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Sostenibilidad amenazada por aumento demogr√°fico

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen* – TerraViva

R√ćO DE JANEIRO, 21 jun (TerraViva) Se calcula que la poblaci√≥n mundial pasar√° de los actuales 7.000 millones de personas a 9.000 millones para mediados de este siglo, y esto no solo significa ciudades hacinadas, sino tambi√©n una mayor demanda de alimentos, agua, energ√≠a y vivienda. Continue Reading

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Agroecology Proves Cheap and Efficient on Brazilian Farm

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Fabiana Frayssinet

SEROPEDICA, Brazil, Jun 21 (TerraViva) ‚Äď An agroecological farm outside of Rio de Janeiro is a testing ground for scientists and agronomists in Brazil, who have worked there for two decades to show that it is possible to produce a wide range of natural agricultural products in a cheap, efficient way that harms neither the environment nor human health.

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Get Ready for a World of Nine Billion

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (IPS) As the global population threatens to explode – from the current seven billion to over nine billion by mid-century – the sharp increase in humans not only means overcrowded cities but also increasing demands on food, water, energy and shelter, foreshadowing devastating implications for a sustainable future. Continue Reading

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Red protest against the green economy

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Members of unions and the Landless Movement (MST) dominated the parade of nations, covering with red the Avenida Rio Branco, in the center of Rio de Janeiro, with at least 50,000 people protesting against the green economy. Continue Reading

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The Path of Sustainability from Rio to Milan

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Sabina Zaccaro

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Imagine a space in which humanity can reconcile the often conflicting imperatives of population and a healthy natural environment. Continue Reading

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The Battle Is On for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) More than 300 lawmakers have signed the Rio+20 Legislators’ Protocol to keep an eye on politicians who make promises on sustainability commitments they never keep. Continue Reading

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Una cobaya agroecológica en Brasil

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabiana Frayssinet

SEROP√ČDICA, Brasil, 20 jun (TerraViva) Una hacienda agroecol√≥gica integrada funciona como centro de experimentaci√≥n para cient√≠ficos y t√©cnicos brasile√Īos, empe√Īados desde hace 20 a√Īos en demostrar que es posible obtener frutos de la tierra de forma barata, eficiente y sin perjudicar el ambiente ni la salud humana. Continue Reading

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Urban Farming for Greener Cities

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Imagine a green city, literally, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil presents itself as a perfect example. Fruit trees sandwiched between closely packed skyscrapers lining the city streets create a cool, natural and relaxing environment. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Putting Science to Work for Small Farmers

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Busani Bafana interviews FRANK RIJSBERMAN, CEO of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is putting science to work in boosting food production through a global research portfolio worth five billion dollars launched at the Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) earlier this week. Continue Reading

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Humanity’s Footprint Oversteps Earth’s Boundaries

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (Terra Viva) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon provided a frightening scenario of the not-too-distant future to over 100 world leaders present at the opening Wednesday of the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in Rio de Janeiro. Continue Reading

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