Issue of November, 07, 2005
Women washing clothes in a river in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos.
Big Commitment to Water
By Humberto Márquez
ew commitments for clean water are being adopted by Latin America's environment ministers. Some 100 million people in the region don't have access to sanitation services.
Model of the SeaOrbiter.
A New Nautilus
By Julio Godoy
he SeaOrbiter, a half-submerged mobile research lab of impressive futuristic design, will study marine pollution and marine life beginning in 2008. Tierramérica spoke with its creator, the French architect and oceanographer Jacques Rougerie.
BRAZIL: Amazonian Caviar - Banned Luxury
The jaraquí and the black piranha, two abundant types of fish in the Amazon, permit production of a caviar similar to that made from sturgeon eggs, according to an experiment by the National Research Institute of the Amazon, INPA.
GUATEMALA: To the Rescue of Laguna del Tigre
Authorities here launched a program to rescue Laguna del Tigre National Park, on the Maya Biosphere Reserve, affected by contamination, over-use and deforestation.
CHILE: Are They Glaciers or Not?
The Sustainable Chile program charged on Oct. 31 that the Canadian company Barrick Gold is manipulating scientific reports so that the government will allow the removal of glaciers on the Chile-Argentina border, where the firm aims to establish the million-dollar gold mining project Pascua Lama.
VENEZUELA: No Palms, Blame the Butterfly
The caterpillar of the Brassolis sophorae butterfly are destroying the fronds of palm trees in Caracas, especially in the Botanical Garden, the 70-acre lungs of the city center that had aimed to establish Latin America's leading palm tree collection, says director Mariflor Burguillos.
CUBA: : Wilma Left a Lot of Water
The rains brought by Hurricane Wilma alleviated the drought that had plagued Cuba, with evident benefit for the island's agricultural areas, according to farmers consulted by Tierramérica.
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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