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Enjoying the beach in Valparaíso, Chile.
Credit: Photo Stock

By Stephen Leahy

Ailments Surge as Ozone Hole Widens
The increase in skin cancer from sun exposure is alarming, scientists say. Residents of southern Chile and Argentina are advised to take extra care in protecting themselves from solar rays this spring season in the southern hemisphere.
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Genetically modified corn produced by Monsanto.
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By Diego Cevallos

Monsanto Stands Firm on GM Maize in Mexico
Although the Vicente Fox government closed the door on genetically modified maize, the multinational corporation Monsanto has no plans to leave Mexico, an executive at the firm told Tierramérica.

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Rodrigo Vivas

By Yadira Ferrer

The Rain Harvester
Tierramérica had a question-and-answer session with Colombian environmentalist Rodrigo Vivas, winner of the Sasakawa Prize for his contribution to the fight against desertification.

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In this section, Tierramérica shares letters from our readers. If you'd like to send us your comments, please write to: cartas@tierramerica.org.

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Eco-briefs
Brazil measures lightning's impacts... Planting a legume in Colombia to counter El Niño's consequences... Guatemalan soldiers to keep watch over Maya parks... Overexploitation in Argentina threatens the sábalo river fish...
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