Issue of May, 28, 2012
Chief Almir Suruí (left) in his village.
Credit: Paiter-Suruí Indigenous People press photo
Brazilian Indigenous Community Seeks Survival Through Carbon Credits
By Fabíola Ortiz
he Paiter-Suruí people of the Amazonian state of Rondônia hope to collect at least 40 million dollars over the next 30 years for the environmental services of restoration and sustainable use of the rainforest.
The Temple of the Masks at the Maya archeological site of Tikal, part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
Credit: Mike Vondran CC BY 2.0
Guatemala Halts Widely Praised Maya Biosphere Reserve Initiative
By Danilo Valladares
he Maya Biosphere Reserve, a natural and archeological wonder of the world, is threatened by drug trafficking, human trafficking, land invasions, livestock farming and logging.
CHILE: Pig Slaughterhouse Shut Down
The Chilean government declared a health alert in the town of Freirina, 800 km north of Santiago, in response to the pollution and foul odor emanating from the nearby Agrosuper pork processing plant.
VENEZUELA: Program to Protect Highly Endangered Bird
The Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research and Bararida Zoo in the city of Barquisimeto are launching a program to protect the red siskin (Carduelis cucullata), a highly endangered bird that lives in the country’s northwest region.
BRAZIL : Mapping the Jaguar Genome
Deciphering the gene map of the jaguar (Panthera onca) is the goal of a new project being jointly undertaken by a number of Brazilian institutions.
HONDURAS: Satellite Monitoring of Natural Resources
A satellite monitoring system donated by the government of Taiwan will enable the creation of a database of natural resources in Honduras and the damages they could suffer as a result of disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes.
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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