Thinning sea ice due to global warming, may be causing phytoplankton bloom under the Arctic sea, which can potentially disrupt the Arctic food chain, suggests a new study.
Along Ecuador’s eastern border with Peru sits Yasuní National Park (YNP). At close to one million hectares, Yasuní is the largest expanse of protected lowland tropical forest in the country.
Made of tires and glass and plastic bottles an elementary school in Jaureguiberry, east of Montevideo, claims to be the first public school in Latin America that is totally green.
Last year was officially the Earth’s warmest since record-keeping began in the 1880s, the World Meteorological Organization announced recently.
The nation’s 56 million Latinos are especially vulnerable to the health threats posed by climate change because of where they live, work and lack access to health care, a report released recently by the Natural Resources Defense Council said.
Scientists studying Colombia’s rich biodiversity are among many celebrating the announcement of a permanent ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. After decades of limited access to Colombia’s most biodiverse areas, researchers can finally explore and document the plants, animals and microorganisms that make Colombia the second most biodiverse country in the world.
Over the past 50 years, the productivity and biodiversity of this once teeming bay has plummeted due to pollution. The populations of Quintero, Ventanas, and Puchuncaví, located in the province of Valparaiso, are the most severely affected.
In the Canadian province of Quebec, a study of more than 26,000 trees forecasts potential winners and losers in a changing climate. Published recently in the journal Science, shows that boreal forests in far-northern latitudes may one day act as a climate refuge.
“Expectations are that climate change will increase the intensity and frequency of “Expectations are that climate change will increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean.
The Cienaga Grande, Colombia’s largest wetland could be completely destroyed if more is not done to reverse decades of neglect.
La Niña is not far behind as indicated by worldwide weather models. The equatorial sea surface temperatures (SST) are near average across the eastcentral and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean.
Agriculture in Argentina has expanded at an accelerated rate in the past twenty years due to technological advances, the use of genetically modified crops, and, in particular, to the cultivation of soybean.
Upside-down rivers of warming ocean water are a threat to the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a new report from the University of Colorado’s National Snow and Ice Data Center.
At the bottom of the world, carbon dioxide is doing something surprising. Rising levels of this gas normally cause warming. But over central Antarctica, they produce a cooling. That’s the finding of a new study.
Central America, a place of abundant wind and sunshine, is still chained to thermal power and large-scale hydroelectricity and has failed to include local communities in clean, environmentally-friendly and less invasive projects.