Issue of December, 13, 2010
"Paradise also needs maintenance," states a sign outside a Cancún hotel. As the sand erodes away, beaches are shrinking.
Credit: Diana Cariboni/IPS
Climate Summit Ends Without Solving Emissions Puzzle
By Diana Cariboni - Tierramérica
espite scientific evidence and continued weather disasters across the globe, climate change continues to be relegated to second tier among national and international priorities.
Cuzco potato-growing communities note changing temperatures in the higher elevations.
Credit: Milagros Salazar/IPS
As Andean Glaciers Recede, Region Steps Forward to Adapt
By Emilio Godoy
he Andean glaciers are suffering the effects of global warming, with far-reaching effects on water supplies, biodiversity and livelihoods.
BRAZIL: Forests Improve Coffee Crops
Cultivating coffee near intact forests increases yields by up to 20 percent, according to a study by the Brazilian agricultural research agency EMBRAPA, whose aim was to evaluate the capital accumulated in services provided by native vegetation.
HONDURAS: Biological Center to Reduce Agro-Toxins
The Honduran Agricultural Research Foundation will establish a center for the production of biological agents to protect crops, as a way to replace the use of agro-chemicals.
ARGENTINA: Natural Area Once Again Protected
The Senate in the northern Argentine province of Salta has approved a law to create a national reserve in a provincial protected area -- whose protection was removed in 2004.
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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