Issue of March, 28, 2011
Rosa Tanguila cleaning up oil residue near her rainforest community.
Credit: Gonzalo Ortiz/IPS
Trees on Shaky Ground in Texaco’s Rainforest
By Gonzalo Ortiz
exaco’s “clean-up” of the toxic oil waste pits in the Ecuadorian rainforest consisted of filling them with sticks, tires, tanks and scrub and then covering it all up with soil.
Black-browed albatross near the Beagle Channel, Argentina.
Credit: Creative Commons
Cutting-Edge Model of Coastal Protection
By Marcela Valente
non-governmental organisation has been tasked with managing a system comprising all of Argentina’s marine-coastal protected areas.
How Safe Is Nuclear Power?
By Dietrich Fischer *
f insurance companies are unwilling to risk their money insuring against nuclear accidents, why should people be forced to risk their lives?, writes Dietrich Fischer, author of "Nonmilitary Aspects of Security" and "Preventing War in the Nuclear Age."
BRAZIL: Water Shortages Threaten 3,059 Municipalities
According to a report on urban water supply released Mar. 22, 55 percent of Brazil’s municipalities could face water shortages by 2015.
VENEZUELA: Bat Protection Measures Planned
Venezuelan researchers and authorities have created a working group to develop initiatives for the protection of the country’s 165 species of bats, whose populations are threatened by the degradation of their natural habitats.
HONDURAS: Eco-Friendly Comic Strip Launched
A beaver and a drop of water are the “heroes” in a new comic strip that recounts their adventures in protecting the environment, to be published in Honduran newspapers.
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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