Issue of October, 03, 2011
Mexico has yet to develop any profitable jojoba ventures
Credit: Desert Whale Jojoba Company
Desert’s Wealth is Wasted in Mexico
By Emilio Godoy *
ojoba and guayule are just two examples of plants found in Mexico’s deserts that offer significant untapped economic potential.
The Amazon and Cerrado regions face the risk of the extinction of species on a scale never before seen in human history.
Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPS
"The Future of Brazil is the Natural Knowledge Economy"
By Fabíola Ortiz *
razil has the potential to explore a new model of tropical development, but it also faces all of the global risks posed by climate change, says climate expert Carlos Nobre.
ARGENTINA: Activists Applaud Limit on Fish Exports
The Argentine government’s decision to limit exports of sábalo (Prochilodus lineatus), the main commercial fish species in the Paraná River, has been applauded by the PROTEGER Foundation, a non-governmental conservation organization.
CENTRAL AMERICA: Transborder Plan for the Gulf of Fonseca
Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua are preparing to implement a transborder development plan for the Gulf of Fonseca, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean shared by the three countries, with the goals of reducing natural disaster risks and more effectively managing natural resource use.
BRAZIL: Climate Change Threatens Amphibians of the Cerrado
Agriculture-driven deforestation, climate change and poor conservation policies are threatening the survival of amphibians in the Cerrado, a vast savanna region in central Brazil, according to a study conducted by the non-governmental organization Pequi - Research and Conservation in the Cerrado.
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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