Tag: Latin America

    In 2020, a record number of environmental activists were killed in the world

    227 environmental activists were killed in the world last year. Global Witness NGO called on its site on governments to take their defense seriously. Most of the killed activists fought against deforestation. In 2020, a record number of environmental activists were killed globally – 227 people, which is 25 more than a year earlier, according […]

    The body shape of birds from Amazon forests changes due to global warming
    27 Nov 2021

    Scientists at Louisiana State University said that birds living in the Amazonian forests are changing their body shape in response to climate change. The authors came to this conclusion by researching how the size of the inhabitants of the Amazonian forests has changed over the past 40 years, Phys.org reports. According to scientists, due to […]

    Why Henry Ford’s utopian city in the Amazon failed

    Ninety-four years ago, Henry Ford built a utopian city in the Amazon, intended to be free from alcohol and unemployment. But seven years later, the Fordland project failed. We’ve found a brilliant explanation of why no one liked living in Ford’s utopia. Columnist Anton Semizhenko has read a dozen articles and a book by Greg […]

    Latin American countries join reserves to create a vast marine protected area

    Four Pacific-facing Latin American nations have committed to joining their marine reserves to form one interconnected area, creating one of the world’s richest pockets of ocean biodiversity. ‘Mega-MPA’ in Pacific will link waters of Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica to protect migratory turtles, whales and sharks from fishing fleets, The Guardian states. Panama, Ecuador, […]

    “Waste Land” documentary (2010, Brazil, UK)

    Let’s get acquainted with the story narrated by directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, and Juan Jardim. The “Waste Land”  documentary describes the largest landfill in the world – Jardim Gramacho (Garden of Gramacho) on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Now in this “garden” only waste of all kinds “grows”. Two main lines are intertwined […]

    ‘We are fearful’: indigenous Mexicans dread new military buildup on ancestral land

    As the Tzeltal people resist huge infrastructure projects across Chiapas state, the new national guard barracks springing up are alarming many, The Guardian reports. Let’s get to know what happens in the Mexico state. *** Micaela* always stops to kiss a cross at the base of three hills, a lush swath of land in the […]

    Floods block food from reaching thousands of refugees in Colombia
    05 Aug 2021

    Flooding and landslides have left thousands of refugees cut off from food supplies in Ituango, the conflict-strewn municipality in north-western Colombia, The Guardian reports. Roads have been blocked by mud and debris after heavy rains, while helicopters cannot land. As a result, thod and medical supplies delivery has been stymied, and communications cut off. More […]

    Let’s change our “industrial” lifestyle: Bolivian Indians’ brain atrophies 70% slower than other people

    In Bolivia, on the periphery of the Amazon jungle, the Tsimane tribe lives in isolation. They get old differently from other people. In 2017, scientists found they have the healthiest hearts in the world. Researchers have now learned that Tsimane’s brain volume decreases much more slowly with age than that of Americans or Europeans. The […]