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First images of the highest waterfall in western Venezuela: The waterfall El Chorro de Rosario de Perija

The waterfall El Chorro de Rosario de Perija, with a free fall of water of 237 meters, is among the largest waterfalls in the country and the highest in western Venezuela. Read More


Colombia receives more than 142,000 signatures to protect the Amazon pink river Dolphin

The nongovernmental organization World Animal Protection delivered the signatures to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia to this government agency prohibits the entry and trade of the mota fish for which about 1,500 pink dolphins are hunted annually in the Amazon. Read More


Ecuador: 620 animal species are at risk, according to the IUCN Red List

A study published by the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and BirdLife International places Ecuador among the eight countries account for more than half of the overall deterioration in terms of bird conservation , mammals and amphibians. Read More


Brazil advances in the implementation of renewable energy

The South American country is focused on developing its energy potential from renewable sources. About 41% of the energy in this country is given by the inclusion of alternative energy such as wind plants. Read More


Deforestation was increased in Peru

A new analysis of satellite images indicate that deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon significantly increased last year, according to a senior official. Read More


Alerting Bolivia by disappearance of tropical Andean glaciers

Climate change seriously threatens to disappear until 2030 to Tropical Andean glaciers in Bolivia that are below 5,400 meters, according to two studies of Non Governmental Organization (NGO) and private Climate Reaction League for the Defense of the Environment (Lidema -in spanish). Read More


Guyra Paraguay: South American Gran Chaco Region suffered a record deforestation of 73,968 hectares during October 2014

The rate of deforestation of the Gran Chaco Region during October 2014, at 73,968 hectares, was the highest monthly figure ever recorded since Guyra Paraguay began monitoring the change of land use in the Chaco in 2010. Read More


Climate change will cause greater impact on tourism and energy generation of Uruguay

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL -in spanish), presented its last report in performing their forecasts in terms of climate changes ahead and Uruguay will have some aspects that will benefit even in principle, but not in the long run. Read More


Controversy over Argentine zoo that allows visitors to enter into tigers and lions cages

The proposal of an Argentine zoo to allow visitor access to the cages of lions and tigers has generated controversy in the South American country. Read More

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Chile: Power from animal manure

The feces of pigs and cows is no longer just a smelly waste. Now it is possible to generate electricity with it and incidentally reduce pollution generated by manure, doing farm work friendlier to the environment. Read More


Rising concern over invisible threat to Antarctic glaciers

The Antarctic ice shelf is under threat from a silent, invisible agency – and the rate of melting of glaciers has trebled in the last two decades. Read More


What is the significance the draft of Lima COP20?

After two weeks of difficult negotiations and a nail-biting finale, delegates in Lima laid the groundwork for a successful international climate agreement in Paris next year. Read More


COP20: How the Lima climate change talks failed

Lima has underscored what we already knew: that the official negotiators are just not capable of cracking the issues on the table. Read More


Arctic sea ice volume holds up in 2014

While global warming seems to have set the polar north on a path to floe-free summers, the latest data from Europe’s Cryosat mission suggests it may take a while yet to reach those conditions. Read More


Population of polar bears in Alaska and Canada has decreased by 40 percent

A large population of polar bears in Alaska and Canada has decreased by 40 percent since the start of the new millennium, new research shows. Read More