January 2024

Region

‘Disinformers’ in region seizing on extreme weather

When extreme weather caused unseasonal, damaging rains on Peru’s coast, wildfires in Chile, and high winds and flooding in southern Brazil, social media lit up ......

Argentina (Free Read)

Milei’s reform package would ease green standards

Argentina would weaken environmental regulation in areas including native-forest conservation, glacier protection and wildfire prevention if its Congress passes a legislative-reform package proposed by Javier ......

Brazil

Mato Grosso do Sul limits crop farming in Pantanal

Aiming to help protect the world’s largest freshwater wetland, Brazil’s Mato Grosso do Sul state is prohibiting the expansion of commercial monocultures such as soybeans ......

Chile

Constitutional woes frustrate green hopes in Chile

Chileans entered 2024 having rejected two constitutional-reform proposals in the space of two years—the first faulted as too progressive, the second as retrograde. The anger and ......

Region

Nuclear science aiding study of ocean acidification

In some of the same ways it is employed to unravel archeological mysteries, nuclear science is being used to understand climate-change impacts. Among these is ......

Around the Region

Sarayaku get high-court help in oilfield-explosives removal

Ecuador’s highest court has given the government of President Daniel Noboa a six-month deadline to comply fully with an international tribunal’s ruling that the country ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Crunch time arrives for forest-carbon credits

The idea behind forest-carbon credits is simple enough. It begins with the proposition that forests, to survive, must become more valuable intact than cattle ranching, ......

Q&A

Parsing Escazú Treaty’s ratification-pushback and implementation

Costa Rican attorney Patricia Madrigal helped birth the Escazú Agreement, the first regional environmental treaty in Latin America and the Caribbean. She served as a ......