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Natural gas facility.
Credit: Photo Stock.
By José Luis Alcázar

Natural Gas Drilling Takes Toll in Bolivian Sierra
Environmentalists denounce threats to the Aguaragüe mountain region in Bolivia, the second leading South American country in natural gas reserves.

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A lake formed in the quarry of the former El Cobre mine.
Credit: René Camacho.
By Patricia Grogg

Centuries-Old Mine Struggles to Save Its Surroundings
Experts are working to rehabilitate the ecosystem damaged by a mine that operated in Cuba for nearly five centuries.

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Stevia growing in Paraguay.
credit: Telnet.
By Alejandro Sciscioli

The Rich Herb of the Guaraní
Small farmers in Paraguay make the most of a sweet herb used by the Tupí Guaraní indigenous community. They hope to plant 5,000 hectares of this naturally powerful sweetener in 2007.

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Taking the planet's pulse from Mexico... Alarm sounded for uranium accident in Patagonia... Pollution persists in Guatemala's Atitlán Lake... Agroforestry management agreement for the Amazon...

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