Issue of February, 24, 2001
Cultivating Peace Crops in Colombia
By María Isabel García
ome 50,000 people displaced by the decades of armed conflict in Colombia have been able to return to their lands. A group of women from the village of Villahermosa has added a new dynamic to the process of rebuilding the community.
Prince Charles: A Prophet Ignored
By Samantha Sen
he Prince of Wales has been a step ahead of the rest in Great Britain. In the 1970s he was already trying to call attention to the problem of climate change and to promote sustainable agriculture.
World Nature Games Postponed
By Mario Osava
he second-ever World Nature Games (WNG), a combination of sport, environmental education and sustainable development, scheduled to take place every four years in a tourist area of southern Brazil, have been put off until 2002.
hen we try to conceptualize ''the greenhouse effect'' we can think about it like this: a layer of gases that envelopes the Earth's atmosphere and traps the energy emitted by the planet. It is a natural phenomenon, but a new reality has become evident over the last few decades - the greenhouse effect has gone beyond its normal parameters because of human activity.
ARGENTINA: Dangerous Intruders
Some 350 exotic species introduced into Argentina's ecosystems at different times are causing serious changes to the environment, warns the local affiliate of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
MEXICO: Butterflies Poisoned
For decades, the monarch butterfly has been faced with the progressive destruction of the forests in Mexico that serve as its wintering and mating grounds, but now it confronts a fatal threat: loggers have begun spraying pesticides.
CUBA: Birds Benefit Rice Paddies
Herons, ducks and 'yaguasas,' among other aquatic birds, are aiding - not damaging - the rice paddies where they seek food, concluded Cuban researchers, who promote the protection and conservation of these species.
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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