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Welcome to the Jungle: Teens Meet in Peru to Learn About Gender and Conservation

The Advice Project | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
The Advice Project

Waking up at the crack of dawn with a group of twelve teens and women isn't an easy task, but we had a flight to catch from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, so it couldn't be helped.

Travel and Privilege: Why Is International Travel Easy for Nationals of Some Countries, But Not for Others?

The Advice Project | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
The Advice Project

Advice Project Cameroon Program Manager, Fomuso Blessing Nabila, and two teens from our class in Bamenda, Cameroon (Gaelle and Shneider), spent over 30 hours traveling due to a myriad of visa complications and problems with airline and airport officials.

Astoria Characters: The Flamenco Dancer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.21.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

If there's one steady thing that can be said of Gabriela Granados, it's that she can't sit still. A woman of fluid movement, Gabriela bends her body into a stiff office chair.

Temporary Lack of Amenities Taught Me to Appreciate What I Have

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.15.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

In my daily routine I often forget about how fortunate I am to have certain luxuries such as running water, electricity and a fast Internet connection. To us, these amenities may seem expected because we live in a developed country. However, during my recent 45-day adventure to Peru, I had an enlightening experience.

Why 'Laudato Si' Should be on the Reading List of Every CEO

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Upon reading the much anticipated Papal Encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si', I found myself immediately looking for ways to get it into the hands of the CEOs I know. As I see it, the Pope's messages for business leaders are as follows.

An African in Peru

Craig Howes | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel
Craig Howes

Thats me, standing at the edge of a massive drop off infront of me. Classic Peruvian Landscape. I'd been up since 4am, tired from the shooting I h...

WATCH: Meet a Rare Monkey-Eating Eagle

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

Timing is everything in the Amazon rainforest. So when wildlife photographer Jeff and I heard that there was a harpy eagle nest near the Refugio Amazonas jungle lodge, we knew that we had a narrow window of opportunity to see these rare birds caring for their young.

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blog...

Between Life and Death: Deepening the Love Groove

Susan Fauman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Fauman

A few weeks ago, a dear teacher friend of mine died after having been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer just a few weeks before. He had been ill for quite...

Neymar and Douglas Costa Give Brazil Late Win Against Peru

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil appeared headed for a draw until Neymar, in extra time, deftly found Douglas Costa on the right of the box, who subsequently slid the ball past the Peru goalkeeper's left hand to give coach Dunga an impressive record of 11 consecutive victories.

The Faces of the Peruvian Andes

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

I landed in Cuzco, Peru, and then headed to Machu Picchu. Below are the people I met along the way. These are tough people living at high altitudes...

New EIA Report Details Trade Deal Failure to Support the Environment

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Ilana Solomon

As EIA's report demonstrates, however, simply including environmental obligations in trade pacts provides no guarantee that environmental protections will improve in reality.

Places To Stay If You Don't Have Vertigo

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Sleep in a cliff-edge transparent pod or swim in an infinity pool 650 feet above ground by staying at these hotels in high places (literally).

Why Did A Peruvian Artist Bury Gold In An Abandoned Mansion?

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Have you ever gone hunting for gold? Brooklyn-based artist Iván Sikic’s new installation, "LOOT" ("SAQUEO" in Spanish), revives that childhood drea...

One Way to Save the Oceans? Eat More Forage Fish

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

So how do we stop overfishing, and encourage fish populations to rebound? It's an achievable goal, when tackled with a country-by-country approach.

A Lesson in Love, Life and Sunsets

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

I knew Shalin Shah only briefly. But I can honestly say that Shalin was one of the most courageous, purpose-driven and extraordinary individuals I have ever met.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Pushes Back Against Environmentalist Trade Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Wednesday released a report documenting its efforts to protect the environment through trade enforcement, th...

Peru's Cocaine Backpackers Bear The Risks Of A Flourishing Trade

AP | FRANKLIN BRICENO and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

HUANTA, Peru (AP) — The lung-searing ascents into the Andean highlands aren't what worry the untold hundreds of young men who hump backpacks loaded ...

Local Taste: A Pisco Pilgrimage

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From Peru to Chile, travel to the origin of this South American specialty to discover what exactly what makes it so appealing.

Peru's Accidental President Speaks

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 06.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Ximena Ortiz

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo told me, half-jokingly, that he exists in the error margin of the world of probabilities. Indeed, his rise shouldn't have been. Toledo doesn't just come from poverty. He was born of a poverty so dire, his siblings were dying of it.

WATCH: Crazy Caterpillar With Erupting Tentacles

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

On my recent travels through the Peruvian Amazon, I came upon the craziest caterpillar that I have ever seen, and subsequently yelled at it for hours.

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

Peruvian Cuisine Today -- Fusion Flavors and Superfoods

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 06.27.2015 | Taste
Manuel Villacorta

It's no surprise that contemporary Peruvian cuisine is sweeping up the world, since Peruvian food already embraces so many different cultures. Peruvian food is marked by complexities dating back to the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century.

Ben Hallman

I Misplaced My Fancy Camera On Assignment In Peru, But My iPhone Saved The Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Technology

An iPhone photo from my reporting trip to Peru ended up headlining our investigation.

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest

David Code | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
David Code

Exploring Peru is more like adventure-travel than it is relaxing-travel, but these few tips can save you a ton of money and aggravation: don't hike the Inca Trail, visit Machu Picchu in the late afternoon, and leave Peru's complex logistics to Kuoda Travel and Rainforest Expeditions.