Issue of May, 12, 2008
Sustainable goat farming has been developed for Brazil's impoverished Northeast.
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Top-Rated Agro-Science Has Achilles Heel
By Mario Osava*
razil achieved excellence in agricultural technology as the result of a state network of research centers that played a key role in the country's farming boom.
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Food Price Inflation Threatens Children
By Daniela Estrada*
reast feeding, enriched foods and monitoring of children's growth are among the basic weapons for fighting a potential new wave of childhood malnutrition in Latin America, say experts.
CHILE: Citizens Halt Dams in Capital
The withdrawal of a project to build to hydroelectric dams on Chile's Maipo River, planned by the AES Gener company, is a "citizen triumph", according to the Maipo River Citizen Organization.
BRAZIL: Native Plants to Clean Up Contaminated Soil
Brazil could recuperate and decontaminate soil poisoned with mercury, lead, nickel and other metals that are dangerous to human health, using native plants. The technique is known as "phytoextraction" and was developed at the University of Sao Paulo.
HONDURAS: Funds to Preserve Environmental \"Lungs\"
Honduras is asking for 50 million dollars in international cooperation to preserve the Plátano River Biosphere Reserve and generate sustainable production projects for the local communities, according to official sources.
VENEZUELA: Ávila National Park Has New Friends
Biologists, anthropologists, environmentalists, palm gatherers and volunteers last week adopted the "Caracas Manifesto for the Warairarepano", the indigenous name for the Ávila National Park.
CUBA: Crocs in Danger
Experts are monitoring the potential effects of climate change on the reproductive process of the Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer Cuvier), concentrated in the Ciénaga de Zapata, a wetland in the south of the western province of Matanzas.
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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