Hot reason to visit Cusco & Machu Picchu, Peru: sustainability

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Lima, Peru: organic (plus vegan and artisan) in the hip Barranco

Green Traveler Guides

| Awesome Eco Scene | In the past few years, Lima’s renowned food scene has grown to include an ever-increasing array of organic, vegetarian and artisan restaurants, cafés and craftsmen. There’s even a new Lima Bio Mapa (Green Map) that calls out venues for organic fairs and farmers markets, “conscious shopping,” and wellness offerings. But for the […].

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Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens

Green (Living) Review

The country of Peru is looking to provide free electricity to over 2 million of its poorest citizens by harvesting energy from the sun. The energy minister has said that when the project is finished, the scheme will allow 95% of Peru to have access to electricity by the end of 2016. Eva Morales green living Peru solar power

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Geoengineering: Peru Paints Mountain White to Save Glacier

Green Living Ideas

Alice might ask a similar question if Wonderland was in Peru, and she [.] [ Geoengineering: Peru Paints Mountain White to Save Glacier from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming andes climate change geoengineering glacier Peru World Bank

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Israel Corporation Subsidiary to Build 510 MW Hydro Project in Peru

Green Prophet

Israel Corporation subsidiary Inkia Energy has signed an engineering procurement contract for the construction of a huge 510 MW hydro-electric project in Peru. Peru is a country that already gets 48% of its electricity from hydropower, which depends on water at elevation for its operation. About half of the power produced by all three proposed hydro projects will go to the mining industry in Peru, which accounts for 59% of all its exports.

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Local activists are paying with their life to protect their forests in Peru

Green (Living) Review

Peru is a prime example. Sadly, this phenomenon is not confined to Peru. Edwin Chota was killed in the forest he had fought to protect. The Peruvian environmental activist had appealed to his government for help after receiving death threats from the illegal loggers that plagued the area around his village, deep in the Amazon rainforest.

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Thousands Of Dolphin Deaths Since January Likely Tied To Oil Exploration In Peru

Eco Friendly Daily

Recent deaths of dolphins along Peru are suspected to be victims of another form of water noise pollution, acoustic blasts. Beginning in January, large numbers of deceased dolphins began covering a ninety-mile stretch of Peru shores. The cause of the deaths is not yet conclusive, although experts have pointed to the likely cause being acoustic tests being performed by oil companies off the shore of Peru.

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New Year’s resolutions for green travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Alaska Australia Chile Costa Rica Croatia Europe Kenya Masai Mara North America Osa Peninsula Peru South America Sweden United States Croatia truffles Great Ocean Road Green Travel News Kenai Fjords Masai Kuku Group Ranch Reuters River Klaralven Tambopata Torres del Paine PatagoniaTis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year's resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler.

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

Green Traveler Guides

Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protesters

Green (Living) Review

Law exempts soldiers and police from criminal responsibility if they cause injuries or deaths Some of the recent media coverage about the fact that more than 50 people in Peru – the vast majority of them indigenous – are on trial following protests and fatal conflict in the Amazon over five years ago missed a crucial point.

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Billboard Extracts Clean Drinking Water from Air (Photos)

Green Prophet

Like the Middle East, parts of Peru suffer from a chronic water shortage. “The aim is to awaken the vocation to study engineering making it more attractive to young people and prepare them to become highly qualified professionals who apply science, technology and innovation for sustainable development of Peru.” Cleantech, Science & Technology Gulf Middle East Peru water shortage

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The Green Buzz: Friday, May 17

Cool Green Science

Animals Climate Change Environmental News Global Warming The Green Buzz Amazon cars daily news environmental news gardening global warming green news jaguar LED melting glaciers Mongabay Mount Everest NY Times Peru Peruvian Amazon roadkill scientific american tomatoes Treehugger Happy National Bike to Work Day! After you lock up your wheels, read today’s green news: If climate scientists overwhelmingly agree on global warming, why doesn’t the public? ( NY Times ).

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Karl Marx and the Metabolic Rift Theory

Green Blog

An example of a global metabolic rift and its consequences can be seen in the 19th century trade in guano (bird droppings) and nitrates from Peru and Chile to Europe. So this metabolic rift between town and country resulted in the loss of soil fertility in Great Britain and other nations which in turn led to the global trade of guano and nitrates from Peru and Chile.

