Climate Change

El Niño: A Look at 10,000 Years in Seashell Fossils

El Niño: A Look at 10,000 Years in Seashell Fossils

The El Niño phenomenon, or southern oscillation, which we are experiencing today occurs every few years in the Pacific, affecting weather patterns on and beyond its shores.  The warm ocean current has certainly affected the Peruvian economy in the past four decades, but it also influenced the destiny of pre-Hispanic civilizations […]

Secretary of State Kerry Gives Impassioned Speech for Climate Action

Secretary of State Kerry Gives Impassioned Speech for Climate Action

United States Secretary of State John Kerry gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations climate talks that wrap up in Lima on Friday, urging all countries – big and small – to tackle climate change. In his speech at the venue, Kerry addressed one of the main divides between […]

Chefs promote sustainable cooking at COP20

Chefs promote sustainable cooking at COP20

By Paula Dupraz-Dobias As negotiations at the United Nations climate change summit run into their last stretch after nearly two weeks of deliberations, top world leaders took a brief pit stop to savor food prepared sustainably, by two of the country’s top chefs. Gaston Acurio, world-renown for elevating the country’s […]

Greenpeace Faces Backlash for Nazca Lines Stunt

Greenpeace Faces Backlash for Nazca Lines Stunt

A stunt by global campaigner Greenpeace to promote the use of renewable energies has riled Peru’s government after archaeologists reported that the activists have damaged a fragile archaeological site. Greenpeace activists from a number of countries snuck into the area of the famous Nazca Lines in southern Peru, and worked through the night to […]