As Peru’s tropical glaciers retreat, farmers are using traditional knowledge of plants to absorb toxic metals ... and leading climate change tours

Although China's huge investments in Latin American resources have generated environmental and social problems, Chinese companies operating in the continent have sometimes surpassed global peers in

Three new species of dragon-like lizards have been discovered in the Andes of Peru and Ecuador. The woodlizards were found after scientists took DNA samples.

CEO of cocoa producer, United Cacao, has deforested about 7,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest, an Environmental Investigation Agency report alleges

(Reuters) - Peru's capital city Lima was shaken by an earthquake on Wednesday, causing buildings to tremble but with no immediate reports of injuries or damages, said Reuters witnesses on the scene

For the first time scientists have been able to capture and document how the behaviour of wild animals changes prior to an earthquake - a development which may help with short-term seismic forecast

Seven people were killed and more were feared dead in Peru after a massive landslide buried parts of a town amid heavy rains, authorities said on Tuesday.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wild animals can predict earthquakes several weeks before they strike, and motion-activated cameras that track their movements could be adopted in quake-prone

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Tacna in southern Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Exploitation of the extensive polymetallic deposits of the Andean Altiplano in South America since precolonial times has caused substantial emissions of neurotoxic lead (Pb) into the atmosphere; however, its historical significance compared to recent Pb pollution from leaded gasoline is not yet resolved. We present a comprehensive Pb emission history for the last two millennia for South America, based on a continuous, high-resolution, ice core record from Illimani glacier.