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.
Brazil’s water crisis has reached historic proportions, but arguably the worst could have been averted if only authorities had heeded the early warning signs; the parallels with our collective approach to climate change are striking.
The El Niño climate phenomenon is said to be approaching, with many Latin American countries already experiencing extremes of rainfall… Read more El Niño already making its mark on Latin America
Weeks of incessant rainfall have caused major rivers in Paraguay to burst their banks, with hundreds of thousands evacuated. But… Read more Paraguay floods offer flash of what could lie ahead