"The day we all decide to eat fresh and local, to eat less meat... we will have a revolution," says Paolo di Croce, secretary-general of Slow Food International.
El Tatio, the world's third largest geyser field, is in the sights of energy, tourism and conservation interests.
The 2014 soccer World Cup has created a dilemma for the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre: real estate and tourism development or environmental preservation?
More than 70 percent of the Peruvian Amazon was divided up into concessions for oil investments between 2003 and 2008, according to a non-governmental report.
China beat the United States to the punch and has cornered production of rare metals used in environmentally friendly technologies that the world needs to curb climate-changing pollution.
Two worlds join forces in Mexico -- academia and common folk -- to confront environmental problems.
The touristic city of Neochea, Argentina, is putting together a pioneering plan for the compulsory collection of used cooking oil from restaurants in order to produce biodiesel.
Rio de Janeiro's largest slum has halted construction of a much-criticized wall in exchange for ecological and recreational corridors between the impoverished neighborhood and a city forest.
Amidst the violence of civil war and the illegal coca trade, a handful of Colombian farmers have embraced chocolate production in the Amazon forest.
While learning to recycle electronic waste, young Brazilians are acquiring skills and greater awareness about the impacts of material consumption.
The frozen treasure of Peru's glaciers is melting away, leaving the population facing a dry future.
The exchange of goods and services without involving money rises and falls in Argentina in inverse proportion to national prosperity, and is apparently far from sinking in the stormy waters of the globalized economy.
Cancún, a resort destination in Mexico, began to lose tourists who were demanding a more natural vacation. As a result, several companies have set out on the path towards a more sustainable hotel industry.
Waste composting has opened a new path for a southern Brazilian beach destination towards its goal of becoming a "sustainable city".
Rio de Janeiro is being populated with yacaré caimans, capybaras, boa constrictors, monkeys, and other wild animals. Could the jungle be sprouting back up again through the concrete?
Two reporters embark on an expedition across Lago Verde, in eastern Amazonia, to observe how scientists and local fishing people join efforts to study and protect the area’s turtles.
The uncertainty caused by the global economic recession has cast a shadow over the immediate future of fair trade efforts in Latin America.
The imminent elimination of government subsidies for German biofuels threatens an industry that was just beginning to take off.
A project in two languages, Café and Caffé, has built a bridge between the most demanding Italian consumers and the poorest of Guatemala's coffee growers.
Don't expect clear actions to come from the climate conference in Bali. The mission is to hammer out an agenda for negotiations and a measurable threshold of commitments to fight global warming, say experts.
Cuban scientists will conduct clinical trials of the anti-cancer properties of the venom from a scorpion native to the Caribbean island. They have administered it to more than 8,000 patients since 2000.