Issue of August, 01, 2011
The water quality of the Guaíba River, which runs through Porto Alegre, is classified as poor.
Credit: Clarinha Glock/IPS
Investments Are Not Improving Water Quality in Brazil
By Fabiana Frayssinet *
ivers near Brazil’s most populated cities have poor or very poor water quality, according to a government report, although 71 percent of the country’s water resources are in good condition.
Volunteers campaigning in Reykjavik.
Credit: Lowana Veal/IPS
New Push to Get Whales Off the Table
By Lowana Veal *
campaign directed at tourists visiting Iceland aims to show them that, contrary to what they are led to believe by some restaurants, whale meat is not a traditional dish enjoyed by most Icelanders.
VENEZUELA: Trade Unionists Denounce Smelter Pollution
Workers at the state-owned Venalum aluminum smelter in the northeastern Venezuelan city of Guayana report that because of a lack of repairs to the plant’s treatment facilities, toxic gases like toluene and benzene are being directly released into the atmosphere.
BRAZIL: Organic Produce Consumption on the Rise
The consumption of organic produce is growing by between 20 and 30 percent a year in Brazil, according to the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA).
HONDURAS: Timber Industry Calls for Government Transparency
The Timber Association of Honduras has demanded more transparency from the government in its measures to protect the forests and the activities and expenditures carried out by the Armed Forces through the so-called green battalions.
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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