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UN Launches Biodiversity Platform for Science and Policy by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Representatives from 90 governments have approved the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) to provide a common platform for science, government, and the private sector to exchange research on the economic value of ecosystem services. It will be housed in the former German capital of Bonn, which hosts such treaties as the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Convention on Migratory Species, won the bid to host the secretariat of the new independent body at a meeting held in Panama City.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 98 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Health: Abbott Laboratories and Brazil Reach Agreement on Cost of AIDS Drug. Forests: Uruguay Attracts Expanding Chilean Forestry Companies; Small Communities Key To Preserving World's Remaining Forests, Report Says; Guyana Considering Modern Sawmill Proposal. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Brazil Fishermen Caught Killing Dolphins. Protected Areas: Oil Plan Casts Shadow on Bolivia Park. Science & Technology: Colombia: New Center of Excellence in Genomics. Pollution: Mercury Threat from Mining Seen In Guyana; Argentine Ombudsman Joins Oilfield Lawsuit. Climate Change: Guyana Gets Climate Change Grant; Lake Disappearance in Chile Linked to Global Warming Guyana: Climate Change Affecting Sea Turtle Nesting Habits. Energy: Chile: Matte Creates Fund for Renewable Energy; Brazil to Revive Nuclear Project; Chile Focuses on Long-Term Energy Strategy; Colombia: President Inaugurates First Biodiesel Plant; Issues 20 Percent Blending Mandate; Brazil Gives Preliminary OK to Amazon Dams Criticized by Environmentalists; Ecuador: Biofuel Efforts Attract Organized Opposition; Brazil to Certify Sustainable Production of Ethanol; Brazil To Ban Sugarcane Crops In The Amazon. General: Green Safeguards Bolstered in Three Trade Deals; Nazca Lines Affected by ‘Informal’ Gold Mining; Colombia, Ecuador launch Regional Fundacion Natura. Update on Avian Influenza: SOUTHCOM Preparedness Workshop for Central and South America
MetaFore Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
For businesspeople focused on evaluating, selecting and manufacturing environmentally preferable wood and paper products, Metafore is a source of tools, information and innovative thinking. August 24, 2008, Issue 221
UN-REDD Programme Approves Critical Funding for REDD+ in Ecuador by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Japan and the European Commission join Norway in collectively pledging US $57 million in new funding for the REDD+ Programme.
Second Debt-for-Nature Deal to Save Forests in Indonesia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
The United States and Indonesia signed a debt-for-nature swap agreement under the U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA) of 1998 that will reduce Indonesia’s debt payments to the U.S. Government over the next eight years by nearly $28.5 million.
SOUTH AMERICA ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY, AND HEALTH NEWSLETTER by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Edition # 117
USAID: Debt for Nature Agreement to Conserve Costa Rica's Forests by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - An agreement to reduce Costa Rica's debt by nearly $26 million over the next 16 years was reached by the governments of the United States and Costa Rica, the Central Bank of Costa Rica as well as U.S.-based Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy. In return, the Central Bank of Costa Rica has committed to pay these funds to support grants to non-governmental organizations and other groups that protect and restore the country's tropical forests. ...
