Issue of July, 14, 2007
Dolphins suffer considerable stress in marine parks, whose educational merits are being questioned.
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Unknown State of Caribbean's Whales and Dolphins
By Patricia Grogg - IPS/IFEJ
ccidents involving fishing nets, which kill 300,000 cetaceans -- whales, dolphins and porpoises -- each year, are difficult to estimate in the Caribbean, where artisanal fishing is the norm.
BRAZIL: Sao Paulo Organic Oranges for the World
Of every 10 glasses of organic orange juice consumed in Europe and the United States, 8.5 are produced from fruit grown in groves in the north of Brazil's Sao Paulo state that are members of Grupo Montecitrus.
CUBA: Preparing Mangroves for Climate Change
Experts and residents of Cuba's Ciénaga de Zapata, one of the largest marshes in the Caribbean islands, are preparing for the impacts of climate change on the area's mangroves, coastal vegetation that provides a home to a great array of animal life.
HONDURAS: Financing for Indigenous Farming
From August and for the next five years, the Honduran government will grant loans totaling 15 million dollars to 45,000 indigenous families in the western part of the country in an effort to promote sustainable development projects.
VENEZUELA: Mysterious Oil Spill
An oil spill of unknown origin and quantity has since Jun. 29 affected nine beaches along about 50 kilometers of the northeastern Venezuelan peninsula of Paria, near Trinidad and Tobago.
CHILE: Garbage Collectors, Unite!
On Jul. 11 in Chile, the National Movement of Garbage Collectors was born. With more than 200 members, the celebrated by marching under the slogan "Organized collectors will never be stepped on".
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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CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
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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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