Progressives are leading in the presidential elections of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, bucking the region's recent rightward trend. But there are lessons in the failures of leftists past.
Genetically modified mosquitoes were released in Brazil in an attempt to halt the spread of dengue fever by reducing the mosquito population.
As the House mounts an impeachment investigation of President Trump, examples from Central and South America show that ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect.
Reversing the damage from fires in Brazil's rainforest is not as simple as allowing trees to grow back. Decades of research shows how fires degrade their long-term health and utility.
Shifting the capital of Indonesia and other countries may actually send the wrong message that cities too can be discarded.
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
Conservatives worldwide favor carbon pricing, cap-and-trade systems and other innovative environmental plans – just not in the United States.
As deforestation rates in Brazil rise, it's worth asking whether the country can repeat the successes of the last decade. Current trends don't bode well.
After five centuries of extraction, the Amazon region stands on the brink.
Huwã Karu Yuxibu, the cultural centre of the Huni Kuin indigenous group in the Amazonian state of Acre, was destroyed by fire in August.
Central banks are expected to act without fear or favour. But to deal with climate change, they may have to encourage financial institutions to favour certain types of activities over others.
Fire doesn't have to be destructive. For many in the Amazon, it is part of their livelihood and culture.
Coffee production is booming, yet wholesale prices have been falling and global demand is stagnant. What's happening to one of the world's favorite beverages?
If the Amazon rainforest functions as our planet's lungs, what do raging wildfires threaten? An atmospheric scientist explains why the fires, though devastating, won't suffocate life on Earth.
Rainforest species didn't co-evolve with fire – and even a low intensity wildfire can kill half the trees.
While the world watches the Brazilian Amazon burn, across the border in Bolivia it’s also ablaze.
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
The Amazon is burning at record levels, and land clearing is to blame. The good news: we already know what we need to do to stop it.
How South African manages the fallout from its likely downgrade by Moody's in November will determine whether the country will be forced to turn to the IMF for a bailout.
Contemporary mining disasters echo the devastation caused by Victoria's gold fields. Victorians campaigned for some of the world's first laws against industrial pollution.