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Power struggles in Bolivia as gas drilling threatens national parks

Power struggles in Bolivia as gas drilling threatens national parks

In the heart of Bolivia, the Tariquía reserve faces upheaval as the government pursues gas reserves, igniting conflict and economic uncertainty.

Thomas Graham reports for The Guardian.

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COP28: El Niño in South America is a preview of a world under climate change

Dengue, drought, and floods are hammering Peru and Bolivia this year. At the UN climate talks, they’re seeking justice.
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Climate change: Lake Titicaca on drought alert since end of July

Lake Titicaca, located between Peru and Bolivia, has been on drought alert since the end of July. The cause is high temperatures and lack of rain, with major consequences for the local population.

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A drought alert for receding Lake Titicaca has Indigenous communities worried for their future

Authorities in Bolivia have declared a drought alert for Lake Titicaca after water levels of the world's highest navigable lake receded to a critically low threshold.
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Climate change, tourists impact Bolivia’s flamingo habitats

Bolivia's salt flats, colored lagoons and flamingo sanctuaries attract thousands of visitors every year. But climate change and tourists are endangering the country’s rich flora and fauna.

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Unchecked deforestation destroying evidence of lost Amazon civilisation

Cutting down trees in Bolivia’s Beni region not only damages the environment, it obliterates ancient remains: ‘That part of the archaeological archive is lost’.

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In the western Amazon, oil blocks eat away at Indigenous lands, protected areas

In the western Amazon, oil blocks eat away at Indigenous lands, protected areas

A total of 1,647 Indigenous territories and 52 protected areas are affected by encroaching oil lots in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, some of them subsumed entirely within concessions.

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