endangered species

Is there good news for endangered species?

Each year, the news reminds us of the environmental damage humans are constantly making but, fortunately, not everything’s bad news.  

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Amazon River: Rose Dolphins

Amazon: Where are the dolphins?

Are the low number of pink river dolphins an indicator of threats for the whole Amazon region?

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deforestation in Central America

Cocaine production and deforestation in Central America

'Narco-deforestation' has boomed in the region as the trade has been pushed out of Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Are drylands the new normal?

Are drylands the new normal?

Satellite imagery indicates that forest cover on dry parts of the planet is substantially higher than previous estimates.

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China to construct two nuclear powered plants in Argentina

Argentina and China will sign this month a contract in Beijing for the construction of two new nuclear powered plants, with an investment of US$ 12.5 billion

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Worried world urges Trump not to pull out of Paris climate agreement

Officials around the world warn president not to reverse climate efforts. Trump has already begun to peel away pollution rules imposed by Obama

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Could caterpillars solve plastic polyethylene waste worldwide?

Plastic-eating caterpillars might be the key to end with plastic pollution in a world that produces about 80 million tons each year.

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Humpback whales: Running out of time?

The biggest concern of the environmental authorities is that the death of this whale is a consequence of human behavior

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Organising against the gig economy: lessons from Latin America?

New strategies of organisation and workers’ control in Latin America suggest ways to tackle the insecurity of the gig economy.

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Venezuela's future won't be settled in the streets

Venezuela's often divided opposition needs to put forward a compelling vision.

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When in the Amazon, Please Do Not Punch the Dolphins

Brazil still has a long way to go in the field of ecotourism. There are accounts of people being accidentally bitten, and once a man retaliated by punching the dolphin

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Indigenous groups can really battle deforestation

A study finally shows how Peruvian forest loss declined after indigenous groups were granted titles to their land.

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New era for nature in Colombia

Researchers are embarking on a major collaboration to characterise Colombia's plant and animal life

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Latam’s vertical gardens

We list some of the biggest and famous vertical gardens in the region. 

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Warming Earth could release huge amounts of CO2

According to a report by the Food and Agricultural Organization rising temperatures could release carbon trapped in the soil and make or break climate change response efforts. 

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Saving Chile’s contaminated fish farming industry

As Greenpeace warns of an environmental disaster in Chile due to “toxic fish farming”, its salmon farming industry must prove its commitment to environmental sustainability

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How are Colombian coffee growers are adapting to climate change?

Through a combination of varied farming practices and pest control they are saving coffee crops.

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How are Colombian coffee growers are adapting to climate change?

Through a combination of varied farming practices and pest control they are saving coffee crops.

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A greener way to make vanilla

Researchers have developed a new and more environmentally friendly way to create vanillin, the primary component of vanilla. 

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El Salvador the first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining

Campaigners celebrate victory for ‘water over gold’ after country unaninmously ushers through historic bill to end all forms of metal mining

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Trump changes US approach to climate change

President Trump signed an executive order intended to roll back most of Barack Obama’s climate change legacy.

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Trump changes US approach to climate change

President Trump signed an executive order intended to roll back most of Barack Obama’s climate change legacy. 

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