Issue of January, 10, 2011
The Fitzroy River Basin in Australia, Jan. 4, 2011. The flooded area appears in dark blue.
Credit: Courtesy of NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response
Climate Change Could Be Worsening Effects of El Niño and La Niña
By Stephen Leahy
cientists believe that global warming could be affecting the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate cycle, whose cold phase, La Niña, is already taking a toll on food production.
Alto Huayabamba, in San Martín, Peru.
Local Communities Protect Their Amazon
By Milagros Salazar
esidents and authorities of a Peruvian Amazon region take rainforest conservation into their own hands.
BRAZIL: Stock Exchange Joins Fight Against Climate Change
The São Paulo Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) have launched the Carbon Efficient Index (ICO2) to encourage companies to measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.
CHILE: New Actions Planned Against Mine Tailings Deposit
Residents of the northern Chilean community of Caimanes are planning new actions to fight for the closure of the mine tailings deposit operated by the Chilean-Japanese mining company Los Pelambres.
ARGENTINA: Glacier Protection Law Suspended
Environmental organizations in Argentina are protesting the delays in the application of the law to protect glaciers passed in late September 2010.
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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