Issue of November, 10, 2002
The Kyoto Protocol and Its Deserters
By Ranjit Devraj
he multilateral treaty for controlling climate change is looking increasingly weak in the wake of the latest global meeting on the issue, held in India. The appeal issued in the final declaration for more ratifications of the treaty was not enough to compensate for the profound disagreements between governments.
A Crusade in Favor of Whales and Elephants
By Alicia Sánchez
he Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) is an example of a successful environmental treaty, the Latin American director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), said in an exclusive conversation with Tierramérica.
Mesoamerica Fails in Environmental Education
By Néfer Muñoz
ore than 80 percent of the population does not know the meaning of the expression "sustainable development", according to a survey conducted in rural areas of Central America and southern Mexico. And only a minority understands the significance of problems like climate change or species extinction. More than 80 percent of the population does not know the meaning of the expression "sustainable development", according to a survey conducted in rural areas of Central America and southern Mexico. And only a minority understands the significance of problems like climate change or species extinction.
Cash for Farmers Who Destroy Their Coca Crops
By Abraham Lama
eru's government is paying 150 dollars per hectare of destroyed coca bush, the raw material used in producing cocaine. This economic incentive program has the financial backing of the U.S. government.
olcanoes are sleeping giants that can wake up at any time, renewing millennium-old fears among human populations. Eruptions are accompanied by telluric movement -- earthquakes -- and by the massive production of gases, lava, steam, rocks and ash.
BRAZIL: Lightning Alert
Around 100 people die each year in Brazil from lightning strikes, which also cause economic losses of 200 million dollars annually, reports the National Institute for Space Research.
VENEZUELA: Effects of Vanadium Studied
Scientists in Zulia state, in western Venezuela, are studying the effects on human health of vanadium, a mutagenic metal present in petroleum and in fossil fuel residues.
GUATEMALA: Inadequate Calories in Average Diet
The food situation in Guatemala is of grave concern because the average diet is 2,159 calories, falling short of the average 2,802 calories of most Latin American countries, warns MINUGUA, the United Nations mission to this country.
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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Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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