Issue of March, 29, 2010
A "dry toilet" created by the eco-tech company EMUH in collaboration with the Ceibo Center.
Credit: Courtesy of the Ceibo Center)
Quake a Chance for Sustainable Rebuilding in Chile
By Daniela Estrada
hilean environmentalists are promoting sustainable and inclusive reconstruction of their country in the aftermath of the Feb. 27 quake. They want better-planned cities and unconventional renewable energy sources.
The wounds of the Amazon jungle.
Credit: Rolly Valdivia/IPS
The Tangled Road of Peru's Forest Law
By Milagros Salazar
ome of the provisions of new regulations for protecting the forests of Peru and the rights of the indigenous communities of the Amazon have stirred up controversy.
Sturgeons Return to the Danube
By Julio Godoy
program involving experts and officials from eight European countries is working to repopulate the iconic Danube with the endangered beluga sturgeon.
VENEZUELA: Fires Cover Caracas in Smog
A hot, dense haze covered the Venezuelan capital in late March, when the ash from a series of fires across some 140 hectares on Mount Ávila, which looms over the capital, mixed with the city's usual air pollution
CHILE: Quake Shifted the Environmental Calendar
The government's environmental agency CONAMA on Mar. 19 suspended for 15 workdays the deadlines for proceedings before the Environmental Impact Evaluation System in the regions of El Maule, Bío-Bío and La Araucanía, the hardest hit by the Feb. 27 earthquake.
CUBA: Eastern Region under Seismic Alert
A quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook up residents in Cuba's southeastern provinces, prompting concern about increasing seismic activity in the Caribbean, most notably the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.
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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