Issue of July, 29, 2006
Studies suggest that a Buenos Aires water supply surpasses WHO limits for uranium contamination.
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Argentine Water Supply Faces Uranium Threat
By Marcela Valente
ater intended for human consumption may have been contaminated by the Ezeiza Atomic Center. Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Health Organization and local authorities will conduct a new assessment.
Beaches form part of the coastal ecosystem -- beach erosion hurts marine life
Caribbean Beaches and Marine Ecosystems in Danger
By Dalia Acosta
tricter laws are needed to protect beaches and prevent the degradation process. There is an imbalance in investment in the tourism industry and the national programs for sustainable tourism.
COLOMBIA: Border Closed to Toxic Waste
Colombia will not import toxic or nuclear waste, according to a resolution by the Environment Ministry.
MEXICO:: Marine Fauna Contaminated
- The international environmental watchdog Greenpeace has asked Mexico's health authorities to respond to the contamination of marine fauna that poses a threat for human consumption.
ARGENTINA: Demands for Ecological Integration
Argentine environmentalists have proposed that the countries of Mercosur (Southern Common Market) take a regional focus for drafting policies that involve their shared natural resources.
GUATEMALA: Mangroves in Danger
Five-hundred hectares of mangroves are destroyed each year in Guatemala, which could devastate 40 percent of the country's mangrove ecosystems, says Carlos Albacete, of the organization Trópico Verde (Green Tropics).
BRAZIL: Copaíba as Anti-Inflammatory
A study conducted by University of Sao Paulo's Ribeirao Preto science department has certified the anti-inflammatory properties of the copaíba plant (Copaifera officinalis).
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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