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Lithium Mining Must Not Dry Up the Atacama Desert

Expert BlogChileAmanda Maxwell, James Blair

Our report offers eight recommendations for communities, governments, and the private sector throughout the lithium-ion battery supply chain to avoid further damage to this unique area and the people who live there.

Latin America at the Leaders Summit on Climate

Expert BlogArgentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, MexicoCarolina Herrera, Jessica Carey-Webb, Marilyn Martinez, Amanda Maxwell
The five Latin American countries that participated in the Leaders Summit on Climate – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico – displayed a broad range of ambition. Once again, some countries demonstrated their willingness to be climate action leaders while…

Latin America’s 2020 Climate Leaders and Laggards

Expert BlogInternational, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, BrazilAmanda Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Jessica Carey-Webb, Marilyn Martinez
2020 was a turbulent year in Latin America—and a mixed bag on climate action. It will be important for the incoming Biden-Harris administration to put climate change front and center in its engagement with the region.

Hydro-Highway Robbery

Expert BlogChileJessica Carey-Webb
The Reguemos Chile project would benefit agribusinesses at the expense of the environment, small farmers, and Indigenous peoples.

La gran estafa hídrica

Expert BlogChileJessica Carey-Webb
Reguemos Chile es una respuesta delirante y equivocada a la megasequía en Chile

Ten Environmental Stories to Mark a Decade in Latin America

Expert BlogInternational, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, BrazilAmanda Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Jessica Carey-Webb, Marilyn Martinez
The Latin America team at NRDC reflects on the incredible environmental milestones we've witnessed in our work, and beyond.

Chile’s Ongoing Water Crisis: Threats and Needed Actions

Expert BlogChileCarolina Herrera
From too much water to not enough, this critical resource presents unique challenges in the Metropolitan Region (MR) of Chile, the hub of the country’s bustling capital and nearly half of the Chilean population.

Revisiting Nahuelbuta (1 of 2)

Expert BlogChileAmanda Maxwell
In honor of this year’s United Nations (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, environmental anthropologist James J. A. Blair revisits ongoing efforts to restore native forests and protect river ecosystems in the Nahuelbuta Mountains, an integral part of…

De vuelta a Nahuelbuta: 1 de 2

Expert BlogChileAmanda Maxwell
En honor al Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), el antropólogo ambiental James J.A. Blair visitó de nuevo para revisar los esfuerzos que se han venido llevando a cabo para restaurar los bosques nativos y…

Revisiting Nahuelbuta (2 of 2)

Expert BlogChileAmanda Maxwell
In honor of this year’s United Nations (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, environmental anthropologist James J. A. Blair revisits ongoing efforts to restore native forests and protect river ecosystems in the Nahuelbuta Mountains, an integral part of…

De vuelta a Nahuelbuta: 2 de 2

Expert BlogChileAmanda Maxwell
En honor al Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), el antropólogo ambiental James J.A. Blair visitó de nuevo para revisar los esfuerzos que se han venido llevando a cabo para restaurar los bosques nativos y…

International Day of Indigenous Peoples: Free Nahuelbuta

Expert BlogChile, InternationalJames Blair

In the Nahuelbuta Mountains of what is now Chile, Indigenous Mapuche communities offer hopeful lessons for native forest restoration and river protection, based on deep historical relations with the local environment.

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