Issue of July, 11, 2011
Claudia Consamollo, 16, washes the clothes of the youngest members of the community with the recycled soap.
Credit: Milagros Salazar/IPS
Spanish NGO Recycles Used Oil into Solidarity with Peru
By Inés Benítez *
urning old cooking oil into soap in Spain not only helps protect the environment, but also contributes to financing education and training for Peruvian children and teens without families.
Fruit and vegetable market in San Juan Chamula, Chiapas.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS
Keeping Healthy Veggies from Turning Deadly
By Emilio Godoy
nsuring that Mexican produce is free of potentially lethal bacteria requires quality control measures throughout the entire production chain, from the irrigation of crops until the final product reaches consumers, say experts.
ARGENTINA: Urgent Measures Needed to Protect Jaguars
The Argentine Wildlife Foundation (FVSA) has issued a call for urgent measures to protect the jaguar (Panthera onca), the largest feline in the Western hemisphere.
BRAZIL: Purifying Water with Coconut Shells
A filter of coconut shells, bamboo and sand can be used to purify wastewater, according to researchers at the Campinas State University School of Civil Engineering. The method they have developed is a low-cost sanitation alternative ideal for small-scale operations, they say.
HONDURAS: Social Pact for Forest Conservation
The local inhabitants, authorities and environmental groups in the municipality of Ojojona, a 20-minute drive away from Tegucigalpa in the central Honduran department of Francisco Morazán, have agreed to a 40-year moratorium on the use of forests in the area, in order to protect them from the advance of illegal logging.
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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