Issue of May, 14, 2012
Oil drilling operation in Cutral Có, located in the province of Neuquén.
Argentina Faces the Dilemma of Unconventional Oil and Gas
By Marcela Valente
rgentina must weigh the potential benefits of its plentiful sources of unconventional oil and gas against the economic and environmental costs of their extraction.
A traditional water gauge in the Las Ciebas River under the Guayabo bridge on the outskirts of Neiva is complemented by a sensor suspended from the same bridge which sends water level data over radio waves.
Credit: Courtesy of FAO
Colombian River Basin Passes the Test of El Niño and La Niña
By Constanza Vieira *
isk prevention measures with active community participation have reduced the threat of flooding and water shortages in the Colombian city of Neiva.
BRAZIL: Increased Public Concern Over Climate Change
Climate change is considered a “very serious” problem by 65 percent of Brazilians interviewed in a survey conducted by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) in December and released in the second week of May.
CHILE: Unprecedented Campaign for Reforestation in Patagonia
A campaign jointly organized by public and private agencies aims to plant one million trees in the Chilean region of Patagonia, which has lost more than three million hectares of native forest in the last 100 years through fires and logging.
VENEZUELA: Caracas Residents Affected by Cement Plants
Residents of Chuao, a neighborhood in southeast Caracas, are protesting against a cement plant installed near their homes which releases large amounts of harmful particulates into the air they breathe.
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
Sign up for Tierramerica's free weekly newsletter!
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
In this section, Tierramérica shares letters from our readers. If you'd like to send us your comments, please write to:
Inter Press Service
The world's leading provider of information on global issues
THE WORLD BANK
Spanish Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean
In This Issue
Indicators for the Climate Crisis
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
Copyright © 2013 Tierramérica. All Rights reserved