April 2018

Colombia

Colombian president praised for nixing road route

When Juan Manuel Santos became president of Colombia in 2010, environmentalists were suspicious of his support for what they believed were destructive mining, agro-industrial and ......

Argentina (Free Read)

Bee die-off in Argentina blamed on agrochemicals

On March 10, beekeeper Pablo Olmos paid a morning visit to the bee hives that he and a partner tend in the Traslasierra Valley, located ......

Panama

Frog reintroduction seeks chytrid-fungus answers

In 2008, researchers in Panama began an urgent effort to rescue frogs from Chytridiomycosis, a disease causing massive mortality among the country’s 219 species of ......

Brazil

In Brazil two companies accused of river pollution

Two foreign mining companies operating in Brazil, Norsk Hydro of Norway and Anglo American of South Africa and Britain, are drawing criticism-—and lawsuits—over pollution of ......

CEC

CEC tallies huge food-waste cost in Nafta nations

Here’s something to think about the next time your waiter asks whether you’re done with your meal: North Americans are wasting 168 million metric tons ......

Around the Region

Plan to convert military base to park raises rights concerns

Campo de Mayo, the biggest military base in metropolitan Buenos Aires and one of the largest in the country, would be converted into a national ......

Centerpiece

Whale-watch boom raising hopes in Mexico

Arturo Mellin is wagering on whales. Once a year-round fisherman in Mexico’s Pacific coast village of Barra de Potosí, he now ferries up to six ......

Q&A

Monoculture putting pollinators, biodiversity at risk, expert says

Lucas Garibaldi, an Argentine agricultural scientist, researches ecological, social and economic sustainability of food and forestry production. A faculty member at the National University of ......