Issue of December, 01, 2007
Autumn corn harvest in the U.S. state of Michigan.
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Nascent Biofuel Market Has Congenital Defects
By Mario Osava*
t will take a long time to root out the distortions caused by economic and political interests in the budding market for biofuels, say experts.
BRAZIL: National Plan Announced Against Climate Change
The National Plan for Climate Change to be elaborated by the Brazilian government is much welcome, though it should have been done and implemented long ago, say activists.
VENEZUELA: Fishers Save the Dolphins
Dolphins that are part of the Caribbean seascape of the Venezuelan coastline have won the respect of artisanal and sports fishers, ensuring that these mammals are enjoying good health, biologist María Gabriela Silva, of the environmentalist group Seavida, told Tierramérica.
CUBA: Protecting Pets from Natural Disasters
The Cuban Animal Protection Association and the governmental Cuban Society for Veterinary Medicine will work together to devise ways to protect household pets during natural disasters or war.
BRAZIL: Solar Energy for Sao Paulo's Public Buildings
Public buildings to be constructed in Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous state, with 40 million inhabitants, will have solar energy units to heat at least 30 percent of the hot water consumed.
CHILE: Everyone Against Whale Hunting
Government, Parliament and non-governmental organizations in Chile rejected Japan's announcement of renewed hunting of more than 1,000 whales, for supposedly scientific purposes, in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, near the costs of Australia and New Zealand.
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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