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Peruvian Amazon

Of Naturalists and Nature Amid the Richness of the Andes

Steve Zack | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

Our natural world, so wondrous and so valuable to the quality of our lives and to the integrity of our breathing planet, needs a renewed commitment to its conservation.

Amazon Natives FAR More Susceptible To Mercury Poisoning, Study Finds

AP | CARLA SALAZAR | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

LIMA, Peru -- A study of mercury contamination from rampant informal gold mining in Peru's Amazon says indigenous people who get their protein mostly ...

50 Shades Of Green Travel

Irene Lane | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Irene Lane

While many journalists, philosophers, scientists and lay people debated the significance of the Mayan calendar finishing last December 21, one fact that was consistently overlooked was that the Mayans celebrated the end of their calendar as it was regarded as a new beginning.

Compromise is Hard: The Problems and Promise of REDD+

Susanna Murley | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green
Susanna Murley

Essentially, these programs would be funded by developed nations to help pay for community forestry projects in developing countries, if the communities can demonstrate that their efforts are saving forests.

Patty Webster Used To Be A Tour Guide; Now She's A Hero In Peru

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the 1990s, Patty Webster was a tour guide in the Peruvian Amazon. Like many other adventurers, however, she found that some of the most interesting...

Victory in the Amazon

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

This recent clash between indigenous peoples and the Peruvian national police sends a powerful message from the Amazon jungle straight to Washington.

Indigenous Protest and State Violence in the Peruvian Amazon: How the Media Misrepresents

John Gibler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Gibler

The initial media response to the violence obscured the order and nature of events and thus the responsibility for violence, converting a bloody police raid into generic "clashes."