May 2021

Brazil

U.S.-Brazil talks stir much skepticism, some hope

A proposal by the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to provide Brazil financial aid in return for commitments to curb Amazon deforestation is ......

Peru

Peru tightens monitoring to stanch illegal logging

Peruvian authorities hope this year marks a sea change in the country’s long-running struggle to curb illegal logging. To that end, the government is implementing a ......

Costa Rica

Business groups lobby hard against Escazú treaty

Costa Rica is struggling to ratify a groundbreaking environmental accord it helped broker, highlighting a long road ahead for the treaty despite its implementation last ......

U.S.–Mexico (Free Read)

Water releases bring life to Colorado River Delta

Amid drought and water cutbacks in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands, the Colorado River Delta ecosystem is receiving sorely needed infusions of “environmental water” to spur ecosystem ......

Brazil

Brazilian officials named in timber-export probe

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has disclosed that Environment Minister Ricardo Salles and other high-ranking officials within the ministry and Ibama, its enforcement arm, are ......

Around the Region

Argentine wetland and saline lake to become protected area

Thanks to a US$5.8 million donation from the foundation of a Swiss billionaire, a vast central Argentine wetland system that includes a naturally occurring saline ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Herders using dogs to keep pumas at bay

Every December, Mario Soto and his wife Julieta spend a day on horseback along with their two children, herding their 300 goats to the Andean ......

Q&A

Peruvian agency gauges green impacts of development projects

Peru’s National Environmental Certification Service for Sustainable Investments (Senace) was created in response to social protests a decade ago against open-pit mining projects. The government ......