A leading Brazilian scientist discusses the challenges faced by the country, which has the world’s third-highest number of COVID-19 cases
The gold-mining boom in southeastern Amazon is driving high levels of mercury contamination
A recent rupture of Peru’s 39-year-old northern crude oil pipeline has terrified Kukama villagers along the Marañón River
Three out of four children in remote communities have blood lead levels higher than those considered excessive in the U.S.
The Peruvian Amazon struggles to adapt to a warmer, drier future
The mud used to make adobe homes soaked up centuries of mercury emissions and scientists are trying to determine if the walls pose a health hazard
The trees and vegetation of the Peruvian Amazon are adapting to a warmer, drier future--but can they adapt fast enough?
Black-carbon emissions from newer stoves, designed to be safer, were higher than those from traditional fire hearths, a new study finds
Scientists used to think the Amazon was too wet to burn, but a warming Atlantic Ocean is drawing moisture away from the rainforest
Thousands of dead or dying dolphins have washed ashore in Peru since January, a marine mystery potentially caused by a combination of stress, pollution and disease
Merchants, townspeople in Peru face similar risks to gold miners
Melting sacred glaciers and other fundamental changes confront the Andes's Quechua-speaking farmers
In Peru, as glaciers decline and droughts increase, conflict and tension rise