Issue of May, 10, 2010
Mangroves on Mexico's Atlantic coast.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS
We Can Live Without Oil, But Not Without Flora and Fauna
By Stephen Leahy
he latest global study on biodiversity outlines what could be "the sixth great extinction event of life on Earth" and predicts the tipping point of the Amazon rainforest's transformation into savanna.
Precarious houses on the hillside of the Rocinha slum.
Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS
Forced Eviction from Rio's Slums Echoes Dark Past
By Fabiana Frayssinet
he tragic landslides this year in the steep hills of Rio de Janeiro brought to light an official plan to relocated impoverished neighborhoods - a move that experts criticize for failing to consult the residents affected, and for being authoritarian and ineffective.
: The scarlet macaw is one of many species needing protection from traffickers.
Credit: Courtesy of CONAP of Guatemala
Guatemalan Wildlife at the Mercy of Traffickers
By Danilo Valladares
llegal trade, deforestation and major construction projects are among biodiversity's main enemies in Guatemala.
BRAZIL: When the Internet Saves Energy
A new Internet-based control system developed in Brazil allows greater energy efficiency in public buildings, homes and machinery.
HONDURAS: Food Aid Arrives
The drought that affects some 150,000 people in six of the 18 departments in Honduras has led to stepping up aid with the support of the World Food Program, Lisandro Rosales, coordinator of the government's Permanent Contingency Committee, told Tierramérica.
VENEZUELA: Seeds to Restore Burned Forests
A government program for tree seedbeds, with community participation, began last week in Mochima National Park and the coast and islets of northern Venezuela.
CUBA: Simple Device to Economize Electricity
Cuba has begun producing devices made from clay to be placed in household electric ovens to help save energy, company officials from the factory in the coastal municipality of Gibara told Tierramérica.
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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