Issue of March, 19, 2012
School of fish swims over sponges in Punta Cachos, Chile.
Credit: Courtesy of Eduardo Sorensen/Oceana
Energy: Chilean Community Wins First Round Against Brazilian Billionaire
By Marianela Jarroud
small farming community in northern Chile is waging a court battle against the construction of the Castilla thermoelectric plant by MPX, an energy company owned by Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista.
Farmer Pablo Escudero in the Ojos de Agua forest concession, created to preserve a section of rainforest in San Martín, Peru.
Credit: Milagros Salazar/IPS
More Transparent Forest Governance in Peruvian Amazon
By Milagros Salazar
he control of logging in the Amazon rainforest, increasingly decentralized in Peru, is becoming more transparent, according to a new independent study.
CUBA: Crocodile to be “Repatriated” During Pope’s Visit
A young Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer), a highly endangered species found only in a very limited area of Cuba, will be returned to its country of origin from Rome in late March, coinciding with the visit by Pope Benedict XVI.
HONDURAS: School Kids Learn How to React to Floods and Landslides
More than 600 students from two schools located in areas at high risk for flooding and landslides in the Honduran capital are receiving training on what to do when these disasters occur.
VENEZUELA: University Team Designing Used Battery Treatment Plant
A team of scientists at Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela is designing a plant for the processing of used household batteries, in order to prevent their incorrect disposal and to extract the toxic materials they contain in the form of reusable chemical compounds.
BRAZIL: University of São Paulo Creates Climate Study Center
The University of São Paulo has created the Interdisciplinary Climate Investigation Center (INCLINE) to integrate all of university’s studies in this field.
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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