Issue of August, 30, 2010
Alligators hunted illegally in the Mamirauá nature reserve.
Credit: Juarez Pezzuti
Laws No Help to Amazon Animals, or People
By Mario Osava - IPS/IFEJ
trict laws prevent Brazil's Amazon river dwellers from making use of wildlife that is otherwise destroyed by natural causes anyway, say experts.
These forests in the Cuzco area will be flooded if the Inambari dam is built.
Credit: Milagros Salazar/IPS
Brazilian Dam Would Put Peruvian Jungle Under Water
By Milagros Salazar
he Inambari dam, a Brazilian project inside Peruvian territory, would flood 40,000 hectares of Amazon jungle and Andean cloud forest.
BRAZIL: New Technique for Reducing Dumps
A new garbage treatment system, developed by Ronaldo Izzo, a researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, could reduce the area covered by dumps by 75 percent. The technique consists of treating the waste and using it to make the soil of the landfill impermeable.
VENEZUELA: University Forest Expropriated
Venezuela's National Lands Institute confiscated the land of the Central San Nicolás University's field research station, some 1,400 hectares dedicated to agricultural studies. The institute then settled 51 rural families there.
HONDURAS: Indigenous Groups Denounce Logging in Protected Areas
Representatives of the Federation of Xicaques and Tolupanes Tribes denounced the illegal incursion of loggers into the forests where Honduran indigenous communities live, in the central department of Francisco Morazán and the northern department of Yoro.
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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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
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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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