Issue of June, 01, 2009
Harvesting cacao in Remolino.
Credit: Courtesy of Rodrigo Velaidez/Chocaguán
The Farmers Who Abandoned Coca for Cocoa
By Constanza Vieira - IPS/IFEJ
midst the violence of civil war and the illegal coca trade, a handful of Colombian farmers have embraced chocolate production in the Amazon forest.
James Lovelock to celebrate 90th birthday.
Credit: Courtesy of Sandy Lovelock
"I Hope We Are Civilized When Climate Disaster Hits"
By Stephen Leahy
It's like the pre-World War II calm," says British scientist James Lovelock in describing the human situation and lack of action to adapt to global climate change.
VENEZUELA: Orinoco Delta Now a Biosphere Reserve
The Orinoco Delta, Venezuela's youngest geological area at just one million years old, has been added to the network of 544 biosphere reserves of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
CHILE: No to a Gas Tax Cut
Environmental groups in Chile oppose President Michelle Bachelet's decision to lower the maximum tax on gasoline until April 2010.
HONDURAS: Oil Exploration Threatens Marine Resources
The oil exploration effort that the Honduran government plans for parts of the Caribbean coast endangers the marine areas of the Mesoamerican biological corridor, warned the Environmental Prosecutor's Office.
CUBA: Invasive Plants Gain Ground
Cuban scientists have warned that this Caribbean island nation lacks an updated inventory of invasive plant species and sufficient information about the real damage they cause the ecosystems.
BRAZIL: University Students Take On E-Waste
The University of São Paulo has opened Brazil's first government-run center for recycling electronic waste.
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
Sign up for Tierramerica's free weekly newsletter!
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
In this section, Tierramérica shares letters from our readers. If you'd like to send us your comments, please write to:
Inter Press Service
The world's leading provider of information on global issues
THE WORLD BANK
Spanish Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean
In This Issue
Indicators for the Climate Crisis
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
Copyright © 2013 Tierramérica. All Rights reserved