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Green Is The New Black Part 2: Human Tide

David Saddington | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
David Saddington

The suggestions of migrants from the developing world swamping borders of the EU and USA have a very determinist view of the future. These predictions do not appreciate the huge complexity of future climate change and the even larger complexity of humans.

The COP20 Climate Talks Disaster Movie

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

Watching the final debates of COP20, I'm reminded of that scene in every disaster movie where the hero warns those in power that if they don't step outside of the usual protocol and take urgent action the catastrophic (e.g. meteor, monster, aliens) will take place. The good news is, we too are reaching tipping points.

At the Heart of COP20: Loss and Damage

Bianca Jagger | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Bianca Jagger

Over the past thirteen days world leaders and representatives from 195 countries, members of the business community, academics, NGOs, indigenous and grassroots organisations, a total of over 12,000 international visitors have descended on Lima.

John Kerry Slams Climate Deniers at COP 20, Emphasizes 97 Percent Consensus, Mum on KXL

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 12.12.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In his speech today, Sec. Kerry was mum about the Keystone XL pipeline decision that his State Department is responsible for making a recommendation to the President on whether to approve or deny.

The Climate Talks Find an Enemy at COP20: The Fossil Fuel Industry

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.12.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

One theme is emerging loud and clear: if the world is serious about addressing the climate crisis, we must get off fossil fuels--completely. This is a new frame for the climate negotiations and it's revolutionary in its implications.

Don't Forget Family Farmers in the Battle Against Climate Change at COP 20

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Farmers, in addition to producing calories, also preserve biodiversity around the world. Delegates need to recognize that farmers are not just food producers -- but entrepreneurs, teachers and stewards of the land who are on the front lines in the battle against climate change.

The Widows of Saweto

The Verb | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
The Verb

A small delegation of Indigenous women have picked up the flag in place of their late husbands in the fight against illegal loggers encroaching on the their land for timber. They are the new lobbyists to the Peruvian government for land rights.

New Obama State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist

Steve Horn | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The U.S. State Department recently announced that Amos Hochstein, currently the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will take over as the State Department's top international energy diplomat.

The Power Of Women In The Face Of Climate Change

Ariana Childs Graham | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Ariana Childs Graham

Sustainable development, climate change, population, and reproductive health are interconnected and the solutions must match this complexity. A successful climate action plan must include a strong commitment to women's empowerment and reproductive health as one of the pillars to address the great climate change and environmental challenges of our generation.

What Do Birds Have to Do With Anything?

Diane Husic | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Diane Husic

Birds may be just one canary in the climate change "mine." They are important signals of not only environmental disruption, but also of risks to humans.

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Michael Shank | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.

A Force Awakens

Lou Leonard | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Lou Leonard

Okay so, negotiations over a new global climate pact won't break the internet like the new Star Wars trailer. But maybe they should. We are now one year away from the deadline for a new agreement to slow the growing climate crisis.

Climate Meeting in Lima: Setting Key Direction for New International Agreement

Jake Schmidt | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The new agreement will be centered on several key issues including: (a) new emissions reduction targets that countries will commit to implement; (b) investments to support developing countries in their efforts to address climate change; and (c) tools to ensure that countries meet their commitments.

Rare Optimism Ahead Of Lima Climate Talks

AP | KARL RITTER and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Energized by new targets set by China and the United States, the world's top climate polluters, U.N. global warming talks resume M...

Machu Picchu: Planning a Trip to the Inca Ruins

Sharon Hoge | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

No wonder the Spaniard colonists never found Machu Picchu -- five centuries later, getting there is still a challenge.

Prison Officials Deny Van Der Sloot Stabbing Claim

AP | FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian prison officials denied on Monday a claim that convicted killer Joran van der Sloot was stabbed by other inmates in the r...

8 Under-The-Radar Foodie Cities

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The lesser-known dining scenes below are ambitious and unconventional, they're buzzing with new and noteworthy chefs, and they're diverse and unexpected.

New Video Offers Peek At Stephany Flores' Killer Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

Days after Joran van der Sloot was transferred to a remote Peruvian penitentiary, a new video has surfaced featuring the killer behind bars. "I am ...

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...

What Are Your Favorite Things to Do in Lima and Cusco?

Budget Travel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Photo courtesy of Agap13/Dreamstime.com. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel. A few weeks from now, I'll be checking off the number one spot ...

PHOTOS: Nude Cyclists Hit The Streets In Peruvian Protest

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

Hundreds of nude men and women took to the streets of Lima, Peru this past weekend to protest the traffic problems afflicting their country and promot...

5.5 Quake Hits Peruvian Capital

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake has shaken Lima but no damage or injuries have been reported. The 5.8-magnitude quake was struck a...

LOOK: A Rough Life On The Outskirts Of Lima

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Latino Voices

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A little more than a half hour by car from the touristy Lima of fine cuisine and breezy seaside promenades is the soup kitchen whe...

Pre-Incan Tomb, Corpses Unearthed In Peru

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

LIMA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - An archaeological site in the midst of Peru's bustling capital has yielded yet another pre-Incan prize, an undisturbed Wari...

This Is Not Your Average Hotel

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel

When is hotel not just a hotel? When it's a picture frame, of course. The provisionally named "Unbalance Hotel" is set to be built into the side o...