselves incapable of controlling forest fires in Honduras, due to lack of human and logistical resources.
ARGENTINA: Movement of Toxic Waste Denounced
The Argentine Environmental Defense Foundation issued an alert about the removal of toxic materials from an abandoned vegetable oil production plant in the central province of Córdoba.
MEXICO: Festival to Promote Green Commerce
A hundred sustainable producers will gather Mar. 13 at Ecofest, the first eco-festival in the Mexican capital, with the goal of promoting consumption of ecological products.
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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