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Joran Van Der Sloot Moved To Remote Peruvian Prison

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, has been moved to a remote Peruvia...

Species Migrating Upslope Due to Climate Change in Tropical Montane Cloud Forests of Peru May Meet a Grass Ceiling

Keith Peterman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Working at the high-elevation treeline where closed-canopy cloud forest forests meets open alpine vegetation, Evan is trying to understand how these forests will adapt to climate change.

Visiting the Driest Place on Earth

Charlotte Temple | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

When I learned there was a place on this earth where there has been almost no measurable rainfall...ever...my curiosity was piqued, and I booked a trip to this extraordinary place -- the Atacama desert in northern Chile.

The Not-So-Hidden Costs of Gold Mining

Hippo Reads | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Hippo Reads

Today, gold's importance in the collective imagination is rivaled only by its status in the global commodity market where, until recently, it was considered one of the world's safest investments.

First Time to Peru? 10 Best Things to Do and See

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

While attempting to recreate Hiram Bingham's 1911 trek and "discovery" of Machu Picchu, Adams also reflects on the Inca Civilization that built these ancient cities throughout Peru in the 13th -16th centuries and its final showdown with Spain in the mid 1500's.

PHOTOS: This Ancient Freeze-Drying Technique Hasn't Changed In 1,500 Years

AP | JUAN KARITA | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- For centuries, people in Bolivia's high Andes have eaten freeze-dried potatoes, taking advantage of freezing mountain temperatures ...

New predator alert! Oh wait, it's adorable

OnEarth | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Melissa Mahony, OnEarthThere's a new predator in town--but fortunately, it's an adorable one. Actually, this animal has been around for 3 to 4 mill...

LOOK: Peruvian Villagers Settle Scores In Andean Fighting Ritual

AP | By FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The brightly hued ski masks come off, and the punching and kicking begin. Only once a judge has ruled one of the combatants licked...

1,600 Years Of Ice In Andes Melted In 25 Years, Scientists Say

The New York Times | JUSTIN GILLIS | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indicat...

Building Rural Libraries Close to Heaven

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

How do you bring the world to a remote Andean village? More than the world, how do you give kids in your birth village access to knowledge beyond the school curriculum and local folklore?

Hope for the Holidays: Still "Alive" 40 Years Later

Nando Parrado | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Nando Parrado

When I was at the top of an 18,000-foot peak with Roberto Canessa, looking at the vast scenery of snowy peaks surrounding us, we knew we were going to die. There was absolutely no way out.

Spiritual Sex: Quechua Wisdom

Linda E. Savage | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

I have just returned from Peru and there is so much to share about my two weeks in this incredibly beautiful country. However, what I really want to write about is a bit of what I learned about their cosmologies.

Colorful New Lizard Species Discovered

Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Researchers have discovered a new species of lizard in a strange place. The brightly colored, wat...

Small Town Life In The Peruvian Andes

Leora Novick | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

Life here in Rumira is simple: The locals don't ask for much and receive exactly that.

Avoiding Bottled Water Even While Abroad

Pam Grout | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Here's a raised glass of water to SteriPEN and the amazing technology that keeps travelers safe no matter where they are.

Author Tells Jon Stewart About Machu Picchu

Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel

Writer Mark Adams looks, as Jon Stewart puts it in the clip below, like a mix of Jon "I'm a P.C." Hodgman and Drew Carey, but that didn't stop him fro...

Plane Crash Over Argentina's Patagonia Leaves No Survivors

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A turboprop plane carrying 22 people crashed and exploded in Argentina's southern Patagonia region, killing all on boa...

Mexican Drug Lords Importing Beauty Queens

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mexican drug lords may be importing more than cocaine from the Andean region. It looks as if they're also bringing in beauty queens and models as girl...

Climate Change's Economic Assault On The Andes

AP | ANDREW WHALEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LIMA, Peru — Global climate change threatens the complete disappearance of the Andes' tropical glaciers within the next 20 years, putting precio...