Archive for the ‘Peru’ Category

Hijacking A River: Peru’s Water Tensions Boil Over Into Climate Change Strikes

Courtesy of The Guardian, a report on an unfolding in the Peruvian region of Espinar, where people are outraged about a proposed irrigation scheme that will deprive them of water.  As the article notes: “…The plan was to go from the Four Lakes district in Peru’s Cusco province up to the communities in the Espinar […]

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Melting Andean Glaciers May Leave South America High & Dry

According to a recent report, about 99 percent of the Chacaltaya glacier in Bolivia has disappeared since 1940. Such loss of glaciers in the Andes mountain range is threatening the water supply of 30 million people in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, leaving mountain communities, agriculture, and entire ecosystems high and dry. For example, as noted […]

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