Issue of January, 10, 2005
El río San Francisco, también conocido como "Viejo Chico", baña cinco estados del país
River of National Integration Is Dividing Brazil
By Mario Osava
he Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva government in Brazil decided this year to divert water from the Sao Francisco River to the country's northeast. A broad range of groups oppose the project, saying it will benefit only large landowners and the business sector.
Farming in Harmony with the Cosmos
By Francesca Colombo
ith no chemical fertilizers and commanded by the stars above, biodynamic crops are flourishing in Italy. Some 400 small companies are dedicated to this type of farming, with annual revenues of 27 million dollars.
The Asian Tsunami
fter the tsunami that caused over 150,000 deaths in Asia, making it one of the largest natural disasters in modern history, world leaders will discuss the establishment of a tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean at a conference in Japan from Jan. 18 to 22.
MEXICO: Whales in Danger
Dozens of female gray whales that are pregnant, many of which are ready to give birth, began to arrive this month in the Sea of Cortez, off the Mexican state of Baja California, in keeping with a natural cycle that could come to an end if tourism development plans continue, say environmentalists.
COLOMBIA: Reforestation Means Jobs for Peasants
The Regional Corporation of Quindío in Colombia carried out activities aimed at re-establishing ecosystems and forests, generating employment for at least 90 families, as part of the 2004-2006 Action Plan.
PERU: Demands for Guarantees from Mining Companies
The concession-holders of mining contracts in Peru will have to put forth financial guarantees -- titles, shares or cash -- to pay for potential environmental damage from their operations if a bill presented by Congressman Jaime Velásquez is passed.
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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In This Issue
Indicators for the Climate Crisis
EcoMobility is Gaining Ground, Step by Step
Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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