Issue of April, 05, 2010
Map of the Guaraní Aquifer.
Credit: Maps courtesy of the Guaraní Aquifer System Project Website
Clear Waters Mercosur's Underground Treasure
By Marcela Valente
he Guaraní Aquifer remains unpolluted and an essential reserve for an increasingly thirsty world, according to a detailed report from the four countries under which it lies.
Measuring a tree trunk in the forest of Guarayos, in eastern Bolivia.
Credit: Cifor/Kristen Evans
Forests at the Climate Crossroads
By Stephen Leahy
he use of forests as a tool to fight climate change is facing more and more doubts.
Mangrove on the Negril River.
Credit: Kathy Barrett/IPS
Final Throes for Jamaica's 'Hippie Paradise'?
By Kathy Barrett
hat was once a magical place in Jamaica is on the verge of losing its best trait: the beaches.
MEXICO: Worm-Made Fertilizer Regenerates Soils
The use of organic fertilizer made by worms is on the rise in Mexico.
ARGENTINA: Threats Against Eco-Activists
Environmental and neighborhood groups in the eastern Argentine province of Santa Fe have reported threats that they believe are related to their fight against the spraying of dangerous agrochemicals near urban zones.
BRAZIL: Macaúba Palm for Biodiesel
The macaúba (Acrocomia aculeata), an abundant palm native to Brazil, will be important raw material for biodiesel, according to Entaban Ecoenergetics of Brazil, a partnership of Spanish and Brazilian capital.
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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