Issue of April, 26, 2010
Activists from around the world debate in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Credit: Franz Chávez/IPS
Forests Not for Absorbing Carbon, Say Activists
By Franz Chávez
housands of activists left the international civil society meet in Bolivia with the goal to fight the use of forests for absorbing carbon emissions, following sharp debate and criticisms of the host government of President Evo Morales.
The Limón Dam, part of Project Olmos.
Credit: Courtesy of Project Olmos
Murky Waters Flow from Peruvian Andes
By Milagros Salazar
ork on a gigantic plan for water diversion and irrigation in a vast area of northern Peru is gaining speed amidst environmental and agricultural worries.
Credit: Courtesy of Greenpeace
Coal, a Silent Killer
By Marcela Valente
he only way to fight climate-changing carbon emissions is to shut down all of the coalmines and power plants and develop only alternative energy sources, says U.S. expert Alan Lockwood.
HONDURAS: Jesuits Launch Eco-Campaign
"Later is too late" is the campaign launched by the Society of Jesus in Honduras, working with various civil society groups, that seeks to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment.
CHILE: Renewed Mapuche Opposition to Airport
The Mapuche organization Ayún Mapu, which includes eight communities of Chile's largest indigenous group, will turn to the courts to prevent the construction of an airport on their land in the region of Araucanía, near Temuco, 670 kilometers south of Santiago.
CUBA: Drought Alert
Cuban farmers are worried about the damage that may result from the lack of rainfall in the last 12 months across much of this Caribbean archipelago.
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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