Issue of April, 01, 2006
Cryosat, an artist's rendition.
A Satellite for Solving the Polar Ice Mysteries
By Julio Godoy
s it true that the ice is melting at the North Pole but expanding at the South Pole? The European space mission of Cryosat 2 promises to answer this and other questions, and deepen scientific knowledge about climate change.
A boy from the Yaguas community in the Peruvian Amazon
Credit: Photo Stock
Indigenous Groups Denounce Exclusion from Biodiversity Talks
By Mario Osava
ndigenous groups had no voice in the negotiations in Curitiba, Brazil, about a binding global policy for the use of genetic resources. But they are already preparing to make sure they are heard in 2008.
A new campaign against GMOs
Environmentalists and other activists celebrated April 1 in eight Mexican cities the first World Day Against Transgenics, another name for genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
To the rescue of Venezuela's Lake Valencia
The Venezuelan government will compensate around 3,500 poor families who were affected by the expansion of Lake Valencia that occurred in 2005, but hundreds more complain about the lack of assistance.
Credit: Claudio Contreras
Combatting animal trafficking in Guatemala
El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will draft a transnational operations manual in the next four months for fighting the trafficking of animals in danger of extinction.
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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Indicators for the Climate Crisis
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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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