Issue of March, 12, 2012
“Do Not Throw Garbage or Rocks in the Lake”, reads this hand-painted sign in Lagunas de Portobello National Park in Chiapas, Mexico.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS
Mesoamerica Ignores Its Water Footprint
By Emilio Godoy *
ivil society organizations from Mesoamerica will call for a United Nations convention on water resources during the upcoming World Water Forum.
Typical drylands scenery of northwest Argentina, in Tilcara, province of Jujuy.
Credit: Juan Moseinco/IPS
Argentina Responds to Climate Challenge with Transgenic Seeds
By Marcela Valente
ransgenic drought-resistant corn, wheat and soybean seeds developed in Argentina promise to withstand water shortages while continuing to provide high yields during times of normal rainfall.
BRAZIL: Research to Monitor São Paulo Aquifers
The State University of São Paulo (UNESP) and the Environmental Company of the State of São Paulo, a government agency, have signed an agreement for the monitoring of underground water resources in this southern Brazilian state.
ARGENTINA: NGOs Demand Protection for Glaciers
Environmental organizations in Argentina have called on the country’s Supreme Court of Justice to order a halt to the activities of a mining company operating in a glacier area.
HONDURAS: Fires Destroy 127,000 Hectares of Forests
In the last two years alone, Honduras has lost 127,000 hectares of forests in 2,400 fires, reports the Independent Forest Monitoring Committee of the National Human Rights Commission.
MEXICO: Scientists Call for Regulation of Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology, which is currently unregulated in Mexico, could pose serious threats to human health and the environment, cautions a new study.
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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