An Indigenous Peruvian farmer is suing one of Europe’s largest CO2 emitters, the German energy firm RWE AG, for the costs of protecting his town from flooding. The case is progressing again after delays from COVID-19, and court-appointed experts are evaluating the risk posed by the glacial lake.
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A number of development programs in the high Andes involve Indigenous men but exclude women herders, preventing the potentially vital exchange of knowledge.
Latrines created by vicuñas, wild relatives of llamas, provide vital nutrients for plants on post-glaciated mountain landscapes in the Andes.
A recent panel discussion provided an update on the case of a Peruvian farmer who is taking on one of the world’s largest energy companies over its carbon emissions.
Focusing on ice loss, glacier hazards, and water variability due to climate change, a new study highlights challenges for communities in Peru’s mountain cryosphere systems.
Virtual Indigenous ceremonies reveal the strong bond between mountain communities and their Inca roots.
A new Earth Institute study offers practical lessons in the implementation of conflict sensitive conservation, a first outside of Africa.
Equipped with a field testing kit originally developed within Columbia’s Earth Institute, the “Lead-Free Kids Peru” project has tested hundreds of soil samples for the toxic metal — and dug up some startling results in the process.
In the high Andes of Peru, glacial retreat poses a complex set of challenges related to water supply.