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.
The 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) attempts to rank countries of the world based on their environmental credentials. How are Latin American nations judged to be doing, and is it a fair and accurate assessment?
Ecuador’s plans to extract Yasuní oil are still in place, but could there be trouble ahead for President Rafael Correa – and hope for Yasuní’s defenders – thanks to low oil prices?
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.
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.
Better late than never as Brazil finally looks to develop solar power on a larger scale, with near-perfect conditions and a… Read more Brazil belatedly joins the Solar race
New study shows that the majority of Amazonian deforestation in recent years has taken place in land owned by multinationals… Read more Large landowners and multinationals most to blame for Amazon destruction
Dozens of Colombian peasant farmers are bringing legal action against British oil giant BP, over claims that it caused significant… Read more Colombian farmers to sue BP over oil damage claims
Marina Silva’s late entry has lit up Brazil’s presidential election, but can the well-known environmentalist continue to take the fight… Read more Brazil Elections: Can Marina Silva still go for gold?
Six months after the founding of Glacier Republic, Greenpeace Chile are keeping up the pressure on the Chilean government to… Read more Chile: Glacier Republic pushes for 5-Star law to protect glaciers