All photos by Tom Dusenbery.
This is one in a series of interviews with previous winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize. Founded in 1990, the prize is given annually to six grassroots environmentalists working for change around the
A Planet Ark/Reuters correspondent has a story out of Cerro Lindo, Peru about how the town's spanking new mine and another mine in Chile are now pumping seawater high up into the Andes because of a shortage of locally available water. The Cerro Lindo
One more for the "you just can't make up stuff like this" file. On on August 15, 2007, it is reported, an earthquake destroyed all or parts of 80% of the buildings in and around the Peruvian City of Pisco, 'killing more than 500 people and injuring
The Washington Post had an interesting piece out of Nuevo Jerusalem, Peru today highlighting how the Achuar Indians are using new tools against Occidental Petroleum, a California-based company that they say has polluted their local rainforest ecosystem.
Former architect and sister of famous fashion photographer Mario Testino, Giuliana Testino entered the fashion world a few years ago "inspired by the culture and the colors of Peru". When she wanted to start producing her line of sophisticated
Sponsored by Fair Indigo and produced by StoryBridge, this video profiles Angeles Anonimos (Anonymous Angels), a Lima, Peru-based group that trains the disabled and handicapped—regarded by locals as unemployable and often left to beg on the streets—to
The Blacksmith Institute, an NGO that works to solve pollution problems in the developing world, has released its second annual list of the World's Most Polluted Places. This year's list includes two sites each in China, India and Russia, and one site in
A new report by The Nature Conservancy checks off the top 10 threats to marine conservation in South America. The No. 1 villain: Overfishing, but developmental pressures and myriad environmental challenges are no slouches
Magellanic by name, magellanic by game. One penguin took its famous namesake to heart, waddling 5000km—that's 3,100 miles for you non-metric types—from its native Magellan islands in southern Chile to Peru's Paracas national reserve. To put this in
Recurseo, which in Spanish means something like re orientation, is the name of a Peruvian group of designers, architects and artists whose aim is to give new life to discarded materials. "In Peru, Recurseo means 'the vision required to use or adapt
Via Dow Jones Newswire (subscription only): - "A healthy environment and a healthy economy are not in conflict," [US Treasury Secretary] Paulson said during a question and answer session with reporters... "Economic growth is not sustainable if you
SciDev.net reports on a just-published Peruvian clinical study of tuberculosis risk for health care workers, comparing infection rates in clinical settings with, and without, natural ventilation. Health care infection risk associated with patient
Artecnica are a product design studio with a difference, not only do they make beautiful and innovative products, but they make products with a conscience. When I was in LA recently I went to meet the co-founder and art director of Artecnica, Tahmineh