July 2022

Nicaragua

Nicaragua crushes green groups and other NGOs

Nicaragua’s government has clamped down hard on nongovernmental organizations, driving environmental defenders out of the country and shutting down watchdog groups that protect natural resources. The ......

Peru (Free Read)

Suit links German emissions to flood risk in Peru

In the 41 years since he was born in the shadow of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru’s largest glaciated mountain chain, Saúl Luciano Lliuya has watched ......

U.S.–Mexico

AMLO unbowed in energy clash with U.S., Canada

A decision by the United States to contest Mexico’s protectionist energy policies under regional trade rules poses the highest-profile challenge yet to President Andrés Manuel ......

Honduras

Honduras weighs signing, ratifying Escazú treaty

Honduran President Xiomara Castro made her first major environmental-policy move less than three weeks after taking office, issuing a Feb. 15 executive order that prohibits ......

Mexico

New Tren Maya route seen as threat to cenotes

In Mayan cosmology, the Yucatán Peninsula’s subterranean web of interconnected cenotes, or sinkholes, leads to an underworld inhabited by powerful gods. Said by scientists to ......

Around the Region

Drive to save cloud forest reserve reaches fund goal

Antpittas living in Refugio Paz de las Aves, a small, family-owned nature preserve in Ecuador’s Chocó cloud forest, can breathe easier. That’s because a GoFundMe campaign ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

'Laguneros' navigate life without lagoons

Carlos Morales has lived all of his 54 years in San Antonio, a tiny hamlet at the foot of the Andes in Argentina’s western province ......

Q&A

Expert sees Tren Maya as bad example for impact-study process

María Zorrilla Ramos has grappled with environmental issues since 1995, when she began a six-year stint as an advisor at the Environment and Natural Resources ......