Bolivia’s second largest lake has almost completely evaporated, leaving local fishermen and communities to count the cost of climate change and poor water management in a particularly vulnerable part of the world.
Experts believe that the current El Niño event – already among the strongest ever recorded – will reach its peak soon. But authorities across the region are confident they are as prepared as ever for the consequences.
Governments and multilateral organisations are discussing how to make the most of Latin America’s rich natural resources, in a way that avoids the risk of socio-environmental conflicts and encourages social and economic development.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala announces major funding for decontamination plants around the world-famous Lake Titicaca, but climate change poses a greater threat than pollution to the lake and its surroundings.
Bolivia is now home to the world’s largest urban cable car system, connecting two of the world’s highest major cities,… Read more Cable cars reach new heights in Bolivia’s capital
Latin American presidents address international leaders at UN summit, calling for united and equal global action to combat climate change… Read more Latin America’s presidents speak out on climate change at UN
Latin America and the Caribbean makes impressive progress in efforts to bring down hunger, according to new FAO report, with… Read more UN State of Food Insecurity report 2014 – Latin America’s progress
Environmental and indigenous rights NGO Amazon Watch launch new campaign calling for oil reserves in the Amazon rainforest to be… Read more Amazon Watch launch ‘Keep the oil in the ground’ campaign as world gears up for major climate change march
Bolivia has big plans for expanding its energy matrix, with wind and nuclear power to the fore. On the latter… Read more Bolivia: Morales underlines ambitious energy plan, and dares foreign powers to stop it developing nuclear energy