Celebrating National Women’s History Month: Mother and Daughter Team Up for Development by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
March is National Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on the countless women who are making a difference in the world.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, December 3, 2006 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Xerox turns to re-usable printer paper; SC Johnson joins European Charter in support of sustainability; Nike Ends Orders from Pakistani Company; UN meeting tackles toxic waste; UN meeting tackles toxic waste; Forest fragmentation hurts Amazon biodiversity; Biofuel markets hinge on biomass progress; Seattle’s recycling policy plays hardball with city’s refuseniks; Bioplastics Demand experiencing boom in Europe; Tax on packaging proposal slammed by industry body; European Eco-label awarded to UPM; Williams-Sonoma Achieves Significant Environmental Goal
July 2009 edition of the East and Southern Africa Katoomba Group e-newsletter by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
News and events relating to markets and payments for ecosystem services (PES) in the East and Southern Africa region
Can the tree whisperer save our forests? by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 01, 2013 06:26 PM
Driven by a warming climate and human intervention, hordes of tiny beetles have devastated North America's great forests over the past 20 years. In this edited excerpt from his new book, Calgary author Andrew Nikiforuk examines how one quirky homemade invention provided some insight into ways of controlling a seemingly unstoppable beetle outbreak
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 78 by Stoner, Larissa A(Brasilia) — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Agriculture: Brazil Will Share Expertise in Agriculture with Africa; Health: Study on Infants in Peru Sparks Ethics Inquiry; AIDS Treatment Advances in Brazil; Argentina, Paraguay Sign Health Cooperation Agreement; Argentina Launches Latin America’s First Biosecurity Lab; Water Issues:Brazil Adopts Freshwater Ecoregions in First National Freshwater Management Plan Wildlife; Albatross Colony Observed In Southern Chile; Peru, Brazil Join Forces Against Biopiracy in the Amazon; Fishing & Marine Conservation: First U.S. Marine National Monument Established in Hawaii; Venezuela: Seeking Adoptive Parents for Turtles; Protected Areas:Guyana: Kaieteur National Park Faces Funding Hurdles; Ecuador Increases Monitoring of Yasuni National Park; Parks and People, Not Parks vs. People; Science & Technology: US$3 Billion Bid To Boost Biotech in Brazil; Chile, Argentina, Caribbean Lead in Access to New Technologies; South American Countries Agree on S&T Cooperation; Pollution & Industrialization: Court Rules Pulp Mills Construction Can Continue; Judicial Ruling Requires Clean-Up of Argentina's Matanza-Riachuelo Basin; Chile: Paper Mill Fined; Codelco Spill Contaminates 17km of Marshland Near Santiago; Energy:Chile Announces “Energy Autonomy” in Next Two Years; General: IBD Releases US$ 1.9 Million For The Amazon; Leaky Pipes, Stingy Aid Slow Peru Gas Project; Chile: Environmentalist Sells 4,000 Argentine Hectares to Business Group; Brazil: Environmentalists Threatened
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 102 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Agriculture: Paraguay: The Dark Side of the Soy Boom; ‘Roundtable on Responsible Soy’ Members Meet in Mato Grosso, Brazil; Health: Colombia: Malaria Winning the Battle in Chocó; Peru: Malaria Moves In Behind the Loggers; New Web Portal Connects Tropical Disease Research; Forests: International Tropical Timber Council Commits US$4 Million for Tropical Forest Law Enforcement; Wildlife: Brazil: Scientist Claims to Find New Pig Species; Science & Technology: Chile: Pressure from Researchers May Lead to Increase in Budget; Infrastructure Development: Plans for Highway Linking Chile, Brazil and Landlocked Bolivia; Brazil-Bolivia: Challenge Blocks Amazon Dams; South American Gas Pipeline Will Connect Caribbean with Pacific Ocean; Revolt in the Andes: A Vote of Sorts against Big Mines; Pollution: Life in Peru's Most Polluted Town; Chile: Authorities Outraged Over New Leak at Los Pelambres Mine; Energy: Brazil: Greenpeace Pledges Legal Action to Block Construction of Nuclear Plant; Colombia, Uruguay: Study Names Top Would-Be Biodiesel Producers; Q&A With Corporate Social Responsibility Expert on Chile’s Proposed Aysen Dams; Climate Change: The Carbon Calculus; Brazil Considers Targets For Amazon Deforestation Reduction; General Brazil: Amazon Fire Wars Exacerbate Climate Change; Environment-Latin America: Same Old Problems, Says UNEP Report
