Mexico, Canada and the US to generate 50% of their electricity from clean energy

The joint climate plan was announced at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa. 

Mexico City chokes on its congestion problem

Authorities are trying to reduce pollution in the capital but confused policy-making and rising car ownership are reducing the city to poisonous gridlock

There's a tarantula named after Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Kankuamo marquezi tarantula is found in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. 

Drought in Pilcomayo River is devastating

The Paraguayan government has declared the Pilcomayo river drought as the worst environmental emergency in 19 years. 

Peru's latest oil spill

Despite being sanctioned by Peruvian environmental authority (OEFA) Petro-Peru has allegedly pumped more crude and caused an oil spill in the Loreto region. 

Music for the Artic

Italian composer Luduvico Enaudi played an original piece in a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean to ask for its protection. 

The Latin American death tree

The Manchineel tree or beach apple is perhaps the most dangerous trees in the world and is now in danger of extinction. 

No smoking stoves are creating electricity

BioLite has developed a home stove that can replace cooking fires, give access to electricity and replace kerosene lamps. 

There is a new life for fishing nets

Sunglasses and skateboards are being produced with recycled fishing nets in Chile. 

10 conservation fads and its results in Latin America

Experts analyze how these fads played out in the region

Chilean 113 days of free solar energy

The country has so much solar energy it gave it away. 

Light pollution is something to worry about

New research shows 83% of the world lives under light-polluted skies, this can damage human's health.

Ecological corridor to help vulnerable Andean species

The initiative intends to stabilize  El Oro parakeets population and reverse their decline. 

Climate change will have great impact on Latin America,

Climate change will have a great impact on Latin America, a region with vast biodiversity and economies that are highly dependent on commodities

Colombia court revokes mining decree over areas the size of Minnesota

Colombia’s constitutional court revoked a government decree from 2012 that would allow mining in nine areas, together approximately the size of Minnesota.

Solar Voyager attempts the first solar powered crossing of the Atlantic

The autonomous boat was launched on June 1 and aims to complete a solar journey across the Atlantic.

CarbFix offers a hope to fight climate change

Researchers in Iceland are trapping CO2 by turning it into rock. 

We should increase tire's recycling

Latin American countries should worry about tire disposal as it poses environmental damage. 

Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reverse: successes and challenges

The reserve has generally succeeded in providing sustainable livelihoods but deforestation, oil developments and drug trafficking remain a huge problem.

Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reverse: successes and challenges

The reserve has generally succeeded in providing sustainable livelihoods but deforestation, oil developments and drug trafficking remain a huge problem.

Environmental study finds new bird species

Ornithologist Rafael Bessa was making his way through the woods he saw a Blue-eyed Ground-dove. Before that day, in 2015, the species had not been seen for 75 years.

Eco-crime is worth up to $258 billion dollars

Weak laws and poorly funded security forces enable criminal networks to profit from the plunder of Earth's resources. 

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