Issue of September, 20, 2010
Caribbean beach in Tulum, Mexico.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS
Climate Justice Treks from Cochabamba to Cancún
By Daniela Estrada
he idea of climate justice, which emerged at the Copenhagen summit and crystallized at the Cochabamba, Bolivia, civil society meet in April, will reach the official talks in Cancún, Mexico, pushed by the Bolivian government.
Field of photovoltaic solar panels.
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Renewable Energy a Remedy for Economic Crisis
By Miren Gutiérrez
pain is one of the world's leading producers of photovoltaic energy, with installed potential of 3,200 megawatts.
BRAZIL: New Weapon Against Mercury Contamination
Removing mercury from water, petroleum and natural gas, without leaving additional toxic waste, is now possible with a technique developed at the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Engineering Research, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
MEXICO: Environmental Budget Cuts Face Criticism
The 2011 budget for Mexico's Secretariat (ministry) of Environment and Natural Resources is insufficient to tend to existing and urgent needs, according to the watchdog group Greenpeace Mexico.
HONDURAS: China to Finance Ambitious Hydroelectric Project
The government of Honduras announced the construction of the Patuca I, II and III hydroelectric dam, over the course of three years beginning January 2011 at a cost of one billion dollars financed by a Chinese firm.
ARGENTINA: Infrastructure Plan Ignores Town
Residents of a town of 400 people in the northeastern Argentine province of Chaco faced repression and legal charges for their opposition to an electrical transmission line through their community.
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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