Issue of June, 20, 2011
Lignite-fired power plant in Patnów, Poland.
Credit: Public Domain
Carbon Markets Are Not Cooling the Planet
By Stephen Leahy
arbon markets are open to the kind of speculation and fraud that led to the global financial crisis of 2008. What’s more, they are not actually helping to combat global warming and climate change, either.
Mexican cattle farm.
Credit: Courtesy of Central Campesina Cardenista
Hidden Poisons in Mexican Meat
By Emilio Godoy
edicines and feed additives used in industrial poultry, cattle and pig farming result in contaminated and sometimes toxic beef, chicken and pork.
HONDURAS: Office Created to Administer Climate Funds
The government of Honduras has established a specialized unit to ensure transparency in the use of loans and donations earmarked for climate change initiatives, at the request of international financial institutions.
VENEZUELA: The Páramos Are Shrinking
The Andean páramo grasslands, located between 3,000 and 4,500 meters above sea level, are shrinking as the result of the expansion of agriculture and cattle farming and the demand for freshwater, leading to the loss of endemic flora and fauna.
BRAZIL: Consumers Less Concerned About the Environment
Despite the growing amount of information available on environmental issues, the Brazilian public’s willingness to adopt eco-friendly consumer behavior has declined in recent years, according to a survey by the Trade Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
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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