Deadly wildfires are devastating Chile and its native forests

Deadly wildfires are devastating Chile and its native forests

More than 100 wildfires have been raging in Chile for over a week. 500 firefighters and 1,200 troops are trying to putting out the fires that are devastating the country and led President Michelle Bachelet to declare a state of emergency. “The firefighters are doing all that is humanly possible,” Bachelet told BBC. “But Chile has

Why you still need to give a dam about Belo Monte

Why you still need to give a dam about Belo Monte

The Belo Monte hydroelectric complex in Brazil was approved in 2005 even in the absence of the legally required environmental impact assessment and consultations with affected populations. Brazilian prosecutors have ruled the authorisation unconstitutional, multiples times. Yet after over a decade of legal attempts to block it, occupations, strikes and violence, Belo Monte is expected

2016 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA and NOAA

2016 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA and NOAA

2016 broke yet another record: it was the hottest year since measurements began in 1880. After 2014 and 2015, it was the third year in a row that registered record temperatures. 2016 was 0.87 degrees warmer than the average of the 1880-2015 period and 1.1 degrees warmer than pre-industrial levels (19th century). 2016 was the hottest

How ocean warming will kill fish, make them smaller and potentially toxic

How ocean warming will kill fish, make them smaller and potentially toxic

Ocean warming, driven by increasing carbon emissions and rising temperatures, may become one of the biggest challenges facing humanity and threatening the Earth’s life systems, affecting even those living far from oceanic coasts. Already impacting people, fish stocks and crop yields, it may lead to more extreme weather events and increased risk from water-borne diseases including cholera. Fuelling