Global climate change is becoming the threat we all feared in Peru. Independent Television News has posted a video of how a large chunk of ice fell into an Andean lake, triggering a tsunami that may have killed three people.
Last week Peru's government approved wind, solar, micro hydro, and biomass energy projects that will add 500 megawatts of clean, renewable energy, meeting 12% of the current electricity needs of the country.
One of Peru's most popular musicians has released an optimistic climate change anthem as the title track of his newest album Amazonas. While Pedro Suarez-Vertiz has produced numerous hits, he is also well known for writing socially conscious songs. For these reasons, he is a beloved musician and celebrity in Peru. He has also gained [...]
NBC News ran a fantastic 3.5 minute segment last week about Peru's emerging water crisis. As the country's Andean glaciers melt, this will mean less water and electricity for everyone. We lived in Huaraz last year near the ice formerly known as the Pastoruri Glacier (shown in the video). It's a serious issue that's getting [...]
On Friday I wrote about how the Lima district of San Borja planned to light an eco-friendly Christmas Tree using LED lights, wind power, solar power, and bicycles. As promised, here are several photos of the beautiful tree. Click here to see the rest of the photos on Greenupgrader
Tonight the Lima district of San Borja plans to light an emissions-free Christmas tree in a popular park as part of event called "Magic, Light, and Color: the Energy You Generate." The 11 meter high tree will display LED Christmas lights powered by a combination 10 bicycles, a wind turbine, and two small solar panels [...]
My friends over at the news source Living in Peru posted an interesting story last week about how Peru's police force is planning to conduct regular paragliding patrols over Lima's 90 beaches this year. My first thought-- "this is cool." My second thought-- "is it really going to work?" For those people who have never [...]
This article was originally published on ecopolitology.org-- a website covering the politics of energy and the environment. While it's not news to most of us who work in or follow international conservation, Peru's El Comercio newspaper ran a story today about how only 8 park rangers patrol Alto Purús National Park. Alto Purús is the [...]
A gang in the remote Peruvian jungle has been killing people for their fat, police charged Thursday, draining it from their corpses and offering it on the black market for use in cosmetics.