Brazil toxic mud 'devastated forests'

Toxic mud from the dam that collapsed in Brazil earlier this month destroyed a vast area of natural vegetation, the environment minister says. The toxic mud has now reached the Atlantic Ocean, about 500km (310 miles) away from the area where the dam collapsed

Handing Civilians the Keys to a Guatemalan Forest

Ranchers, loggers and smugglers all threaten tropical forests, but in areas given to local communities, the deforestation rate is close to zero, a study finds. An experiment in the Maya Biosphere Reserve is testing whether the most effective way to protect forests is to give control of them to those who already live there.

LatAm states fail to find solution for Cuban migrants

Latin American ministers failed in two rounds of meetings to find a solution for thousands of US-bound Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica. The impasse means that nearly 3,000 Cubans aiming to travel through Central America to get to the United States remain stuck in Costa Rica.

A Greenhouse for the Moon, or Mars

With a NASA grant, researchers at the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture facility in Tucson have developed a piece of technology called the “lunar greenhouse.” It replicates, on a small-scale, the biological collaboration that takes place on Earth.

Men: Watch Out for Male Menopause

Women are not the only ones who end up developing menopause later in life. That's right -- men get menopause too. When men get menopause, it is actually called andropause. The symptoms of andropause are quite similar to the symptoms that women experience before or during menopause.

LatAm invests $23 Billion in clean energy

Investment in renewable sources of energy in Latin America and the Caribbean grew by nearly 50 percent last year to $23 billion, according to a study released Monday by the Inter-American Development Bank and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The new faces of Venezuela’s opposition

In Maduro-era Venezuela, opposition candidates know where to go to talk to voters. “All you have to do is go to the lines,” as a opposition candidate says. For the first time, many of the candidates seeking to enter parliament came of age during the presidency of Hugo Chávez.

Playboy Brazil to cease publication in 2016

Editora Abril, the publisher of Playboy Brazil, announced on Thursday that after 40 years of bringing joy to Brazilian men, Playboy Magazine will cease publication in January 2016. The move is in line with the publishing company’s changes in its editorial structure and business model that will now focus on content, marketing, and revenue.

Ecuador: Small country, many tastes

Ecuador's cuisine ranges from the Pacific to the Andes to the Amazon basin. Everyone just wanted to talk about the guinea pigs: Yes, they were cute. Yes, they come roasted. Yes, they were delicious, and if you couldn’t get into them, were you sure you’d come to the right message board?