December 2018

Peru (Free Read)

Interfaith initiative promoting rainforest protection

Saying they bring a “moral, ethical and spiritual dimension” to the defense of tropical forests, religious leaders from many faiths are joining with indigenous people ......

Trinidad & Tobago

Region’s scientists spotlight plight of whale shark

Dení Ramírez was born and raised in Mexico City, but she and other members of her family were avid scuba divers who often spent vacations ......

Mexico

AMLO’s first steps rapped as anti-environmental

If Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first moves in office are an indication, climate and ecosystems protection must lie a long way from the ......

Brazil

Rights panel presses Brazil on big dam’s impacts

Human rights and environmental advocates hope that a visit to the eastern Amazon last month by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will prompt ......

U.S.–Mexico

Experts see need for U.S.-Mexico aquifer accords

Mexico and the United States sorely need to engage in “water diplomacy” over transborder groundwater sources, says Irasema Coronado, former head of the trilateral environmental ......

Around the Region

Green advocates in Brazil pan pick for environment ministry

If one accepts that Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s governing agenda runs counter to environmental protection, then his choice for Environment Minister, Ricardo Salles, would seem ......

Centerpiece

Region’s vertebrate losses shock experts

It’s no secret that relentless resource consumption by humans has savaged world wildlife populations. Overfishing, untrammeled agricultural expansion, poorly planned urbanization, ecologically destructive mining and ......

Q&A (Free Read)

GreenFaith leader discusses new interfaith rainforest initiative

The Rev. Fletcher Harper, an Episcopalian priest, is director of GreenFaith, an international, interreligious group formed to address environmental issues from a faith perspective. GreenFaith ......