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By María Isabel García

Crucial Colombian Reservoir a Guerrilla Bastion
Politicians are demanding the recovery of control over the strategic Sumapaz Basin, which they say is used by the insurgent FARC to traffic people, arms and drugs.

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'We don't need scientific certainty in order to take action'
The consequences of failing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on curbing climate change could be very serious, Mario Molina, Nobel laureate in chemistry, says in a dialogue with Tierramérica.

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By Marcela Valente

Saving Patagonia's Wild Cattle
Some 80 head of cattle, direct descendants of the livestock brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus, have been removed from the glacier-covered mountains of southern Argentina. Experts aim to study their genetic makeup.

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Ozone-Depleting Gases
Although they are responsible for destroying the barrier that protects life on Earth from harmful solar rays, ozone-depleting gases continue to be used around the world, especially in developing countries

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Whale Hunting Season
Thirty-six dead whales is the result of Iceland's whale hunting season, which ended in the first week of October, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
With the renewal of the hunt after a 14-year moratorium, the European island nation dealt a blow to the efforts of whale conservationists -- and possibly to its own national economy.

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Greens want answers from Schwarzenegger... Cuba protects wetlands and birds... Brazilian Indians arrive in cyberspace... Guatemala fights 'pinabete' tree trafficking... Botanical info for all... Nicaragua promotes eco-ovens.
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