Elan Gepner, a winner of the 2010 Project Report contest, explores how several NGOs and activists in Brazil are steering the country's impoverished youth away from lives of crime and violence through creative programs.
A severe drought believed to be triggered by Atlantic warming currents threatens Colombian lives and livelihoods.
Colombia is at an ecological cross road. The wrong choices can forever damage a fragile ecological system, which most Colombians depend on for their drinking water.
Mining and agricultural expansion endanger the ecosystem of Colombia's paramos moorlands.
Colombia, which hosts some of the largest untouched ecological areas in the world, joined the carbon credits for cash initiative, REDD, in September.
Delegates to the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April 2010 to discuss the need for a International Climate Justice Tribunal to prosecute crimes committed against the Earth.
A hydroelectric power plant changed life for the small town of Agua Blanca. But the shrinking of the glaciers in Bolivia is threatening the greatest source of power for most of the country, and the only one for Agua Blanca.
An insider's view of late night blackmarket business with French Guiana's garimpeiro gold miners.
Illegal mining of gold contributes to the violent climate of French Guiana, but individuals also suffer due to unhealthy contact with mercury during the extraction process.
Ecuador is working on a deal to lock up 1/5 of its oil reserves in exchange for $3.5B. The deal would also preserve some of the most bio-diverse forest on earth.
After Cayenne, I traveled to a ramshackle little town about 50 miles from the Brazilian border called Regina.
Whether they’ve looked at the trees, the insects, or the jaguars, scientists have agreed that Yasuní National Park in Ecuador’s Amazonian rain forest is one of the most diverse places on earth. But nature left one thing underground that could seal the fate of all that life above: Nearly one billion barrels of oil.