November 2019

Brazil

As land study points one way, Brazil goes in other

Weeks after a global study pointed up the need for greenhouse-gas reductions from “land-sector” actions such as woodland protection and restoration, a Brazilian government report ......

Region (Free Read)

Concern and, yes, hope as climate meetings begin

Chile’s road to the presidency of December’s global climate-action talks has been undeniably bumpy. After replacing Brazil as host of the 25th Conference of Parties to ......

Panama

Panama mulls water options for canal and capital

Severe drought in Panama this year has forced the country’s storied canal to implement water-saving measures, boosting the pressure to find new water sources not ......

Argentina

Solar farm shows Andean Puna’s energy potential

In a corner of Argentina’s northwest province of Jujuy, some 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level, trees, water and oxygen are all in noticeably ......

Ecuador

Sarayaku suit seeks Ecuador rights compliance

This month the people of Sarayaku, an indigenous territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon, filed a lawsuit in Ecuador’s highest court, accusing the national government of ......

Around the Region

Environmental grievances a factor in Chilean unrest

Economic and social grievances have been widely cited as contributors to the riots that broke out in Santiago, Chile on Oct. 18, setting off a ......

Centerpiece

For Guyana, green path passes through oil

Passengers arriving at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, are greeted by a sign that reads: “Guyana, land of many waters ......

Q&A

On the road, Marina Silva condemns Bolsonaro’s policy rollbacks

Marina Silva, 61, is arguably the foremost Brazilian environmental figure of the past 25 years. Born into a rubber-tapping family in the western Amazon state ......