Climate change
View a series of photos from the People's Climate March on September 21, which brought more than 300,000 protesters to the streets of New York City.

A year from now, Lima, Peru will host the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

After 20 years, it’s time to consider a new strategy.
The Rio+20 summit is a global coming-out party for Brazil. But could the government's controversial environmental policies be a black mark on its hosting status?

La minería aurífera ilegal nos deja un paisaje lúgubre, producto de operaciones que degradan y transforman los ecosistemas amazónicos. Así mismo, organizan la sociedad alrededor de puestos de trabajo en condiciones deplorables. Parte de este negocio también corrompe los asentamientos aledaños ya da lugar a un ambiente de desgobierno.

Chilean airline company LAN hit a landmark on Wednesday, flying its first-ever commercial flight using biofuel.

The top-five stories for the week of March 5-9, 2012, include: Joe Biden’s Latin America tour; FIFA’s criticism of Brazil; Hugo Chávez’ health recovery; new presidential polls in Mexico; and the UN making further preparations for Rio+20.

Two years ago the global community gathered in Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Expectations of significant climate progress are still high, but various challenges remain before achieving the extension of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012—and Indigenous communities in Peru are caught in the middle.

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