Issue of May, 06, 2006
A model of ALMA.
Telescope Could Reveal Origin of Universe
By Daniela Estrada
he gigantic array, whose 66 antennas will be erected in Chile's Atacama desert, is expected to produce crucial data about the cosmos beginning in 2012.
Credit: Goldman Prize
Ignorance Is Hurting the Amazon"
By Mario Osava
razilian activist Tarcisio Feitosa da Silva, a winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize -- known widely as the "Green Nobel" -- spoke with Tierramérica about his efforts to protect the Amazon.
Organic jeans from Lifegate
Eco-Fashions Find a Place in Shop Windows
By Francesca Colombo
lothing made from organic fibers and recycled materials is gaining ground in Italy. The giants of fashion design, like Giorgio Armani, are joining the trend.
CENTRAL AMERICA: Ban on Shrimping Decreed
Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador have decreed a ban on fishing for shrimp during the entire month of May, reported the Guatemalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food.
BRAZIL: Plans Made Against Invading Species
Brazil has identified 543 invasive exotic species, 155 of which directly affect agricultural production and 97 affect human health, according to a study published earlier this month by the Ministry of Environment as a first step towards a broader plan of combat against this problem nationwide.
ARGENTINA: Garbage Collectors Recycle Too
The Argentine capital inaugurated on May 2 its first recycling plant, for separating out recyclable materials, employing former informal garbage collectors in the city.
COLOMBIA: Expanded Market for Ecological Goods
Small producers in 17 associations from Colombia's Andean region will be able to market their ecological merchandise through a chain of supermarkets in the capital, thanks to an agreement established under the Ministry of Environment's National Plan for Green Markets.
MEXICO: A Space Agency Is Born
The creation of a space agency in Mexico, approved by the Chamber of Deputies in April, is a laudable goal, but difficult to achieve in the short term, say experts.
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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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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