Natalia A. Bonilla

Natalia A. Bonilla Berríos is a Puerto Rican journalist currently studying for an M.A. in International Relations at the University of York, United Kingdom. Her interest include global issues such as human security and environmental sustainability.

Bonilla Berríos was president of the University of Puerto Rico Student Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In 2009 she established Revista Latitudes, a non-profit online magazine about international affairs, in order to promote student international reporting in her homeland. In 2010, as young journalist, she covered the 5th World Youth Congress in Istanbul, Turkey; in January 2011, she participated in the New York Times Student Journalism Institute in Miami; and in June 2011 she was selected as a Global Reporting Fellow of UNITY to cover the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS. Her graduation thesis is a study of how Puerto Rico’s media is isolating the public from international news.

Stretching across Nicaragua’s west coast, the Maribios volcanic chain may harbor a solution to the country’s energy crisis. The power embedded in those volcanoes is being harvested through geothermal projects, which could help Nicaragua wean itself from its dependence on imported fossil fuels and meet more of its energy demand. A report released by the…

Plans for a radioactive waste dump in Australia, the first such facility of its kind in the country, are encountering trouble because of divisions within the indigenous community where it would be located. Last month, the Australian Senate approved the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill, which proposes the construction of a nuclear waste dump in…

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As the first anniversary of Japan’s nuclear crisis approaches this Sunday, religious and civil groups in Taiwan are preparing massive protests to stop the construction of a fourth atomic plant. On March 11, nearly 100 organizations, including Green Citizens’ Action Alliance (GCAA), are expected to stage a “Bidding Farewell to Nuclear Power Parade” in Taipei,…

For almost six years, a dam project in the Aysén region of Chile (map) has provoked a battle over whether it is the best way to help meet the country’s growing energy demand. The HidroAysén would construct five hydroelectric dams in the Baker and Pascua rivers, delivering an estimated 2,750 megawatts of power to a…

As the COP17 conference concluded in South Africa with what has been called “modest” progress on stemming climate change, a bolder plan in Scotland to reduce emissions and move toward renewable energy faces criticism over costs and lack of planning. A government audit released this month found that Scotland’s plan to reduce emissions by 42…

High electricity costs have troubled Puerto Ricans for years, but the proposed solution from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has raised concerns among citizens and environmental groups. The $450 million Via Verde project calls for a 92-mile natural gas pipeline carrying natural gas from the island’s main plant in the south to other…