Aid groups and governments in drought-hit countries in Central America need to boost the resilience of communities struggling to feed themselves and invest more in agriculture if the region is to recover from recurrent drought, the United Nations said.
Recently residents who helped block the spill’s advance say they saw oil several kilometers down the ravine below the point where the Northern Peruvian Pipeline broke. They say rain washed some of the oil out of the ravine and into a palm swamp.
Every year 200,000 hectares of pristine Bolivian rainforest is lost to deforestation, wildfires and the construction of cattle ranges. The knock-on effects for producers and farmers in the region is devastating.
In the remote reaches of Antarctica, the South Pole Observatory carbon dioxide observing station cleared 400 ppm ending the first half of year, according to an announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently. That’s the first time it’s passed that level in 4 million years (no, that’s not a typo).
Deforestation since the turn of the century has driven at least 500 species of mammals, birds and amphibians closer to extinction, according to a newly published scientific study.
Future global warming will not only depend on the amount of emissions from human-made greenhouse gasses, but will also depend on the sensitivity of the climate system and response to feedback mechanisms.
It might resemble a shaved ice dessert, but the pink snow that has been found in the Arctic spells even more doom for a fragile region, a new study revealed.
Members of the US Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT) as well as Mexico’s Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) pushed for Mexico to update its heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards for the first time in more than two decades.
Oxfam launches public campaign demanding justice and the withdrawal of companies from a dam project. Death by assassination is the price activists in Honduras are now paying for standing up against powerful interests and defending the land rights of indigenous groups.
“The environmental impact that may cause the” opencast mining “in our territory can alter the already precarious conditions of our climate. This activity can cause damage to our water and hydroelectric system. A system of fundamental forests for rainy periods is what is at stake. But alterations in biodiversity, ecosystem generate losses that affect endemic species and migratory habitat loss could severely threaten the survival of our indigenous people”, said Gustavo Carrasquel.
Medellin authorities have declared a red alert over the city’s air quality that has become a health hazard for the 3 million inhabitants of Colombia’s second largest city.
A new study shows that water and food sources for 19 Indigenous communities have been massively affected by illegal mining.
Global warming is advancing at an “unprecedented” rate, with sustained measurements of record-setting temperatures, according to the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Earth’s global temperatures in March 2016 were the most abnormally warm on record for any month, according to NOAA. This is the second month in a row that this remarkable feat has occurred.
Sea ice extent has set monthly record lows this winter (after setting a seasonal record low just last winter). In general, its extent is shrinking across all seasons. But what’s even worse news is the character of sea ice is also changing. It’s getting younger.