The project would cut diagonally through sensitive mountain forest regions, the largest on the island, home to much of Puerto Rico's biodiversity.
Right-wing President Sebastian Piñera's popularity rate is at 31 percent, down from 63 percent approval months earlier.
The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.
The energy's always greener on the other side...of the world, that is. Particularly, in China.
Humane Society International and heavy metal musicians are calling upon the Canadian government to cancel the 2011 commercial seal killings.
Although species extinction caused by habitat loss is not as dire a problem as initially believed, the global extinction crisis is still a real threat.
On May 12, the Cuban government took advantage of an international meeting on oil drilling safety in Trinidad and Tobago to announce that drilling is about to begin for offshore wells in deep water off Cuba's northeastern coast.
Some 80,000 workers stopped work in mid March at hydroelectric plants, refineries, and electric generating facilities in "the biggest social protest by workers in many years," according to upsidedownworld.org.
International trade union leaders are calling for decisive and ambitious climate action centered on social protections, doubling the number of green and decent jobs and ensuring a just transition to a greener future.
The Japanese Communist Party has called on all successive governments to make a drastic change in the atomic energy administration and has opposed additional construction plans.