Issue of September, 28, 2009
A coral reef on the Mexican coast.
Credit: Courtesy of the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas
Underwater Museum to Protect Mexico's Coral Reefs
By Verónica Díaz Favela - IPS/IFEJ
n the ocean depths off the coast of southeastern Mexico, galleries of human sculptures are to be installed as an artistic attraction with environmental ends.
Crocodiles from the Boca de Guama nursery in Cuba's Ciénaga de Zapata.
Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS
Cuba Encourages Tourism in Its Largest Marsh
By Patricia Grogg
ne of the most important wetlands of the Caribbean, Ciénaga de Zapata in Cuba, is throwing open the doors to tourists interested in nature.
BRAZIL: Pure and Cheap Biokerosene
Biokerosene developed by the Brazilian University of Campinas as a means to reduce polluting emissions from the aviation industry is notable for its purity and low cost, says one of the scientists involved in producing it.
URUGUAY: Anti-Tobacco Fight Needs More Time
The strict measures against smoking that Uruguay implemented in March 2006 "are very good, but don't take into account the health consequences of those who have been smoking for 30 or 40 years."
MEXICO: Pacific Coast Threatened by Hurricanes
Deficient urban and coastal planning are contributing to heightened risk from hurricanes along Mexico's western seaboard on the Gulf of California, warns an environmentalist.
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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