The Latin American death tree

The Manchineel tree or beach apple is perhaps the most dangerous trees in the world and is now in danger of extinction. 

No smoking stoves are creating electricity

BioLite has developed a home stove that can replace cooking fires, give access to electricity and replace kerosene lamps. 

There is a new life for fishing nets

Sunglasses and skateboards are being produced with recycled fishing nets in Chile. 

10 conservation fads and its results in Latin America

Experts analyze how these fads played out in the region

Chilean 113 days of free solar energy

The country has so much solar energy it gave it away. 

Light pollution is something to worry about

New research shows 83% of the world lives under light-polluted skies, this can damage human's health.

Ecological corridor to help vulnerable Andean species

The initiative intends to stabilize  El Oro parakeets population and reverse their decline. 

Climate change will have great impact on Latin America,

Climate change will have a great impact on Latin America, a region with vast biodiversity and economies that are highly dependent on commodities

Colombia court revokes mining decree over areas the size of Minnesota

Colombia’s constitutional court revoked a government decree from 2012 that would allow mining in nine areas, together approximately the size of Minnesota.

Solar Voyager attempts the first solar powered crossing of the Atlantic

The autonomous boat was launched on June 1 and aims to complete a solar journey across the Atlantic.

CarbFix offers a hope to fight climate change

Researchers in Iceland are trapping CO2 by turning it into rock. 

We should increase tire's recycling

Latin American countries should worry about tire disposal as it poses environmental damage. 

Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reverse: successes and challenges

The reserve has generally succeeded in providing sustainable livelihoods but deforestation, oil developments and drug trafficking remain a huge problem.

Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reverse: successes and challenges

The reserve has generally succeeded in providing sustainable livelihoods but deforestation, oil developments and drug trafficking remain a huge problem.

Environmental study finds new bird species

Ornithologist Rafael Bessa was making his way through the woods he saw a Blue-eyed Ground-dove. Before that day, in 2015, the species had not been seen for 75 years.

Eco-crime is worth up to $258 billion dollars

Weak laws and poorly funded security forces enable criminal networks to profit from the plunder of Earth's resources. 

Study warns dams threaten the future of Amazonian biodiversity

An international team of biologists identified the negative interactions between dam construction and biodiversity and ecosystem services. 

World Oceans Day: The Mediterranean drama

The Mediterranean sea has become the main obstacle for thousands of migrants and is also the most polluted water basin in the world.

Underground gardens in NY

The Lowline Park is NY urban jungle, it uses a distributor dish to transmit sunlight into the space and enables plants and trees to grow.

It may be to late to stop sea level rise

Scientific papers suggest even if humanity stop global warming gas emissions, a six meter sea level rise might be inevitable. 

Genetically engineered bacteria could help preserve fossil fuels

The bacteria can take CO2 out of the air and convert it into alcohol fuel. 

International accord to fight illegal fishing

The Port States Measures Agreement will come into force on June 5

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