Environment

Clothing: Are you as green as you thought?

For every pair of jeans 2,900 gallons of water are used. 

Colombian cities are preparing for a cleanup journey

This Sunday people from Colombian major cities be cleaning up their most emblematic places.

Colombian cities are preparing for a cleanup journey

This Sunday people from Colombian major cities be cleaning up their most emblematic places. 

Guatemala’s market is replacing plastic bags with plantain leaves

San Pedro La Laguna’s market aims to eradicate the use of plastic bags. 

Colombia’s environmental market could grow

It is the first Latin American country to publish a diagnosis on its environmental market. 

Uruguayans cleaned up their coasts

Plastic residues, debris, wood and tires were recovered from the ocean. 

Chile connects Latam's largest solar plant to the national grid

Spanish clean energy company Acciona Energía has connected the 246MW El Romero solar plant in Atacama desert, Chile to the county’s Interconnected Central System

Are you as green as you thought?

We explore the meaning of being environmentally friendly in the 21st century. 

REDD+ in Colombia: ancestral knowledge as the base for development

Colombian take on conservation seeks to protect Amazonian biodiversity through indigenous traditions.

REDD+ in Colombia: ancestral knowledge as the base for development

Colombian take on conservation seeks to protect Amazonian biodiversity through indigenous traditions.

REDD+ in Colombia: ancestral knowledge as the base for development

Colombian take on conservation seeks to protect Amazonian biodiversity through indigenous traditions.

This year more than 20,000 animals have been trafficked in Colombia

Turtles, iguanas, caimans and canaries are the most trafficked species.

Colombian Ministry of Environment to invest 5,000 million pesos to clean up bay

20,000 families could benefit from the clean-up of the Tumaco bay in the Pacific region.

CO2 levels unlikely to dip below pre-2015 levels for many generations

Average concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached new records this year, marking a new era of climate change.

This year more than 20,000 animals have been trafficked in Colombia

Turtles, iguanas, caimans and canaries are the most trafficked species.

Colombian Ministry of Environment to invest 5,000 million pesos to clean up bay

20,000 families could benefit from the clean-up of the Tumaco bay in the Pacific region.

Pollution might have caused the death of 10,000 endangered frogs in Peru

Authorities are investigating the disaster in the Coata River, a tributary of Lake Titicaca.

Green living

David Mears does not pay heating bills. This is not an error by the heating companies. Mears uses renewable energy.

Not green yet?

The US and China just announced they are ready to ratify the Paris Climate Change Agreement.  However, India is not ready to join them.

Colombians march to demand Farc peace deal be revived

Thousands of Colombians have taken part in marches to demand that a peace deal signed by the government and Farc rebels be upheld.

Using science to tackle climate change in the coffee world

Costa Rican coffee producers are fighting climate change through agroforestry, harvesting rainwater and the use of more resisting varieties. 

9 out of 10 people in the world live with excessive air pollution

The UN World Health Organization says 6.5 million people die annually from air pollution, with nearly 90% of them occurring in low and middle-income countries. 

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