Issue of May, 16, 2011
A solitary cow in a slash-and-burn clearing where there was once Amazon rainforest.
Credit: Mario Osava/IPS
New Forest Code Could Hinder Climate Goals
By Clarinha Glock
roposed amendments to the Brazilian Forest Code raise new alarm over Amazon deforestation.
A private company wants to install a liquid petroleum gas storage plant in the Punta de Manabique reserve on Guatemala’s Caribbean coast.
Credit: Courtesy of CONAP
Guatemalan Beaches Threatened by Iron and Gas Operations
By Danilo Valladares
he world steel industry has set its sights on the iron sands of the Pacific coast of Guatemala, while a Mexican company wants to store liquid petroleum gas on its Caribbean coast.
ARGENTINA: Nuclear Accident Action Plan Proposed
An environmental organization in Argentina has proposed a citizen action plan in the event of a nuclear accident for use in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.
BRAZIL: Nanotechnology Turns to Sugar Cane
The University of São Paulo Polytechnic School has developed a new technique to produce carbon nanotubes, microscopically thin cylinders of carbon atoms, using the gases generated by burning sugar cane bagasse, a by-product of sugar production.
HONDURAS: Clean-up of Yojoa Lake Begins
Over the past month, more than 33,000 square meters of parasitic plants have been removed from the waters of idyllic Yojoa Lake in western Honduras.
MEXICO: Cleaner Buses Take to the Streets
Public transportation contractors are introducing environmentally friendly buses in the eastern section of Mexico City.
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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