Issue of February, 13, 2012
Scientific observation tower in Boa Vista, capital of the Brazilian state of Roraima, which borders with Venezuela.
Credit: Courtesy of Mario Bentes
Two-Decade Research Decodes Dialogue Between Amazon Rainforest and Water
By Alice Marcondes *
he Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia arose from the need to understand and explain the rainforest by integrating different scientific fields.
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) during their winter migration over Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, U.S.
Scientists Find Link Between La Niña and the Flu
By Emilio Godoy *
esearchers suggest studying links between weather variations, migratory patterns of birds, and flu epidemics.
ARGENTINA: Quality Standards for Waste Oil Biodiesel
Argentina’s National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) has developed standards that will enable the certification of small plants that produce biodiesel from used cooking oil.
HONDURAS: Increased Protection of Coral Reefs
Environmental organizations and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Honduras have launched a program to conserve the coral reefs off the country’s Caribbean coast, considered the most beautiful in the world after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
BRAZIL: 64 Million Used Tires Removed From the Environment
During 2011 some 320,000 tons of used and scrap tires, corresponding to 64 million tires from tourism vehicles, were taken out of circulation through environmentally correct treatment by Brazilian industry.
MEXICO: NGOs Demand Respect for the Right to a Healthy Environment
The public but autonomous National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) of Mexico should take action to defend the right to a healthy environment, say two non-governmental organizations.
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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