Issue of August, 08, 2011
Fishermen arrive at the dock near the Castillo de Jagua Fortress in Cienfuegos.
Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS
Petrochemical Complex Poses Major Environmental Challenge
By Patricia Grogg *
uba is preparing a series of environmental measures to protect the Bay of Cienfuegos from the upcoming expansion of its oil refinery.
Students tending the garden at the school in San Cristóbal Totonicapán.
Credit: Courtesy of FAO/Guatemala
School Gardens Promote Learning While Fighting Hunger
By Danilo Valladares *
n Guatemala, school gardens plant seeds of hope that the country will overcome the severe food crisis it is currently facing.
After Peak Oil, Peak Globalization
By Gunter Pauli *
he reality of a globalized economy seems to be that poverty is its only sustainable phenomenon, says entrepreneur Gunter Pauli in this column.
ARGENTINA: Relocation of Electric Power Substation Demanded
Environmental and social organizations in the Argentine city of Berazategui are calling for the relocation of an electric power substation to a less populated area and legislation on the placement of these facilities.
MEXICO: Anti-Transgenic Food Campaign
Greenpeace Mexico has a launched a computer application called "Clean Out Your Cupboards" to help consumers avoid industrially processed and genetically modified foods.
BRAZIL: Logging Threatens 7,000 Square Kilometers in the Amazon
The Amazon could lose another 7,000 square kilometers of forests by July 2012, according to a report on the risk of deforestation released by the Amazon Institute of People and the Environment (Imazon).
HONDURAS: Geologists Warn of Landslide Risks in Capital
Four marginalized neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa are at "high risk" of facing major landslides during the rainy season, a team of geologists from Costa Rica concluded after a three-week study in Honduras.
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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