Issue of June, 14, 2004
U.S. Nuclear Policy Bombarded by Environmentalists
By Haider Rizvi
nvironmental and peace activists condemn the U.S. Senate's decision to maintain a provision in the Department of Energy's budget bill to leave millions of liters of liquid radioactive waste at a site in South Carolina, where plans are afoot to process more plutonium. The 2005 Defense budget includes more than six billion dollars for research and development of new nuclear weapons.
The scent of the victoria regia, a giant Amazonian plant, is recreated in a new cologne.
The Scent of Biodiversity
By Mario Osava
he Amazon's plants and fruits are serving as the raw material for Brazil's perfume and cosmetics industry. Exports for this sector, which promotes environmental preservation and fair trade, are growing 20 percent a year.
CUBA: Erosion Takes Toll on Beaches
Ninety percent of Cuba's beaches are seeing some degree of erosion, according to a study released this month by the island's Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment.
VENEZUELA: Condor Hatches in Captivity
Venezuela has produced a hatchling of the condor of the Andes (Vultur gryphus) at its Bararida Zoo in the city of Barquisimeto, 250 km west of the capital. The proud parents are Bud and Rana, a condor pair brought from the United States.
BRAZIL: Storing Precious Water Underground
Underground depositories could be a new solution for the population in Brazil's semiarid northeast, where frequent droughts have caused human tragedy and the migration of millions of people to the country's southern regions.
CHILE: Ecotourism Alliance with the Private Sector
The Chilean government's National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) is planning to increase partnerships with private enterprise for ecotourism projects in protected natural areas that currently are not tourism destinations.
CENTRAL AMERICA:: Alliance Against Species Trafficking
El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua this month launched a joint strategy to fight illegal trafficking of plant an animal species in the Gulf of Fonseca region, on the Pacific, Honduran Environment Minister Patricia Panting told Tierramérica.
GUATEMALA:: Great Potential for Ethanol
This Central American country has the capacity to supply itself with ethanol fuel and reduce vehicular air pollution, but currently lags behind in regards to this technology.
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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Indicators for the Climate Crisis
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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