Issue of May, 21, 2012
Densely forested islands in the Xingú River.
Credit: Mario Osava/IPS
Belo Monte Dam Hit by Friendly Fire
By Mario Osava
un-of-the-river hydroelectric dams like Belo Monte will increase Brazil’s energy insecurity, say executives in the electric power sector.
Eroded soils in the municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS
Action Needed Now to Prepare for Severe Drought Conditions in the Future
By Stephen Leahy
umerous scientific studies predict severe and permanent drought conditions in large parts of Mexico, the United States and Central America.
LATIN AMERICA: Decline in Renewable Energy
The generation of energy from renewable sources in Latin America dropped from 25 percent of total output in 1990 to 23 percent in 2009, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
BRAZIL: Greenhouse Effect of Amazon Hydro Dams Revealed
The planned construction of 22 hydroelectric power plants in the Amazon region over the next eight years will cause the emission of 153 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a new study reveals.
LATIN AMERICA: Mega Cities in Search of Climate Leadership
Representatives of civil society, political organizations and the private sector from Buenos Aires, Mexico City and São Paulo, the three most populous cities in Latin America, met in the Argentine capital to promote leadership around the climate change issue.
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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