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Peru becomes the first country in South America to have a climate change law
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 17, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru becomes the first country in South America to have a climate change law

This morning Peru led the way in South America with the first Law for Climate Change being officially signed by Martin Vizcarra in the government palace. The new law, unanimously  Full Article »

Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park faces mounting deforestation from oil drilling
Posted by Michael Krumholtz on Apr 17, 2018 Leave a comment

Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park faces mounting deforestation from oil drilling

  Continued oil drilling in Ecuador’s prized Yasuni National Park has led to significant deforestation despite government attempts at regulation in the region. Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP)  Full Article »

Latin American countries finalize a historic accord to protect environmental activists
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 8, 2018 Leave a comment

Latin American countries finalize a historic accord to protect environmental activists

  A historic treaty has been agreed upon in San Jose, Costa Rica this weekend to provide protection for environmental activists and “democratize” environmental issues in Latin America and the  Full Article »

Arequipa’s UNSA and Purdue University team to accelerate sustainable solutions
Posted by Jess Rapp on Nov 2, 2017 Leave a comment

Arequipa’s UNSA and Purdue University team to accelerate sustainable solutions

A research and innovation alliance between the Universidad Nacional De San Agustin (UNSA) in Arequipa and Indiana’s Purdue University is in the works.

Natural gas production comes to off-the-grid regions
Posted by Daniel Sanchez on Oct 4, 2017 3 comments

Natural gas production comes to off-the-grid regions

Peru’s first small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) facility is about to open, which will provide a new energy production alternative that could revitalize industry in remote areas of the country.

Peru stepping up its natural disaster response protocol
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru stepping up its natural disaster response protocol

In light of the recent earthquakes in Mexico that have left more than 250 people dead, the Minister of Defense Jorge Nieto called a meeting on September 20 to discuss  Full Article »

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining

On the afternoon of Friday, September 22, a group of Peruvian police officers belonging to the Environmental Protection Authority of Peru (DEPMA) was ambushed in the region of Madre de Dios  Full Article »

Agriculture in Peru resilient after 2017 El Niño Costero phenomenon
Posted by Daniel Sanchez on Sep 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Agriculture in Peru resilient after 2017 El Niño Costero phenomenon

Peru was the country most deeply affected by the El Niño Costero phenomenon that spanned between 2016 and 2017 and led to extensive flooding along the Pacific coast of South  Full Article »

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 12, 2017 1 comment

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter

Peru’s environment ministry has proposed modifying laws restricting sulfur dioxide emissions to attract buyers for a century-old poly-metallic smelter. The Doe Run owned smelter and neighboring Cobriza copper mine priced  Full Article »

Peru’s state oil firm looks to grow amid industry chaos
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 7, 2017 1 comment

Peru’s state oil firm looks to grow amid industry chaos

Petroperu may issue bonds to finance the $3.5 billion Talara refinery upgrade as the state oil firm looks to expand operations after key structural changes. Reuters reports that Peru’s finance  Full Article »