Our last selection of articles from NACLA's archive focused on public health in the Americas. Now, we turn your attention to the environment, which is also the focus of our upcoming Summer print issue of the NACLA Report, “A Green New Deal for the Americas.”
With business as usual on pause—reducing carbon emissions and the human footprint on our surroundings—the environment has been able to heal itself in some places. And as economies crash, governments have a historic opportunity to infuse responses to the pandemic with climate action.
Yet as we reconsider our impact on the planet, we must also acknowledge the cost of existing environmental inequalities that have wreaked havoc on marginalized communities. From the reverse migration out of Peru’s urban centers as families suffer the economic fallout of the pandemic to the high rates of death among Latinx communities in the United States and evidence linking air pollution to greater likelihood of Covid-19 death, the pandemic underlines how environmental and health injustices map onto each other.
We have curated the following list of articles from the archives of the NACLA Report to highlight our environmental reporting over the years. The collection is available open access for a limited time.
- The Politics of Toxic Waste by Mary Kelly Volume 26, 1992 - Issue 2
- Environmentalism: Fusing Red And Green by Enrique Leff Volume 25, 1992 - Issue 5
- Giving A Grade To Costa Rica’s Green Tourism by Martha Honey Volume 36, 2003 - Issue 6
- Parks, People and Power: The Shifting Terrain of Environmentalism by Margaret Keck Volume 28, 1995 - Issue 5
- The New Extraction: Rewriting the Political Ecology of the Andes? by Anthony Bebbington Volume 42, 2009 - Issue 5
- The Oil Palm Industry: A Blight on Afro-Colombia by Garry Leech Volume 42, 2009 - Issue 4
- Bolivia’s New Water Wars: Climate Change and Indigenous Struggle by Bill Weinberg Volume 43, 2010 - Issue 5
- Latin America Finds a Voice on Climate Change: With What Impact? by Jim Schultz Volume 43, 2010 - Issue 4
- A Most-People’s Climate Movement? by Daniel Aldana Cohen Volume 46, 2013 - Issue 1
- Bolivia vs. the Billionaires: Limitations of the “Climate Justice Movement” in International Negotiations by Nicole Fabricant & Kathryn Hicks Volume 46, 2013,- Issue 1
- In Houston After the Storm, la lucha sigue by Bryan Parras & Bret Gustafson Volume 49, 2017 - Issue 4
- Interview: “Capitalism is Going to Kill the Planet” by Ricardo Gabriel Volume 50, 2018 - Issue 2