Issue of July, 19, 2010
Uncontaminated blue crab can only be found in a few of southern Louisiana's bays and canals.
Credit: Erika Blumenfeld/IPS
BP Oil Poisons the Gulf of Mexico's Food Chain
By Dahr Jamail - IPS/IFEJ
he Gulf of Mexico's food chain has already been deeply affected by British Petroleum's three-month-old oil leak. And despite the capping of the well last week, it's likely to get worse.
Photovoltaic energy field in La Rioja, Spain.
Credit: Courtesy of T-Solar
Spain's Renewable Energy Heads West
By Clarinha Glock
olar and wind energy in Latin America is an attractive business investment for Spanish companies, which face cuts in subsidies at home.
The rains from tropical storm Agatha left mud and garbage in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.
Credit: Courtesy of Prolago
Reviving Lake Atitlán
By Danilo Valladares
hat was once a beautiful blue lake surrounded by volcanoes is now stewing with tons of pollutants and the proliferation of toxic bacteria.
BRAZIL: Cellulose to Drive Ethanol Industry
Sugar-based ethanol, the agro-fuel with the best energy results according to Brazil's agricultural research agency EMBRAPA, could be even more competitive if it makes use of the cane stalks and pulp as cellulose ethanol. It would boost Brazil's ethanol production 30 percent without having to expand sugarcane crops.
HONDURAS: Timber Companies Propose New Forest Management
The Honduran Association of Timber Companies has proposed to work with the authorities to formulate a forest management plan to halt illegal logging and negative farming practices.
VENEZUELA: Construction Begun on Wind Park
Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA this month began building a wind energy park in the northwestern peninsula of Paraguaná, with 76 turbines that in two years will provide 100 megawatt/hour to the region, an area of oil refineries, shopping centers and tourism.
CHILE-ARGENTINA: Binational Campaign Against Mining
Environmental activists from Chile and Argentina have come up with a plan to defend the Andean glaciers from mining and are challenging the 1997 treaty signed by the two countries on mining integration.
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
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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