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  • Protecting Andean High Plateaus from Mining

    Friday, March 13th, 2009

    Should mining be banned from, or severely restricted in, the Andean high plateaus?
    Most national environment agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), scientists and academic experts in the Andean Community (CAN) nations (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) seem to think so.  They argue that without strong restrictions and supervision, mining in the highlands may seriously harm the role the plateaus play in […]

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    Cleaning Up One of Colombia’s Dirtiest Rivers

    Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

    Synopsis in English: A co-financing agreement has been signed to get moving a project to clean up Colombia’s third most contaminated river basin, the Chicamocha (the two most contaminated are the river basins of the Bogotá and the Medellín). The 98.86 billion peso (about US$41.8 million at current exchange rates) project will be funded […]

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