A mass of plastic pollution in the seas around the Caribbean coast of Honduras has helped to highlight the serious problem of plastic waste in previously pristine areas.
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.
Central America has much to gain from a renewables revolution, not least because of its exposure to the damaging effects of climate change, and is finally starting to take advantage.
Costa Rica continues to attract praise at international climate summits, as it banks on the recovery of its forests, which make up 52% of its territory, in order to meet its emissions reduction goal.
Torrential downpours linked to tropical storms unleash deadly floods and landslides across Central America, which just a couple of months… Read more Central America floods kill dozens as region sees sharp reversal of summer drought
Climate change and higher oil prices are forcing Central American countries to turn to renewable sources to meet growing energy… Read more Forced to act by climate change and higher oil prices, Central America turns to renewables
Guatemala has declared a state of emergency due to the ongoing drought, which has caused food shortages and left hundreds… Read more Guatemala at the heart of Central American drought and food crisis
Global Peace Index 2014 survey reveals continued high scores for Uruguay, Chile, and Costa Rica; improvements for Argentina, Bolivia, and… Read more Global Peace Index 2014 – the state of peace and conflict in Latin America
Effective measures to prevent global warming and its consequences will require a change in worldview, say indigenous groups from one… Read more Central America’s indigenous peoples sound warning over climate change