February 2021

Peru (Free Read)

Mining-camp raids showing some impact in Peru

Carpeting and radiators normally do not evoke images of the Amazon rainforest, but they’re often among the items that Peru’s National Police seize during raids ......

Brazil

Settlement reached in tragic tailings-dam collapse

A newly announced settlement covering the more recent of two devastating iron-ore tailings dam collapses in Brazil in the past six years marks an improvement ......

El Salvador

Calls for non-hydro renewables in El Salvador

El Salvador too often finds itself in a vicious circle when it comes to power generation. In years with normal April-to-November rainy seasons, hydroelectric-dam reservoirs ......

Panama

Panama raises sights in update of Paris targets

Panama has strengthened its greenhouse-gas-reduction commitments, presenting what experts view as a more ambitious set of climate goals than those it originally announced in 2016 ......

Brazil

Brazil launches ambitious Adopt a Park program

Adopt a Park programs might be expected to benefit a large, outlying green space now and again—no surprise there. But an expanse of Amazon rainforest over ......

Around the Region

New move by Mexico to boost oil over renewables

The Mexican government has proposed measures that would boost the state’s role in the electricity market, squeeze out renewable energy producers and reverse green electric-power ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Jaguar back in Iberá wilds after 70 years

In January, the door of an enormous corral swung open in northeastern Argentina and marked a biodiversity-conservation milestone: the jaguar’s return to the wild in ......

Q&A

Reflections and hopes as Escazú Treaty heads to implementation

Attorney Andrés Nápoli is director of the Environment and Natural Resources Foundation (FARN), a leading green-advocacy group in Argentina. During 2015-18 Nápoli was one of ......