May 2018

Colombia

Young Colombians win historic conservation ruling

Can a biome, such as the Amazon, possess its own legal rights? That was the question Colombia’s Supreme Court faced after 25 young people, aged 7 ......

Mexico

Mexican candidate pledges farm policy about-face

As soon as he stepped on stage before the crowd of small farmers at a recent campaign rally in the central state of Zacatecas, the ......

U.S.–Mexico

Drought puts new Colorado River accord to test

A changing climate is straining Colorado River water supplies relied on by an estimated 40 million people in Mexico and the United States. According to ......

Uruguay

Unusual puma sighting linked to climate change

The recent release of video showing a puma in the wild in Uruguay has surprised experts, who say they have never seen evidence of one ......

Brazil

Real-time monitoring of wildlife tested in Brazil

An Amazon research institute has begun testing a groundbreaking system that employs real-time acoustic and optical monitoring to alert authorities more quickly to biodiversity losses ......

Around the Region

Montevideo launches GM-labeling regulation

A new label has begun appearing on certain food packaging in Montevideo, Uruguay stores: a white “T” against a black background along with the words, ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Experts spotlight plight of Brazil’s Cerrado

At a time when the Brazilian Amazon has become the focus of worldwide concern about the dangers of tropical deforestation, the Cerrado, a vast, wooded ......

Q&A

Researcher says new approach needed for savanna conservation

Donald Sawyer is founder of the Institute for Society, Population and Nature (ISPN), a Brazilian nonprofit that studies the Cerrado savanna. A U.S. native, he ......