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Cooking on the Amazon River With Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 12.25.2014 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

We spent five days learning about the cuisine of this area through the cooking of chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Aboard the Aqua Amazon is where he can get creative with Amazonian ingredients like camu camu berries, wild cashews and a very interesting nut.

How Some Peruvians Celebrate Christmas

Posted 12.25.2014 | World

BY LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY Christmas should be a time for peace and joy, but, as we all know, “quality time” with family and friends can drive...

Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

Central and South American countries stand at a key crossroads; as environmentally and economically vulnerable countries, they have much to lose in the face of devastating climate change.

COP20: Rounding the Turn on the Road to Paris

Carl Pope | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

A new and genuine, if inadequate, global climate architecture has been teed up for next year in Paris. But whether Paris serves as the foundation for steadily more ambitious climate progress or is the marker of the reality that that world will not break the back of fossil-fuel dominance is going to be determined by how the world community reacts to five new realities.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

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.

Greenpeace Offends Peru With Nazca Lines Stunt

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

Greenpeace is apologizing to the people of Peru after pulling a stunt at the site of the sacred Nazca lines. Government officials claim the action dam...

John Kerry Calls on All Nations to Act Responsibly at UN Climate Conference in Lima, Peru

Keith Peterman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Kerry stated, "If we fail, future generations will not and should not forgive those of us here today. It will be an historic moral failure."

People's Climate March in Lima Unites Citizen Voices of the Americas

Keith Peterman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Governments and their negotiators gathered in Lima for the UN climate conference (COP 20) must produce a meaningful agreement that will save our planet from the devastating effects of climate disruption.

Searching for Stress Relief

Melissa Heisler | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Now today I am healthier than I have ever been. I will not lie to you and say every day is perfect, but I have learned how to make each and every day be the best it can be. I have a daily routine that keeps me centered to weather any storm.

Ban Ki-Moon's Provides Cautious Optimism for a Positive Outcome at UN Climate Conference

Keith Peterman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Ban opened the session with apologies for canceling his briefing scheduled for an earlier time slot this morning. For a world leader who has extraordinary responsibilities, he exudes a genuine, gentle personality. His intellect and temperament likely serve him well in the negotiating room.

Listening to People of the Amazon During COP 20: A Story of Land Rights

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
Winnie Byanyima

I am here in Peru to push world leaders to act on climate change at the UNFCCC climate change negotiations but away from the diplomats and the conference centre, I went to listen to the people being directly affected by another area Oxfam works on, land rights.

On Gender Day, Peru Steps Forward as the First South American Country to Develop a Climate Change Gender Action Plan

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

A total score of 26/73 places Peru in the Moderate Performers Group, however these findings demonstrate an important opportunity to strengthen and substantiate progress on gender-responsive environment and climate policy and implementation.

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.

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.

On Eve of Climate Talks in Lima, Assassinations of Indigenous Leaders Loom Large

Forest Trends | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Edwin Chota at a meeting discussing the practices of sustainable timber harvesting. Photo: Emory Richey Diana Rios Rengifo looked determined as she ...

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

What a Clean Energy Partnership Can Look Like

Stefan M. Selig | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Stefan M. Selig

With both trade and climate change making news in recent weeks, it is fitting that I just completed my first official trade policy mission as Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.

Reaching New Heights in Peru: How One Woman Conquered a Mountain, Fear of Heights, Achy Joints and All

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Amy Schoenberger

I thought about the contaminated drinking water, the multiple flights, the steep, scary climbs, fear that I would hold back my much more athletic travel companions, the potential debilitating altitude sickness, and the list goes on.

Ben Fogle Reveals His Most Memorable Travel Moments

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Adventurer, TV personality and author Ben Fogle tells us about his most memorable encounters across the globe, ahead of the latest series of Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild.

Astoria Characters: The Sidewalk Library

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

On the sidewalk, under the tree, there's a fire-engine-red box with a glass door. It's filled with books for everyone on the block to borrow.

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...