Issue of September, 13, 2010
Colors indicate the degree of danger for Southern Caribbean coral reefs.
Credit: Pacific corals dying off.
Record Temperatures Killing Caribbean Corals
By Stephen Leahy
he Southern Caribbean Sea could be experiencing the beginning of a massive coral die-off, warn scientists.
Perito Moreno glacier, in southern Argentina.
Credit: Public domain
Fighting for Argentina's Glaciers as They Retreat
By Marcela Valente
n two decades, Argentina's glaciers have lost an average of 10 to 15 percent of their area.
CHILE: Farmers Fight Brazil-Financed Thermoelectric Plant
A delegation from the Totoral Agricultural Community of the northern region of Copiapó delivered a letter Sep. 8 to Brazil's ambassador in Chile, Mario Vilalva, requesting the Brazilian government withdraw support for the Castilla thermoelectric plant, being built by Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista.
HONDURAS: Renewable Energy Contracts Questioned
Communities in the northwestern Honduras and Catholic groups have challenged the decision by Congress to grant 40 renewable energy contracts to companies they say are polluters.
CUBA: Testing Plant-Based Cancer Med
Three hospitals in Santiago, Cuba, began to administer a medication made from the anamú (Petiveria alliacea) plant, also known as guinea henweed, to fight cellular immunodeficiency among patients with cancer and other illnesses.
BRAZIL: Sugarcane Provides 18 Percent of Energy
Nearly half the energy consumed in Brazil comes from renewable sources, thanks in large part to sugarcane, according to the Sustainable Development Indicators of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
VENEZUELA: Toxic Cloud Over Ciudad Guayana
A cloud of waste particulates is soaring this month over Ciudad Guayana, a city located 600 kilometers southeast of Caracas.
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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