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By Anthony Stoppard

Out of Synch as Sustainable Development Summit Opens
The Global Forum of NGOs at the Rio+10 Summit is a Tower of Babel in which thousands of activists seek a common voice for their demands to fight poverty and preserve the environment. Diversity and contradictions are visible among the many organizations participating in the event.
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By Néfer Muñoz

Central America Wants End to War on Environment
One of the Earth's most fragile regions but with great biological wealth will ask at the Rio+10 Summit that humanity declare peace with nature, because if the current devastation continues "we are all going to lose."
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JOBURG NOTES
The biggest conference ever held in Africa... A meeting that produces 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide...Prehistoric remains near Summit site...A city far from water...Garbage output reveals Johannesburg contrasts.

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José Carlos Carvalho. Credit: Martín D'Avila
José Carlos Carvalho. Photo credit: Martín D'Avila
By Mario Osava

"Oil should pay for sanitation"
Brazil proposes in Johannesburg: a dollar per barrel of petroleum to create a global fund to provide sanitation services for the world's poor population. It will not finance promises that don't bring result, assures Brazil's environment minister.
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Panorama of Johannesburg. Source: Gauteng.net
Panorama of Johannesburg. Source: Gauteng.net

Keeping Tabs on Rio+10 Summit
The World Summit on Sustainable Development taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug 26-Sep 4, is the scenario of debates of planet-wide importance. And those who do not have the chance to attend in person can use the Internet to keep informed about the event.

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Ecobreves
Colombia's first wind-energy park... Mercosur municipalities lift their voice at Rio+10... Separating waste facilitates recycling in Buenos Aires... Plan to remove anti-personnel mines in Nicaragua... Noise pollution in El Salvador to be fined... Rational management of Honduras' Gulf of Fonseca sought.

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