October 2019

Brazil

Mysterious oil spill sending crude ashore in Brazil

The mystery began in September: crude oil started washing up onto stretches of the Brazil’s northeastern coast. Though no accident had been reported, the oil kept ......

Italy (Free Read)

Bishops call for halt to Amazon region devastation

Catholic bishops meeting at the Vatican this month called for an “ecological conversion” to combat the violence being done to the environment and the people ......

Region

Climate study has grim water forecast for region

Across Latin America and the Caribbean, climate-change impacts on ice fields, rivers and coastal waters are painfully apparent. They range from this year’s calving of ......

Mexico

Quintana Roo is boosting regional reef restoration

In his successful run for Governor of Mexico’s state of Quintana Roo in 2016, Carlos Joaquín González promised that for every vote he received, a ......

Mexico

Guadalupe fur-seal strandings linked to warming

A substantial number of dead or stressed marine mammals have been reported along the Pacific coasts of Mexico and the United States this year, with ......

Around the Region

Talk of renewed totoaba fishing spurs vaquita porpoise worries

Mexico’s top fishing official says the country hopes to lift the commercial fishing ban on totoaba, this even though experts fear the move could ensure ......

Centerpiece

Wild vicuñas become asset in Puna region

More than 90 people tramp abreast down a mountainside in Jujuy, an Andean province in northwest Argentina. Below them, dozens of vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna), wild ......

Q&A

Leff pins his climate hopes on ‘socio-environmental’ movements

Enrique Leff, a 73-year-old Mexican-born economist is considered one of Latin America’s pioneering environmental thinkers. He received a chemical-engineering degree in 1968 from the National ......