Issue of November, 15, 2010
An irrigation pond in rural Chiapas, Mexico.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS
Mexican Farms Need a Water Revolution
By Emilio Godoy
ithout financing, many Mexican farmers cannot improve their ageing irrigation systems, which are essential if Mexico is to withstand the effects of climate change and reduce its emissions of greenhouse-effect gases.
A school of yellowfin tuna.
Seasonal Bans Not Enough to Save Pacific Tuna
By Edgardo Ayala
una species of the Eastern Pacific are under intense pressure from fishing fleets, and it does not let up during the closed seasons imposed by the tuna fishing nations themselves.
A cloud forest in Costa Rica.
Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS
Cracks in Costa Rica's Green Image
By Daniel Zueras - IPS/IFEJ
osta Rica's record in protecting biodiversity is representative of the country's overall environmental reality.
BRAZIL: Making Use of Construction Waste
Mineral and industrial waste from construction is becoming raw material for new building through a technique developed by engineer Janaína Accordi Junkes, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil.
MEXICO: Requesting More Funds Against Climate Change
Actions for adapting to and mitigating climate change need at least one percent of Mexico's gross domestic product (GDP), proposed a collective of environmental groups.
HONDURAS: A New Way to Collect Trash
The municipal government of the southern Honduran city of Choluteca decided to collect garbage using horse-drawn carts in the neighborhoods not served by the sanitation service.
ARGENTINA: Hunger Strike Against Fumigation
On the eve of a predicted record soybean harvest, an Argentine forestry engineer, backed by environmental groups, began a hunger strike against crop fumigation with dangerous agro-chemicals.
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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In This Issue
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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