Issue of June, 02, 2007
Sierra Gorda's hope for income.
Credit: Proceso magazine
Emigration a Blessing for Biosphere Reserve
By Diego Cevallos - (IPS/IFEJ)
exico's Sierra Gorda Reserve embodies the paradox of the emigration of the poor: nature benefits from a smaller human population, while remittances from family members abroad are the main source of income for those who remain.
The bubbles of reservoir water hold the energy potential of methane gas.
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Tapping Hydroelectric Dams for Methane Gas
By Mario Osava - IPS/IFEJ
he greenhouse gases held in hydroelectric reservoirs can be captured to generate more energy, preventing them from turning into climate-changing emissions, according to Brazilian scientists.
CHILE: Environmental Opinions from the Poor
Ninety-seven percent of the low-income residents of the capital say the city's environmental quality is "mediocre" or "very poor", 77.7 percent believe "environmental problems are not important to the politicians", and 86.2 percent think the environment is neglected due to "lack of education".
LATIN AMERICA: Airports as Source of Solar Energy
A project for airports to generate solar energy is the upcoming initiative of the new Institute for the Development of Renewable Energy in Latin American (its Spanish acronym is IDEAL).
VENEZUELA: Tourists and Fishers on the Tail of the Orcas
The Venezuelan ecological society Vida Marina has called on tourists and fisherfolk to help track the killer whales coming from the North Atlantic Ocean and arriving in the South Caribbean Seas.
CUBA: A Windy Hand from India
A Cuban program for developing wind energy is among the beneficiaries of a broad cooperation agreement signed in Havana by India's minister of renewable energy, Vilas B. Muttemwar, and Cuba's Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment.
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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