Deforestation in Peru has slowed since peaking at nearly 180,000 hectares (700 square miles) in 2014 when swaths of the Amazon were illegally cleared for oil palm plantations, the head of the country’s forest service said recently.
Recently residents who helped block the spill’s advance say they saw oil several kilometers down the ravine below the point where the Northern Peruvian Pipeline broke. They say rain washed some of the oil out of the ravine and into a palm swamp.
An elephant seal from Antarctica recently appeared in the Costa Verde due to a slight cooling of the coast.
Peru will face a “new normal” as greater agricultural and energy demands, population growth and climate change chip away at what is left of its glaciers, according to a recent article in the Yale Journal of International Affairs. Glacial retreat could ultimately lead to conflict in the country, the author found.
Biologists from the Universities of Exeter and Glasgow, along with scientists from Peru, captured the footage during an expedition to survey and document animal life in a remote, high altitude forest in the Cerros del Sira, a rugged mountain range close to the Andes in Huánuco, central Peru.
El Nino is triggered by a change in wind speed across the Pacific. The prevailing winds usually flow from east to west, which pushes the warm surface waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean towards Indonesia. This allows cool water to well up around the coast of South America. The cool water is rich in nutrients and fish, providing rich pickings for the Peruvian fishing industry.
For the first time in Peru, scientists have implanted tracking devices in a pair of Andean condors to be released back into the wild, according Jessica Galvez, director of Wildlife Sustainable Management at the National Forestry Service, or Serfor.
A recent article published on the web magazine news.mongabay.com complaint that Peru is planning a series of huge hydroelectric dams on the 1,700-kilometer (1,056-mile) Marañón River, which begins in the Peruvian Andes and is the main source of the Amazon River.
The Quelccaya Ice Cap is a tropical glacier, located 18,000 feet above sea level. For decades now scientists have observed rapid melting in the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru.
A prominent group of scientists have sounded the alarm over forest clearing by a cacao company in the Peruvian Amazon.
Population growth and the expansion of unregulated mining activity have increasingly contaminated the 8,300-square-kilometer (3,200-square-mile) lake. But as the population around the lake has expanded over the last 30 years, so has the amount of human and industrial waste – and there are growing calls for the tide of pollution to be stemmed.
A new analysis of satellite images indicate that deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon significantly increased last year, according to a senior official.
After two weeks of difficult negotiations and a nail-biting finale, delegates in Lima laid the groundwork for a successful international climate agreement in Paris next year.
Lima has underscored what we already knew: that the official negotiators are just not capable of cracking the issues on the table.
More than a third of the surface of glaciers in Peru’s Andes mountains lost in the last 40 years, according to a study by the National Water Authority (ANA -in spanish) recently presented.