September 2018

Brazil

Silva lags leaders in Brazilian presidential contest

Marina Silva is credited with by far the strongest environmental platform and record among the 13 candidates competing in the first round of Brazil’s presidential ......

Chile

Pushback on Chile’s plan for new Patagonian park

With little more than a month remaining on her second term as president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet on Jan. 29th of this year signed the ......

Mexico

López Obrador fracking stance splashy, but vague

Environmentalists have welcomed a recent vow by Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to halt his country’s efforts to tap reserves of natural gas and ......

Chevron

Panel rejects Ecuadorian rainforest-pollution award

While growing up in the Ecuadorian Amazon in the 1980s, Comps Córdova and his friends engaged in an unusual contest while swimming in the Dureno ......

Panama

Deeper impact study urged for Coiba airstrip work

Panamanian conservation groups are questioning government plans to rebuild an aged airstrip on Coiba island, site of one of the country’s most highly prized national ......

Around the Region

Costa Rican water project spurs bee-habitat worries

A massive water-storage project approved for Costa Rica’s driest region has the country’s beekeepers’ association worried about habitat loss in an area that is home ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Healing the scars of mining, tree by tree

Hiking through a Colombian woodland on a sweltering afternoon, Víctor Morelos paused at a stream to splash water on his face. This would have been ......

Q&A

Zhang is scrutinizing the conduct of Chinese companies abroad

Jingjing Zhang, a Chinese lawyer, teaches at the University of Maryland Law School while organizing an effort to press Chinese companies operating abroad to improve ......