Issue of April, 09, 2012
Many of the abandoned oil wells are in the Amazon region. View of the Amazon rainforest in San Martín, Peru.
Credit: Milagros Salazar/IPS
Who Will Deal with the Thousands of Abandoned Oil Wells in Peru?
By Milagros Salazar
jurisdictional dispute is hindering the Peruvian government from compiling an inventory of abandoned oil and gas wells, some of them dating back centuries.
Rio+20 could be an opportunity to empower forest communities, believes Jeffrey Hatcher.
Credit: Rights and Resources Initiative
Brazil is a Model for the Rights of Forest Communities
By Fabíola Ortiz
ost of the deforestation in the world occurs in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Indonesia, says specialist Jeffrey Hatcher.
MEXICO: Call to Ban Transgenic Soybeans
An alliance of civil society organizations, academics and citizens has called on the Mexican government not to grant authorization for the commercial cultivation of genetically modified soybeans in the southeastern state of Yucatán, because of the potential impact on local honey production.
BRAZIL: Bees as Indicators of Air Quality
A research study by the School of Higher Agricultural Studies at the University of São Paulo found that bees can act as bioindicators of air pollution and air quality.
ARGENTINA: Latin American Forum to Prepare for Rio+20
The city of Rosario in the eastern Argentine province of Santa Fe will host the Latin American Forum on Sustainable Development: Rosario, Towards Rio+20, which will bring together representatives of governments, international agencies and civil society organizations.
HONDURAS: Fires Destroy 5,000 Hectares of Forest
In the last two months, 5,000 hectares of forest have been destroyed by fire in Honduras, particularly in the jungle region of La Mosquitia, on the Atlantic coast.
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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