Air Quality and Other Environmental Factors in South Korea

Thanks to innovations such as natural-gas bus fleets, the designation of greenbelts, and tighter restrictions on factories, South Korea’s air quality has improved, especially in larger cities such as notoriously smoggy Seoul. Read on to learn about the country’s air quality, water quality, sanitation, and more.

Environmental Issues in Guatemala

Despite conservation efforts, environmental issues can seem daunting at times. Al Argueta discusses deforestation, air quality, open-pit mining, and other issues threatening Guatemala’s natural resources.

Taking Sweet, Sustainable Flight

Brazil is a notorious pioneer in the development and use of renewable biofuels. Veteran travel writer Michael Sommers discusses recent efforts to develop a sustainable alternative for airplane fuel.

Environmental Issues in Argentina

Like other countries, Argentina suffers from environmental degradation. Here are some environmental issues the country is facing, from air and water pollution to deforestation and beyond.

Life Imitates Art: “Avatar” and The Amazon

Many viewers – particularly in Brazil – were quick to note the parallels between Avatar’s tale of an Edenic planet’s indigenous inhabitants struggling against the greed and corruption of an “advanced civilization”, and the very real encroachment of greedy developers upon the rich yet fragile Amazon ecosystem.