Venezuela is the most polluting country in Latin America

Just because the consumption of fossil fuels, Venezuela recorded the highest emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) per capita in Latin America: 6.9 tonnes per capita in 2010, much higher than the figure recorded in Argentina (4.5), Mexico (3.8), Brazil (2.2), Peru (2.0) and Colombia (1.6). Read More


125 animals are rescued from smugglers per day in Colombia

At home animal trafficking has increased by 26 percent. According to official figures, around 2013 were recovered 20,150 animals while so far in 2014 have recovered 25,350. Read More


Ancient plants in Ecuador are threatened

A study published in September 2014 by the International Union for the Care of Nature (IUCN) indicates that at least 20% of the world’s medicinal plants are threatened. The list contains some species that live in Ecuador. Read More


Brazil rejects deforestation pact signed by 30 countries

More than 30 countries have established for the first time in history a period to end deforestation, but without the participation of Brazil, which has the largest rainforest on the planet. Read More


In Peru there are no criminal penalties for animal abuse

Today sanctions are economic and these are calculated through the daily fines. In Peru there is no law to punish animal abuse as a crime under the Criminal Procedure Code. Read More


Bolivia: Growing number of abused animals

In the Autonomous Department of Santa Cruz located in the southeastern region of the country, the mistreatment of pets (dogs and cats), has increased in recent years, since ten pets seven are injured and abandoned by its owners, said the Animal Protection Association (APA). Read More


Paraguay lost 143,656 hectares of forest in six months

Paraguay lost 143,656 hectares of forest area between August 2013 and February of this year, according to the first map Deforestation, presented by the Ministry of Environment (SEAM), which intends to use to combat illegal logging. Read More


Climate change may be positive for Uruguay

Climate change is not the main threat to agricultural production in Uruguay and may even be favorable, as maintains an investigation by the SARAS Institute and funded by the Ministry of Livestock and the United Nations. Read More


Argentina, without policies to address climate change

In 2015, the country will probably be forced to reduce its emissions. The state has no initiatives. In recent negotiations Argentina has not made ​​a specific proposal for reducing emissions. Read More


Chile: The need for a law of Glaciers

Members of the Parliament of Chile joined Greenpeace activists to ask the government to pass a law “five star” to protect glaciers, saying that “glaciers can not wait.” Read More


Antarctic ice sheets are melting faster than ever, study

A report released recently shows that the world’s ice sheets are melting faster than ever previously recorded, losing about 500 cubic kilometers of ice per year. Read More


Biodiversity Offsetting Advances in Latin America Amidst Controversy

Compensation for biodiversity loss, which is taking its first steps in Latin America, is criticised by social organisations for “commodifying” nature and failing to remedy the impacts of extractive industries and other activities that destroy natural areas and wildlife. Read More

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A bigger chance of El Niño returning in 2014, but with little rain

After climatologists had previously stated that the chances of the warming weather phenomenon occurring this winter were becoming ever slimmer, it seems that there may now be a “glimmer of hope for a very modest comeback,” according to a press release from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Read More


UN urges action against climate change

The annual United Nations climate summit has urged world leaders to change their course towards climate change with emphasis on global warming and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read More


Arctic sea ice melts to 6th-lowest level on record

Arctic sea ice shrank to its summer minimum — and sixth-lowest level on record — on Sept. 17, according to data released by the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Read More