Issue of September, 05, 2011
Giant water lilies (Victoria amazonica) in the Moxos plains, Bolivia.
Highway Through Rainforest Will Have Both Environmental and Cultural Impacts
By Franz Chávez *
he pristine rainforests of the Isiboro Sécure Indigenous Territory and National Park are threatened with destruction by a planned new highway.
Figure of Ah Puch, the god of death, mother-of-pearl mosaic with jade and pyrite incrustations, A.D. 500-800, found in Topoxté, Petén.
Credit: Julio Godoy/IPS
Mighty Maya Cities in Petén Succumbed to Environmental Crisis
By Julio Godoy *
he example of the Mayas in Petén, who destroyed the soil and forests through intensive agriculture and a love of opulence, should lead us to reflect on the consequences of excessive consumption, says archeologist Richard Hansen in this interview.
BRAZIL: Assessing the Impacts of Global Warming on Marine Life
The Brazilian non-governmental organization Proyecto Coral Vivo (Live Coral Project) is carrying out a research program called Marine Mesocosms to study the impacts of global warming on sea life.
HONDURAS: NGO to Protect Endangered Hummingbird
The non-governmental Association for Research for Environmental and Socioeconomic Development has been tasked by the Honduran government with ensuring the protection of the Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae), a species of hummingbird unique to northern Honduras.
ARGENTINA: Activists Challenge Land Management Plan
Environmental organizations in Argentina are demanding that the land management plan adopted by the northeastern province of Corrientes be declared unconstitutional, because it threatens native forests.
MEXICO: The Search for Biofuel Sources
Mexico’s National Institute for Forestry, Agricultural and Livestock Research (INIFAP) is studying different plant species for potential biofuel production.
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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In This Issue
Indicators for the Climate Crisis
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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