Issue of September, 12, 2011
The Villachica family extracting gold without mercury.
Credit: Milagros Salazar/IPS
Environmental Innovators Create Virtuous Circles
By Correspondents * - Tierramérica
hree environmental innovation projects demonstrate the capacity of Latin American researchers to develop solid virtuous circles.
Shrimp Farm Certification: Environmental Guarantee or Greenwashing?
By Danilo Valladares
fforts to establish standards for "responsible" shrimp farming are moving forward amid controversy.
BRAZIL: Molecule That Converts Carbon Discovered
A molecule that converts carbon into substances used in the chemical industry has been discovered at Paulista State University in Brazil. This scientific finding can contribute both to the economy and to the mitigation of global warming.
VENEZUELA: Trees Versus Housing
The construction of apartment buildings on vacant lots in the centre of Venezuelan cities like Caracas is having an impact on the trees that have surrounded these lots for many years.
HONDURAS: Armed Forces Reforest 11,000 Hectares
The “green battalions” made up by more than 1,000 members of the Honduran Armed Forces have planted 11,404 hectares of forests in the last five years.
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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