Issue of February, 27, 2012
Two years later, this house in the coastal town of Iloca still bears witness to the devastating force of the tsunami.
Credit: Marianela Jarroud/IPS
Chile’s Earthquake Reconstruction Hindered by Delays and Profiteering
By Marianela Jarroud *
hilean President Sebastián Piñera will not be able to keep his promises for reconstruction after the 2010 earthquake: 110,000 homes repaired and 112,000 new homes built by the end of his term in 2014.
Rio+20 is not a major conference on biodiversity, but everything discussed there will relate to biodiversity, said Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias.
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No Magic Solutions for the Extinction of Species
By Stephen Leahy *
ainstreaming biodiversity into the policies of all government departments is one major goal for slowing down the loss of species, says Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
HONDURAS: The Struggle to Enforce the Forest Law
The Law on Forests, Protected Areas and Wildlife of Honduras, adopted in 2008, is not effectively implemented and has not stopped illegal logging. Representatives of the justice system, activists and local governments are working together on strategies to ensure that it is genuinely enforced.
BRAZIL: Plastic Bottles Transformed into Varnish
) A technique developed by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro makes it possible to recycle plastic bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to produce varnish.
ARGENTINA: Caravan Against Open-Pit Mining Planned
Artists and residents of the southern Argentine province of Chubut are preparing for a 400-kilometer march to protest open-pit mining projects that involve the use of cyanide.
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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