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 100 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Agriculture: Scientists Are Making Brazil’s Savannah Bloom; U.S., Brazil and Argentina Form International Soybean Growers Alliance. Health: Dengue Fever Surges in Latin America. Water Issues: Chile: Defending Water against Mining Company. Forests: Brazilian NGOs Propose Plan to Zero out Deforestation; EU and UNDP Finance Sustainable Development Project in Guyana Shields; Forests Produce More Intact than Cleared for Farming, Says Study; Brazil’s Atlantic Forest Receives International Support; Paraguay Declares Fire Emergency. Wildlife: Southern Cone Countries Sign MOU to Preserve Migratory Birds; Venezuela: Aquatic Species Discovered; Venezuela: A Plan to Save the Amphibians; Brazil: Renowned Primatologist Faces 15 Years in Jail. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Chile: Giant Squid Invasion Threatens Hake; Brazil: Video of Dolphin Haul Hastens Gillnet Rules; Ecuador: Shark Measure Costs Correa Green Support; Salmon Farms Also Harming Chilean Lakes, WWF Warns. Protected Areas: Indigenous Group in Guyana Declares Amazon Homeland a Conservation Area; Colombia's Newest Park Protects Rare Wildlife, Indigenous Peoples. Science & Technology: Venezuela: Ministry of S&T US$ 4.3 million for Small Businesses; Colombia Discards Plan to Create Ministry of Science; Uruguay: New Entity and More Funds for Science. Climate Change: Sao Paulo holds Kyoto Protocol “Carbon Market” Auction; Climate Change Reaches Andes and Amazon; Andean Community at Climate Forum. Energy: Chile: CORFO Approves Financing for 53 New Renewable Energy Initiatives; Biofuel Helping to Power Argentine Fishing Vessel. General: Amazon at Risk from Development Plans; Peruvians Don’t Understand the use of Biodiversity, says Study; Scores Ill in Peru 'Meteor Crash'; Brazil Petrobras to Push Production Deeper Into Amazon.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 97 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Argentina to Harvest 100 Million tons of Grains in 2008, Social Problems Follow Forests: Guyana Timber Company Harvesting Legally Outside Its Concession; Rapid Deforestation Poses Warming Threat; Rainforest Politics Strides onto the Boardwalk; Civil Resistance Aimed at Saving Colombian Jungle Wildlife; Leading Amazon Biologist Imprisoned In Brazil Fishing & Marine Conservation: South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization; Fishing Venture in Ecuador Wins UN Prize; Aquaculture Company to Phase Out Chile Lake Farms Protected Areas: Galapagos Put on UN Danger List Science & Technology: Scientific Cooperation between Peru and Paraguay; US$ 19 Million for Innovation Projects in Chile Pollution & Waste Management: Air Pollution in Lima Worsening; Argentina: Pulp Mill Waste Used for Roads; Brazil: Floating House Made of Garbage; Complaints in Argentina about Fuel-Oil Use Climate Change: Clean Development Inequities, a Perspective from Guyana; Climate Change a Concern for Andean Presidents Energy: Chile: Biofuel Plant Proposed for Desert Cultivation; Work to Resume On Brazil Reactor; Developing Nations Embrace Renewable Energy; Japanese Biofuel Project in Brazil Creates 50,000 Direct Jobs; Chile Launches Energy-Efficiency Campaign General: Congressmen Seek Pascua Lama Review Because Of Glacier Damage; Brazil: Industrialists Ask for Reform of Environmental Laws; Lake Disappears Suddenly In Chile; Argentina: US$ 6.6 Million for Sustainable Development; Update on Avian Influenza; Chilean TV Documentary Highlights U.S. AI Preparedness, International Cooperation
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 83 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Agriculture: Uruguay: A Push for Biotech; Brazil: Cultivating 'Clean' Tomatoes; Chile: Keep Chiloé Free of Transgenics, Say Activists; IDB Signs Historic Pact with Guyana; Family Farms in Latin America: Durable but Fragile; Health: Venezuela: Veto Continues Against DDT to Fight Malaria; Brazil: Hair Stylists Most Exposed to Cancer-Causing Agents; Health Ministers Approve Rubella Elimination, Increased Vaccination Coverage; Forests: Brazil Seeks Deforestation Plan Support; Brazil Tells Foreigners Amazon "Not For Sale"; Chile: Santiago Loses Thousands of Native Trees; Colombia Forest Controversy Simmers On; Fishing & Marine Conservation: Some Cause for Hope in Sea-Turtle Battle; Protected Areas: Protected Area in Brazil's Amazon Rain Forest Has Nearly Doubled; Chile: 'No' to Road through Pumalín Park; Science & Technology: Chile: S&T Budget to Increase by More Than 20%; Bacteria Could Double Chilean Copper Production; Pollution: Venezuela: New Alert on Toxic Sludge; Decades of Amazon Oil Pollution at Issue in Peru; Energy: Uruguay: Observatory for Renewable Energy Proposed; In Reversal, Chile to Weigh Nuclear Power; Bolivia's Challenge Blocks Dams in the Amazon; US$100 Million Fund for Clean Energy; Latin America: Nuclear Energy Reborn; General: Brazilian Indians Fight Back; UN Leading Bid To Help Four Colombian Tribes; Bolivia’s Wants Public Input in Green Policies;
