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.
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.
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
Guatemalan lawmakers throw out a law concerning the property rights of GM crops, after widespread protests against what many saw… Read more Activists prompt Guatemala U-turn on GM crops
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
Latest UN index reveals state of Human Development across the world, with progress slowing and many still suffering from multidimensional… Read more UN Human Development Index 2014 – Latin American perspectives
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
Guatemalan authorities are on alert for future food shortages as the effects of a widespread Coffee Rust epidemic and climate… Read more Coffee Rust and food shortages: Guatemala in the grip of the effects of Climate Change