Issue of May, 17, 2010
A worker with sprigs of the amaranth plant.
Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPS
Can Amaranth Fix Mexico's Dual Dietary Disasters?
By Emilio Godoy - IPS/IFEJ
maranth has returned from oblivion, lauded for its nutritional power that can help modern-day Mexico confront two of its dietary ills: malnutrition and obesity.
ENERSA workers making photovoltaic cells.
Credit: Courtesy of Richard J. Komp
The Sun Lights Up the Night in Haiti
By Peter Costantini
hotovoltaic panels are gradually appearing in Haiti, alongside streetlights, in a demonstration of what the Sun can do in a country with severe energy problems.
ARGENTINA: A Seal for Timber Certification
As of this month, Argentina has its own forestry certification seal that ensures the sustainable management of its forests - native or planted - and proper handling of the tree from harvest to the final product.
MEXICO: Criticism for Website on Air Quality
The launch of a webpage (http://proyectos.aequum.org/proaire/) to collect citizen proposal to improve air quality in the Mexico City metropolitan area has left some environmentalists doubtful.
HONDURAS: Environmental Law Reform Begins
Honduran ecologists, archeologists and architects are debating in Parliament the reforms to the General Law on Environment, dating back to 1993, in order to adapt it to the new realities of climate change, deforestation and housing construction.
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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Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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