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Edition #114
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 89 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Mercosur Helps Bolivia Combat FMD Outbreaks; Brazil Maps Out Agricultural Sprawl in the Amazon; Brazil: Unlocking a Bacterial Genome; Health: Dengue Alert Issued In South America; Water Issues: Pantanal in South America declared “Threatened Lake of the Year 2007”; Clean Water - Hold the Salt - in Brazil's Northeast; Judge Rejects Legal Challenges to Huge Brazilian Water Project; Forests: Guyana: Major Deficiencies Uncovered In Barama Forest Management; Chile: Native Forest Law to Be Replaced In Congress; Wildlife: Peru: Andes Field Trip Reveals New Species of Climbing Rodent; Dolphin/Whale Tourism and Conservation Conference February 27-28 in Lima; Bogotá Airport Expansion Causes Wetland Concerns; Wildlife Sanctuary in Chile Said To Remain Damaged By Mill; Protected Areas: Bogotá Plans Vast Park for Andean Slopes; Science & Technology: Latin America 'Ripe For Regional Collaboration'; Waste Management & Pollution: Venezuela: CFC Production Falls; Chile’s Best Surfing Waves to Be Trashed by Waste-Water Sludge, Claim Protesters; Brazil: Recycled Debris for Public Works; Argentina: Renewed Campaign against Garbage Burning; Authority Created to Lead Riachuelo Cleanup; Energy: Chile’s Biofuel Committee Announces Recommendations; Brazilian Company Signs Contract with Boeing, NASA to Develop Alternative Aircraft Fuel; IDB Fund Creates Clean Energy Markets Cluster; Comment Period Begins for Planned Chilean Dam; Madeira Dams Now Top Brazilian Hydro Priority; Biofuels Truck Makes Splash in Peru; General: Colombia, Ecuador Try to Close Rift Over Spraying; NGOs Support Amazon Invasion, Brazilian Daily Reports; Brazil: Government Officials Expect Rapid Approval of Environmental Bill; Peru: Informal Mining in Madre de Dios Circulates US$ 800 to 900 Million; Update on Avian Influenza; Latin American Preparedness for Avian & Pandemic Influenza; Peru and Regional Efforts; Barring Bird Flu in Brazil, Chicken Companies Eye Record Trade;
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 103 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Agriculture: Biodiesel, Feed Revive Brazil Soy Crush Investment; Brazil: Agriculture's New Frontier; Palm Spreads its Wings in Brazil, Plantings Rise. Health: U.S. Department of Defense Course Enhances Latin American Epidemiology. Water & Sanitation Issues: Brazil: Sanitation a Reality on Paper Only. Forests: Guyana's Extraordinary Offer to Britain; Argentina: Ban on Logging Approved; Brazil: Dutch Bank to Unveil Carbon Credits for Amazon. Farm Prices, Amazon Deforestation on Rise Wildlife: Latin American Botanists to Get Plant Database. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Chile's Flourishing Fish Farms Prompt Fears for Ecosystem; Chile Steps Up Whale Protection; Brazil: Fish Farm Concessions for Government Dams. Science & Technology: Brazil to Invest US$23.5 Billion in Technology; Argentina to Create New Science Ministry. Infrastructure Development: Brazil, Colombia and Peru Agree to Look for Oil in Peru's Amazon; Integration and Sustainable Development in the Tri-Border Region, South America; Argentina Mounts Strict Environmental Monitoring Of Uruguay Pulp Mill; Audit Says Peru’s Camisea Gas-Pipeline System Flawed; Proposed Road in Chile’s Patagonia Sparks Heated Debate; Protecting the Peruvian Amazon and its People from the Risks of Oil and Gas Development. Mining & Other Extractive Industries: Colombia: Quarries in Slums Seen as Health Risk; Peru: A (Toxic) River Runs Through It; Argentina Restarts One of Its Uranium Mines; UN Targeting Mercury Use among Small-Scale Miners. Energy: Chile in Search of Its Energy Treasure; In Chile, New Book Published to Bolster Anti-Dam Campaign. Climate Change: Latin America Draws Praise for Reducing Emissions of Ozone Depleting Chemicals; Ecuador Backs Indonesia Bid for Forest Compensation; City of Rio de Janeiro Prepares for Climate Change. General: Ecuador Creating Travel Card to Slow Galápagos Migration.
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