Issue of July, 11, 2005
Natural gas facility.
Credit: Photo Stock.
Natural Gas Drilling Takes Toll in Bolivian Sierra
By José Luis Alcázar
nvironmentalists denounce threats to the Aguaragüe mountain region in Bolivia, the second leading South American country in natural gas reserves.
A lake formed in the quarry of the former El Cobre mine
Credit: René Camacho.
Centuries-Old Mine Struggles to Save Its Surroundings
By Patricia Grogg
xperts are working to rehabilitate the ecosystem damaged by a mine that operated in Cuba for nearly five centuries.
Stevia growing in Paraguay.
The Rich Herb of the Guaraní
By Alejandro Sciscioli
mall farmers in Paraguay make the most of a sweet herb used by the Tupí Guaraní indigenous community. They hope to plant 5,000 hectares of this naturally powerful sweetener in 2007.
MEXICO: Taking the Planet's Pulse
A high altitude climate observation center will begin operating in 2006 in Mexico, the first of its type in the Mesoamerican and Caribbean regions. Located at more than 4,000 meters above sea level, it will measure, among other things, levels of ozone and carbon dioxide, gases that are altering the planet's health.
ARGENTINA: Alarm over Uranium Accident
Residents of the mountain resort city of San Carlos de Bariloche, in Argentina's southern Patagonia, expressed to Tierramérica their concern about an accident involving uranium at a plant near the city.
GUATEMALA: Pollution Persists in Lake Atitlán
Guatemala's Lake Atitlán, located 140 km west of the capital and considered the country's most beautiful, is contaminated with agrochemicals and human waste from nearby towns, restaurants and hotels.
AMAZON: Agro-Forest Management Agreement
The promotion of agroforestry will be the economic strategy to improve the living standards of the population and protect the biodiversity of the Amazon and three other regions with rain forests, according to an agreement signed Jun. 24 in Washington by the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and Conservation International.
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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