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Greenpeace unfurls message at Machu Picchu as COP20 opens

Greenpeace unfurls message at Machu Picchu as COP20 opens

Seven Greenpeace activists sneaked giant banners into  Machu Picchu yesterday on the eve of UN Climate Summit (COP20) and unfurled a message urging world leaders to adopt a new course toward 100% renewable energy by 2050. “Machu Picchu is a place renowned for the power of the sun, it marked our […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Feature

International Analysis: How to Avoid the Climate Change Storm

Op-Ed by Rajendra K. Pachauri, PhD — The Mark News —  Humanity has a critical choice to make. We can continue to ignore the gathering threat of climate change and face growing peril from an increasingly unstable climate system, or we can embrace the many options we have to adapt […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Feature

New Research Points to Vast Deforestation in Peru

New research by the Lima-based Instituto del Bien Comun, a non-governmental organization that promotes indigenous rights and environmental stewardship, has found that 1.42 million hectares (3.5 million acres) have been deforested in the Peruvian Amazon. The Peruvian Amazon Map 2014 said that about 25% of the land that has been cut […]

Peru Loses 40 Percent of its Andean Glaciers

Peru Loses 40 Percent of its Andean Glaciers

Peru’s government says that the country’s Andean glaciers have shrunk by more than 40 percent since the 1970s, state news agency Andina reported. Judith Torres, a specialist on glaciers at Peru’s National Water Authority, ANA, said the government needs to adopt preventative measures in the face of natural disasters and to […]