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The Forgotten Tragedy: Revisiting Brazil’s ‘Worst Ever’ Environmental Disaster

The Forgotten Tragedy: Revisiting Brazil’s ‘Worst Ever’ Environmental Disaster

The companies have settled for damages and the media is focused on the country’s political crisis, but November’s mining disaster in Minas Gerais will affect local communities for decades.

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The Indy Eye: Riachuelo Clean-up Operation

The Indy Eye: Riachuelo Clean-up Operation

The Riachuelo river has long been one of Argentina’s most polluted spots, although a visible cleanup is now underway. Patricio Murphy took to the water to document the decontamination project.

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Famatina: The Town that Keeps Beating the Mining Giants

Famatina: The Town that Keeps Beating the Mining Giants

We speak to Carolina Suffich, one of the leaders of the Asamblea de Famatina, which for nine years has been successfully resisting the arrival of large-scale mining near the picturesque La Rioja town.

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Disco Sopa: A Recipe for Tackling Food Waste

Disco Sopa: A Recipe for Tackling Food Waste

Disco Sopa is an international anti-waste movement with the goal of filling bellies – not garbage bins – with food. Azzura Lalani finds out more at one of their free soup and salad events in Buenos Aires.

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Argentina’s UN Emissions Plan Fails to Convince

Argentina’s UN Emissions Plan Fails to Convince

Argentina has pledged to reduce emissions by at least 15% by 2030, and up to 30% with external financial support. But environmental groups says the plan shows a lack of will to combat climate change.

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‘Barrick Spill Poisoned the Water of San Juan’ Says Study

The Jáchal river basin, near to where Barrick Gold spilled 1m litres of cyanide solution last month, is contaminated with heavy metals up to 1,400% above safe levels, a study by the National University of Cuyo found.

Posted in Environment, News From Argentina, Round Ups Argentina0 Comments

Civil Code Reform: Has Argentina Privatised Access to its Rivers?

Civil Code Reform: Has Argentina Privatised Access to its Rivers?

Environmental groups say changes to regulations governing the use of land bordering navigable rivers and canals take away the public right to access these bodies of water.

Posted in Environment, News From Argentina0 Comments

Out Now: Castores, La invasión del fin del mundo

Out Now: Castores, La invasión del fin del mundo

A documentary looking at how the introduction of 20 beavers into Tierra del Fuego in 1946 has evolved into a major threat for the local ecosystem at the southern tip of the continent.

Posted in Environment, Film, Social Issues, The Arts0 Comments

Bepots: Be Part of the Solution

Bepots: Be Part of the Solution

Bepots is an online platform seeking to reduce waste and encourage more responsible consumption through freecycling. Lisa Azcona find out more from the people behind the project.

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Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders Share Mayan Fight for Land Rights

Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders Share Mayan Fight for Land Rights

In the wake of major human rights abuses carried out by European companies and the Guatemalan government, two Mayan human rights defenders share their struggles.

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