The EPA said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.
The northernmost tip of South America, home to the Indigenous Wayúu people, is the epicenter of Colombia's nascent wind energy industry. But Wayúu leaders are concerned that the government and wind companies are not dealing fairly with them.
Ash and gas spewing from La Soufriere volcano has sparked a humanitarian emergency on the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as frequent eruptions interfered with the drinking water system and forced thousands of people to leave their homes.
Agricultural workers who had long demanded compensation for pollution caused by a pesticide banned in France but used on the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe finally had a day in court after a nearly 15-year wait.