Issue of August, 05, 2006
Guatemalan police recover machinery after cracking down on demonstrators protesting a foreign mining operation.
Gold Fever Strikes Again in Central America
By Thelma Mejía
ultinational corporations are interested in developing more than 250 projects in the region. The affected communities are mobilizing and demanding their right to information.
An Italian province has won the admiration of Europe for its focus on harmonizing development with protection of the natural environment
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Italian Eco-Friendly Valley Is Model for Europe
By Francesca Colombo
n the last 14 years, the residents of Varese Ligure have brought into practice an ingenious way of life and development based on respect for the environment.
BRAZIL: Innovative Hydrogen Buses
Five buses fueled by hydrogen will circulate in Sao Paulo and four neighboring cities beginning in 2007, with innovations similar to those in industrialized countries.
VENEZUELA: Love for the Mangrove
The exposition "For Love of the Mangrove", organized by the National Center for Improvement of Science Education, will run through August at the Lía Bermúdez Art Center in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo.
CHILE: Clean Release of the Last Oil-Contaminated Penguins
The Chilean government's National Forest Corporation (CONAF) has completed the recovery project for penguins contaminated with petroleum, rescuing 54 of these birds living in the extreme southern region of Magallanes, 3,000 km south of the capital.
HONDURAS: Organic Tilapia for Export
- The private company Aquafinca Saint Peter Fish, established in northern Honduras, will export to the United States more than 11,000 kg monthly of organic tilapia fish filets beginning in August.
CUBA: Summertime Accidents
The intense summer heat, vacations and the need to get into the Caribbean water wherever and however has sounded the alarm in Cuba, where drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death.
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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