Saving Chile’s Rivers

Over the past decade-plus, the only environmental issue to rival forest preservation has been Chile’s wild rivers. The struggle over water rights and development will likely continue well into the future.

Environmental Issues in Chile

Chile faces a multitude of environmental issues, both urban and rural. Wayne Bernhardson discusses challenges including air, water, and noise pollution, garbage disposal, wildland conservation, and soil degradation.

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 Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s greatest environmental threats concern its vanishing natural habitat and the resulting impact on soil erosion and wildlife. Reforestation efforts are under way in many of the island’s national parks and forest reserves, and organized efforts are under way to protect and rebuild endangered wildlife populations.

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 British Columbia

Humans have been exploiting British Columbia’s abundant natural resources for 10,000 years. Indigenous people hunting and fishing obviously had little effect on ecological integrity, but over time, the clearing of land for agriculture and development did.

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.

Manatees and Airboats in the Everglades

After touring Florida’s Everglades via airboat, Laura Martone was cautioned about advertising such tours due to potential harm to endangered manatees. In this article, she explores the dangers airboats pose to manatees in the Everglades.