Issue of May, 19, 2003
'The clone would be uglier, sicker and dimmer'
By Francesca Colombo
uman cloning would serve no purpose; all it would do is create imperfect beings, Carlos Alberto Redi, the Italian scientist who created the first mouse clone, says in an interview with Tierramérica.
Brazil Aims for Most Tender Beef
By Mario Osava
n 18 months, Brazilian scientists expect to have figured out the genetic puzzle that will allow their country to raise cattle that are more resistant to disease and produce better beef.
WHAT DOES THE RIGHT TO HEALTH MEAN?
By Gro Harlem Brundtland
hat does the right to health mean in a world where so many people live in desperate situations? asks Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of the World Heath Organisation.
Environmental Legislation and Law
he need to protect the environment produced the emergence worldwide of an environmental legal framework in the form of laws, agreements, regulations, decrees and treaties, of national or international scope, requiring a high level of expertise among environmental lawyers.
MEXICO: Culture in Benefit of Environment
With a full schedule of films, exhibitions of paintings and caricatures, Mexico is gearing up to celebrate World Environment Day, Jun. 5.
COLOMBIA: Youth Committed to Nature
Some 400 young people from Colombia's Caribbean coast have made a pledge to work for the benefit of the environment and to prevent the irreparable harm that human activities often cause in nature.
SOUTH AMERICA: Humboldt Current Alleviates Global Warming - Study
The cold Humboldt current, which flows parallel to the South American Pacific coast from the south to the northern Peruvian coast, contributes to mitigating global warming, says a new study by Peru's Institute of the Sea (IMARPE).
HONDURAS: Controlling Sugarmill Fires
An agreement aimed at regulating operations of sugarmills in Honduras in order to prevent pollution entered into force this month.
CENTRAL AMERICA: US Proposes Fining Polluters
The United States has suggested that five Central American countries should include in the provisions of the free trade agreement under negotiation economic penalties for companies that pollute.
PANAMA:: Opposition to Environmental Bill
The environmental protection bill that for the fourth consecutive year is attempting to make it through the Panamanian parliament has watered-down penalties for violators so much that it is meaningless, say environmental groups.
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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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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