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Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 25 January 2018

The Risks of the Salmon Industry’s Expansion in Chilean Patagonia

An analysis of the situation of salmon farms in Magallanes, responding to the following questions: How many exist? Where are they? How much do they produce and in what conditions do they do so?read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 29 November 2017

The hidden mine that threatens Colombia’s water

Previous attempts at mining near Santurbán have been rejected due to the potential damage they would cause to this unique natural environment, which serves as a key water source.read more

Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 8 June 2017

Chilean chum: How eating salmon in the US hurts Patagonia’s coastal wildlife

Chile’s unregulated salmon industry has serious environmental side-effects.read more

Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 22 May 2017

Calling on Chile to protect Patagonia from the risks of the salmon industry

Civil society organizations filed an administrative complaint and a petition calling on the government to investigate and punish farm operators, and to enforce existing regulations.read more

Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 17 May 2017

Protecting Patagonian Seas from Salmon Farms

The Straight of Magellan in Chilean Patagonia (or Magallanes, as it’s known in Spanish) hosts the largest number of natural protected areas in the...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 25 April 2017

Lowering Peru’s air quality standards is regressive and harmful to public health

The government of Peru has proposed increasing the legal amount of sulfur dioxide in the air by more than 12 times and doubling the allowed level of particulate matter, substances known to cause serious health harms.read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 1 March 2017

Tárcoles: The most contaminated river in Central America

There are two main reasons for the excessive contamination of the large river: increasing urbanization and government bureaucracy.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 9 December 2016

La Oroya: Over a decade’s wait for justice

From the time Isabel* was born, she has breathed toxic air. She’s had heavy metals in her blood for all 13 years of her young life. Her hometown, La...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 20 October 2016

Peru begins testing La Oroya residents affected by toxic pollution

In May 2016, the IACHR required the Peruvian State to protect the life and integrity of 14 additional people affected by the heavy pollution of La Oroya’s metal smelter. Just last week, medical examinations began to evaluate the levels of heavy metals in the beneficiaries.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Toxic Pollution | 14 September 2016

Supporting Mayan beekeepers in their struggle against GMO soy

We're representing indigenous Mayan beekeepers seeking to preserve their traditional knowledge and maintain their livelihood, which is being affected by the large-scale production of genetically modified soy adjacent to their community.read more

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