A stream originating in Nevado Mismi, a mountain in southern Peru, is said to be the exact source of the Amazon river, the National Geographic Society reported. Global Positioning System (gps)


A truck carrying mercury, spilled its toxic load near a remote Andean village poisoning 47 people, including 7 children. Mercury is the by-product of gold mining and is coveted by villagers for its

Farmers in the Peruvian highlands learn that all s not well with their produce, land and health

One in eight birds will vanish in the next 100 years, says a new report

Marine mammals and seabirds on the coast of Peru, including endangered penguin species, have been deva-stated in the now-fading El Ni


Despite their long history and their prominence in the local diet, potato yields of small Andean farmers are generally low. This is largely due to pest and disease-related losses. Intensified potato

An alternative to the traditional wooden plough has been developed in Peru

After years of decline the vicuna makes a comeback in Peru

A recent nine-day investigation led by Polish explorer and scientist Jacek Palkiewicz, has revealed that the Amazon, one of the world's largest rivers, has its source in an underground glacier in the

AIRBORNE archaeology' is the theme that the artist-photographer Marilyn Bridges tried to convey in her recent exhibition of photographs. The exhibits were on view in the American Museum