Indigenous protesters in Peru seized oil wells in an Amazonian oil block on Tuesday and said they also planned to halt output in a neighboring concession to press the government to address pollutio

Peru Monday announced it is withdrawing as host of the 2016 Dakar Rally "due to concerns about the El Nino weather phenomenon," state news agency Andina reported.

Projected future trends in water availability are associated with large uncertainties in many regions of the globe. In mountain areas with complex topography, climate models have often limited capabilities to adequately simulate the precipitation variability on small spatial scales. Also, their validation is hampered by typically very low station density. In the Central Andes of South America, a semi-arid high-mountain region with strong seasonality, zonal wind in the upper troposphere is a good proxy for interannual precipitation variability.

A new species of titi monkey was recently discovered in the Urubamba river region of Peru, according to New Scientist.

Many of world’s frogs may be at risk of extinction, but something new always hops up in the amphibian world.

Peru is in a time when it needs a water miracle. Thank goodness we have engineers like those at UTEC, and a government that is working to improve water sanitation.

Over one million hectares, flora, fauna and people at risk from government failure to act

In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding.

Most studies of the causes of diarrhoea in low-income and middle-income countries have looked at severe disease in people presenting for care, and there are few estimates of pathogen-specific diarrhoea burdens in the community. The researchers undertook a birth cohort study with not only intensive community surveillance for diarrhoea but also routine collection of non-diarrhoeal stools from eight sites in South America, Africa, and Asia.

Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency in towns in 14 regions to brace for possible damage from the climate pattern El Nino in the rainy season, state media reported Sunday.

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