April 2019

U.S.–Mexico

Calmly, Mexico, U.S. discuss cross-border aquifers

In the cross-border sister cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, debate over immigration, drugs and U.S. border-wall expansion have grabbed ever-larger headlines ......

Chile

More electric buses on the road in Santiago, Chile

Dozens of new red and white buses parked abreast gleam under the sun in the Peñalolén section of Santiago. The site is a terminal of ......

Panama

Pushback in Panama against island oil terminal

In a surprise move, Panamanian authorities have reversed the approval of a lease for a US$335 million oil terminal on Boná Island, a largely pristine, ......

Amazonia (Free Read)

Drought alters forest composition, carbon capture

The Amazon, the world’s biggest tropical rainforest, is also a crucial carbon sink, soaking up vast quantities of carbon dioxide that would otherwise accumulate in ......

Brazil

Brazil’s new government takes aim at sea trash

Since Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took office on Jan. 1, green advocates have looked on with dread as his right-wing administration has begun to act ......

Around the Region

Monitors report leatherback nesting numbers way down

For as long as those who live near Nicaragua’s Playa Chacocente can remember, leatherback sea turtles have landed on the Pacific beach each year from ......

Centerpiece

Wildlife loss on roads spurs safety efforts

Think about threats to animal biodiversity, and problems such as poaching, land-use conversion and climate change come to mind. But Brazilian researcher Alex Bager has ......

Q&A

Expert sizes up potential for electric-powered transport in region

Gianni López of Chile has spent his entire career working at the intersection of transportation and the environment. In the 1990s, he served in a ......