Cattle ranching, agriculture, mining housing and tourism are among the causes and they could lead to a decrease in productivity and an imbalance in ecosystems.
Deforestation, racism, mining companies and the oil industries are among the topics.
Representatives from Argentina’s mining sector conducted on Monday the first seminar for investment projects for Chinese businessmen, with an eye on attracting capital from the world’s second largest economy.
There are more than 40 mining concessions in mount Illimani.
The Bolivian government will take back mining concessions from cooperatives that entered partnerships with private companies, Mining Minister Cesar Navarro said
The mining company co-owned by BHP Billiton and Vale S.A committed to a long-term plan for restoring the environment and communities damaged by thecompany dam's failure last November.
As Andean glaciers disappear, so do the sources of Lake Poopó’s water, say scientists who blame a warming environment, El Niño and mining
Colombia's constitutional court has banned mining in the country's moorlands, also known as "paramos".
In what is an important move for the Colombian economy, the government has classified coltan as a mineral of strategic importance in their promotion of mining resources.
The citizens of the South American countries are making their voices heard
Campaigners celebrate victory for ‘water over gold’ after country unaninmously ushers through historic bill to end all forms of metal mining
877 species were found, 29 of which are endangered in Sierra la Laguna Biosphere Reserve.
62,500 hectares of forest have been lost in only 4 years.
Ecosystems, water, biodiversity and Colombian’s health are endangered by the growth of this activity.
Peru’s recently installed President has shared his interest in restarting the work on Tia Maria copper mine, which was halted following protests by local residents.
Coal miner Cerrejon has financed the reforestation of a large swath of land in northern Colombia that was left desolate by decades of mining activity.
There are better ways of living; we don’t have to prioritise growth above everything else
The people of Tasco in Colombia are refusing the reopening of an iron mine in their region after they've become aware of its consequences.
Colombian President announced 100,000 hectares of the rare ecosystem will be delimited. In February a court had declared oil, gas and mining operations illegal in these territories.