Issue of June, 11, 2012
Moi Enomenga, just before boarding a bus in Quito, Ecuador, the starting point for the caravan to Rio de Janeiro.
Credit: Courtesy of Moi Enomenga
Indigenous Message to Rio+20: Leave Everything Beneath Mother Earth
By Stephen Leahy
n indigenous caravan will bring to the Rio+20 conference the philosophy of “buen vivir” - “living well” in harmony with nature - as a solution to the world’s environmental and economic crises.
A photographer dives near a great hammerhead shark.
Credit: Jim Abernethy - Courtesy of the Pew Environment Group
Honduras Committed to Protecting its Marine Treasures
By Thelma Mejía
iven the abundance and variety of its corals, Honduras could serve as a gene bank for these species for the entire Mesoamerican region.
CHILE: Finalists Announced for Environmental “Anti-Prize”
The Chilean branch of international environmental watchdog Greenpeace is running its annual competition for the awarding of “anti-prizes” to the government authorities, politicians and businessmen who have been responsible for the worst environmental damages in the previous year.
BRAZIL: Thousands of Species of Fungus in the Atlantic Forest
A study by the Luiz de Queiroz Higher School of Agriculture at the University of São Paulo has identified almost 1,840 species of fungus in the soil of the Mata Atlântica, a tropical forest biome on the eastern coast of Brazil.
VENEZUELA: More Protection for Trees in Caracas Demanded
Local residents and environmentalists are angry that a dozen trees were cut down to clear the way for a new mausoleum on the north side of Caracas to house the remains of Venezuela’s independence leader and founding father, Simón Bolívar.
HONDURAS: Children Head Up Environmental Patrols
Girls and boys from ten schools in Tegucigalpa are collecting and recycling trash and using the proceeds to pay for their own school snacks, as well as taking part in patrols that educate the public and ensure that garbage is deposited in the proper place.
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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