Issue of April, 23, 2012
Environmental activists protesting at the Copenhagen climate change conference in 2009.
Credit: Ana Libisch/IPS
Civil Society Determined to Have an Impact on Río+20
By Fabíola Ortiz
n online platform to which up to 400,000 people can be connected at the same time will make it possible to propose recommendations to the leaders gathered at Rio+20.
Women planting paddy rice near Lang Co Bay on the South China Sea.
Sea Level Rise Threatens Mekong Rice
By Marwaan Macan-Markar
even percent of the paddy fields in the Mekong delta are affected by rising sea levels in the “rice belt” of Vietnam, the world’s second largest rice exporter.
HONDURAS: Work of Local Water Boards to be Recognized at Rio+20
The Association of Water Administration Boards of the South Sector of Pico Bonito Park, in Honduras, will be recognized at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) for conserving water resources and the habitat of a species of hummingbird endemic to this Central American nation.
ARGENTINA: Environmentalists Call for Urgent Adoption of E-Waste Law
The environmental organization Greenpeace Argentina is calling for the swift approval of a proposed law on the collection and management of electronic waste, which was tabled in the country’s legislature four years ago.
BRAZIL: Deforestation Endangers Northeastern Macaw
Deforestation of the caatinga, a semi-arid biome in northeastern Brazil, could place the blue-winged macaw (Ara maracana) in danger of extinction, according to a new study from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.
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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