Issue of December, 27, 2010
African palm farms in the Amazonian state of Pará
Credit: Mario Osava/IPS
Climate Change Means New Crop Health Concerns
By Mario Osava
hytosanitary problems could see dramatic changes in the coming decades as a result of climate change. A Brazilian project is dedicated to researching the possibilities and providing solutions.
There could be 100 million climate refugees in the next five or seven years, warns Boff.
Credit: Daniela Pastrana/IPS
"This Time There Will Be No Noah's Ark"
Daniela Pastrana interviews LEONARDO BOFF, Brazilian writer and theologian
he collective duty of humanity is to seek a balance with nature. Everyone has to do their part; be more with less. The problem is not money, says Brazilian Leonardo Boff in this exclusive Tierramérica interview.
A view of San Juan River.
Credit: Courtesy of El Nuevo Diario
Threats Churn in the San Juan River
By José Adán Silva
he conflict between Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the San Juan River masks a series of endeavors with the potential to damage this valuable natural resource.
MEXICO: Innovative Octopus Farm Expands
The Mexican Mayab Mollusk Cooperative will expand its production of baby four-eyed octopus (Octopus maya) in order to expand its sales.
ARGENTINA: Free Bicycles in Buenos Aires
To encourage the use of bicycles, the Buenos Aires city government this month made about 100 two-wheelers available to anyone interested.
HONDURAS: Renewed Permit for Gas del Caribe
After eight months of hearings, the Honduran Secretariat (ministry) of Environment and Natural Resources announced the two-year permit renewal for the controversial Mexican company Gas del Caribe, which operates in the Atlantic region of Omoa, in the Honduran northwest.
BRAZIL: Shell of Amazon Fruit Replaces Flour in Bread
A bread made from the shell of the cupuaçú (Theobroma grandiflorum), a typical fruit of the Amazon forest, was widely approved in a consumer test. This alternative product, developed by researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP), achieved a favorable rating from more than 90 percent of those surveyed.
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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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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