Peru has declared an environmental emergency after tests found people had been contaminated with mercury. The toxic element is used in illegal gold mines in the country.
El Salvador's Parliament has approved a law banning all metal mining projects. The measure aims to protect the impoverished Central American nation's environment - but critics fear it could hurt the economy.
Chevron has won a key challenge against a multi-billion-dollar judgment over polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon with toxic oil waste. But the case is far from over - a challenge is still pending in Canada.
Seven oil spills have taken place in the Peruvian Amazon in 2016 alone. This is directly harming biodiversity and the livelihoods of indigenous people. Why does it keep happening, and what are the long-term consequences?
Stolen penguins and newly discovered sharks are just a few of the environmental events that made headlines this week. Join us as we take a look through these green stories.
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