Issue of April, 30, 2012
A Dow Chemical plant on the shore of Lake Michigan, United States.
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U.S. Corporations Sponsor Carbon Scam in Europe
By Stefano Valentino *
he Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change ended up creating a perverse incentive that gave rise to an emissions reduction scam in Europe.
A gas field discovered by Repsol in Huacaya, 800 km southeast of La Paz.
Bolivia Boosts Incentives for Foreign Oil Companies
By Franz Chávez
espite its wealth of hydrocarbon resources, nationalized in 2006, Bolivia is spending increasingly more hard currency on fuel imports and has tripled incentives for foreign companies to produce oil.
VENEZUELA: Fundraising to Protect Sea Turtles
A lack of funds has forced the Centre for Sea Turtle Research and Conservation (CICTMAR) to cut back its patrolling of Cipara and Querepere beaches on the northeastern Venezuelan pensinsula of Paria, where female leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are laying their eggs.
HONDURAS: Community Works to Rescue Coastal Sand Dunes
The community of Santa Rosa de Aguán, in the northern Honduran department of Colón, is preparing to implement a plan to rehabilitate coastal sand dunes as a means of reducing its vulnerability to extreme weather events.
BRAZIL: New Technology Lowers Cost of Biodegradable Plastic
The Federal University of São Carlos is developing a new technology that will lower the cost of producing biodegradable plastics.
CHILE: Campaign for Communities Blighted by Pollution
The Chilean environmental organization Oceana has launched a campaign to support the communities of Ventanas and Puchuncaví, which face severe impacts from the pollution created by a nearby copper foundry and three coal-fired thermoelectric power plants.
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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