Issue of March, 21, 2011
Satellite photo of the Fukushima I nuclear power plant emitting radioactive steam on Mar. 14.
Who Controls the Nuclear Control Agencies?
By Stephen Leahy
here are few independent experts in the nuclear energy sector, which raises questions about the transparency and impartiality of nuclear control agencies.
Polylepis forest in El Cajas National Park, Ecuador.
Credit: Gonzalo Ortiz/IPS
Water Management Transcends “Public or Private” Debate
By Gonzalo Ortiz
fund financed with public and private resources seeks to create a participatory and transparent water management model in Quito.
Piped water does not reach areas of Cochabamba where families like this one live in houses of clay.
Cochabamba Still Thirsting for Water
By Franz Chávez
n the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, scene of the 2000 “Water War”, both privatisation and public administration have failed to adequately provide citizens with this vital resource.
ARGENTINA: Shutdown of Embalse Nuclear Plant Urged
The Foundation for the Defence of the Environment in Argentina has challenged the decision of the government of the central province of Córdoba to continue operating the Embalse nuclear power plant without conducting an environmental impact assessment or public hearing.
BRAZIL: Banana Peels Can Filter Heavy Metals
Water contaminated with potentially toxic metals can be purified using banana peels as a filter, according to a study from the São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Botucatú, 230 kilometres from the city of São Paulo.
HONDURAS: Flood Risk Targeted in 10 Vulnerable Municipalities
The Honduran government has begun infrastructure work to reduce the risk of overflowing rivers and flooding in 10 highly vulnerable municipalities.
MEXICO: Birdwatching Tourism Potential Untapped
Mexico is failing to take advantage of the significant potential of ecotourism geared to birdwatching, says a report released by two environmental organisations on Mar. 15.
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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