November 2018

Brazil

Bolsonaro’s green plans criticized as anything but

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s rightwing president-elect, offers a variety of proposals to undergird his oft-repeated view of most environmental regulation as antithetical to economic development. Among ......

Panama

Study uses fish-shape analysis to pinpoint habitat

Sizing up wild-caught fish may yield more than bragging rights. A study of yellowtail snapper off the Caribbean coast of Honduras concludes that the measuring ......

U.S.–Mexico

Future clouded for border fund, advisory boards

U.S. and Mexican environmental advocates are increasingly worried by Trump administration policies affecting both sides of the border. Among other problems, they cite proposed budget ......

Argentina

Pushback on herbicide-spraying and GMO policies

Farmers in Bolivia and Argentina are pushing back against curbs on transgenic, chemical-intensive agriculture. Alarming farmers in Argentina is a recent court decision restricting where aerial ......

Uruguay

Uruguay’s orchards choose biological pest controls

Frogs, birds and bees are returning to southern Uruguay’s fruit orchards thanks to efforts by growers to replace chemical pesticides with organic pest-control techniques. The strategy ......

Around the Region

In Chihuahua, another forest protection advocate is killed

Human rights and environmental advocates are watching to see how Mexico’s new government will address violence and environmental degradation following last month’s murder of Julián ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Will oil cleanup come to Peru’s Block 192?

The oil refinery that once stood on the bank of the Tigre River is long gone, but the site in Peru’s northern Amazon region has ......

Q&A

Expert says many levers need to be pulled to slow deforestation

In 2007, environmental scientist Timothy Killeen sounded the alarm about the likely environmental impacts on the Amazon of a multibillion-dollar plan for interconnecting infrastructure projects ......