Issue of June, 24, 2006
Mexico City's air pollution is an ongoing environmental headache.
Environmental Thumbs-Down for Mexico's Presidential Candidates
By Diego Cevallos
ague and contradictory -- that's how activists describe the environmental proposals of the presidential candidates for Mexico's July 2 elections. If natural gas and gasoline prices are cut, consumption and air pollution will skyrocket, they warn.
Flu virus tests at a laboratory in Spain.
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Pre-Pandemic Vaccine at the Forefront in Bird Flu Fight
By Stephen Leahy
cientists around the globe are working around the clock in search of vaccines that could improve the human immunological response to a potential flu pandemic.
CUBA: Beneficial Uses of Tobacco
Cuban scientists announced they are studying the extraction of solanesol from tobacco plants, in a search for additional benefits to the island's famous industry of hand-rolled cigars. The extract is the precursor of an antioxidant with anti-carcinogen properties.
HONDURAS: Catholic Cardinal Urges Against Giving In to Gold
Catholic Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez has exhorted the executive and legislative branches of the Honduran government not to give in to pressure from the transnational mining corporations that want to expand open pit mining in this Central American country.
VENEZUELA: The Return of the Water Lentil
The lemna sp, a floating green lentil, has made a forceful reappearance this month in Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela. It has contaminated the shores of the city of Maracaibo and fishing areas, and triggered protests from fishing communities, who demand that the government clear it away.
GUATEMALA: Ex-Paramilitaries Plant Trees
- Guatemala's President Oscar Berger planted the first tree in a two-year program for planting 75 million -- half of which will be done by former paramilitaries.
BRAZIL: Promoting Organic Products
A national campaign to promote organic products began June 23 in Brazil, where at least 20,000 farmers, mostly running small operations, are dedicated to growing agrochemical-free crops on a total of 6.5 million hectares.
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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