NWI Insights - Mexico and the US fight to stop tunnelling drug smugglers
Last week on World Watch, a presentation on NWI, there was a report that Mexican authorities were battling hard to stop drug smugglers supplying the extensive United States market. According to the report, the smugglers have started digging underground tunnels to get across the border rather than risking the heightened security checkpoints overland.
The tunnel discovered in Baja California was reinforced with concrete highlighting that substantial monetary and resource investments were behind the new tactics. In the past decade over 20 tunnels have been found. Mexican and US authorities are attempting to crack down on any further tunnelling but with the vast border it is a difficult task.
NWI Insights - Successful sustainable development project in the Brazilian rainforest
The second story on World Watch focused on a pilot project in the Amazon rainforest which has aimed at creating products from the rainforest without damaging the environment. The end products of the project were recently on display in Rio de Janeiro and many used rubber trees as their raw material. The report explained that such materials could be tapped from the rainforest but the environment could not be destroyed in anyway.
The project was a joint initiative between government, business and the native people of the region. Over 70 communities were involved with over 200 products being created and many of these leather-like products are now being marketed for sale.
NWI Insights - Further tourism into outer space
The Virginian company, Space Adventures, that began brokering trips into space is once again offering the trip of a lifetime to those who can afford it and who are fit enough to go. They are providing four tourists with the chance to visit the international space station on a trip which lasts 8 - 10 days and that costs $20 million per person. Dennis Tito, the first space tourist advocated that space tourism is a great new industry. So far there have been around 12 applicants. All have to meet rigorous medical exams and the next trip is scheduled for 2005
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