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SoHo: a Great Place to be Alternative (Apparel, That Is)

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion alternative apparel fabrics fair fashion Fashion New York City organic cotton peru SoHo spring Photograph courtesy of Turner PR and Alternative Apparel. With multiple retail spaces thriving on the West Coast, it was only a matter of time before the eco-friendly apparel company, Alternative , opened its first New York City location. On Thursday, May 15, I trekked from Brooklyn feeling the pull of electricity to the new SoHo store’s grand opening.

SoHo: a Great Place to be Alternative

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion Uncategorized alternative apparel fabrics fair fashion Fashion New York City organic cotton peru SoHo spring Photograph courtesy of Turner PR and Alternative Apparel. With multiple retail spaces thriving on the West Coast, it was only a matter of time before the eco-friendly apparel company, Alternative , opened its first New York City location. On Thursday, May 15, I trekked from Brooklyn feeling the pull of electricity to the new SoHo store’s grand opening.

Daily Demand and Supply: Let's hear it for 'The Boy'

Environmental Economics

In California, they're counting on it to end a historic drought; in Peru, they've declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar. It's El Niño — most likely, the largest in well over a decade, forecasters say. A lot more than mere weather, it affects lives and pocketbooks in different ways in different places.

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Sea lions and fishers battle at sea

Green Prophet

In one part of South America, specifically Peru and Chile, marine mammals have been protected since the mid-20 th century. Seals and sea lions at risk from fishers. Globally, conflict between recovering seal and sea lion populations and fishing communities has been escalating.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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The Dirty Secret About Quinoa – And Its Real Cost

Green Prophet

This healthy superfood filling up kitchen cupboards of ethical and vegetarian eaters comes at a high price for those in Peru and Bolivia . Since 2006, the price of quinoa has tripled and in Lima, Peru, the once unheard of grain now costs more than chicken. Overseas demand for the grain continues to grow which is all putting pressure on land in Peru and Bolivia that once produced a diverse range of crops to simply harvest quinoa.

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Devastating gold rush in Peruvian Amazon rainforest as seen from space

AGreenLiving

Illegal mining in Madre de Dios Peru is the world’s sixth or seventh largest gold producer, depending on which list you consult. alone imports about $2 billion worth of gold from Peru annually. An estimated 20% of that gold is illegally mined in places like Peru’s eastern state of Madre de Dios, which borders Bolivia and Brazil. asked Antonio Brack Egg, Peru’s former minister of the environment , as reported in Smithsonian Magazine.

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The 'Green' Help, MyCleaningProducts.com Offers a Cleaning Regimen That Infuses Wellness

Green (Living) Review

Made of natural ingredients from Peru, the company promises consumers a cleaning regimen that effectively cleans and promotes wellness. Specifically, they are from remote locations in Peru. As it is from Peru where the natural core elements of MyCleaningProducts are from, the company considers it's just right to give back to the people who made it possible to produce beneficial cleaning solutions.

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Renewables hands-down cheaper than coal, new report

Green Prophet

Record-low auction prices for solar PV in Abu Dhabi and Dubai (UAE), Chile, Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru and Saudi Arabia confirm that values as low as USD 0.03/kWh are already possible. .

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Will by 2025 over half of the UK population be dead?

Green (Living) Review

If we are to look at the forecast for the GDP the figures they also are rather alarming, where for the UK the forecast is a fall from USD 2,855,000 Million to just under 255,000 million, a drop of 91%, which would make the UK worse in GDP than Peru. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the time between 2015 and 2025 just under half of Germany's population is estimated to die and more than half of that of Britain, according to forecasts by Daegel.com.

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The Path to Sustainable Fisheries is Paved with Data

Nature Conservancy - Science

Kenya, Palau, Peru, US: Road Testing the Solution. Right now, Conservancy and working group scientists are working with practitioners and fisheries agencies on the ground at pilot sites for the lorna drum in Peru, spiny lobsters in Kenya, coral reef finfish in Palau, and rock crab and abalone in California to refine and road test the application. Our workshop in Peru was a huge success,” said Jeremy Rude, Conservancy fisheries specialist. “We

India asks rich nations to 'walk the talk' on climate change issues

Green (Living) Review

In what may be a bold step to showcase their actions at international forum, Javadekar said, "I will suggest that we will make a compendium of what we have done and put up before the forthcoming UN Climate Summit meeting in September.'''' The summit on climate change will be hosted by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon in New York on September 23 for generating "political momentum on climate action" ahead of the December climate deal negotiation talks in Lima, Peru.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 25

Cool Green Science

The giant internet retailer put in a bid for “ amazon” cyberspace , and neither Brazil nor Peru is pleased. When you see the word “Amazon,” what comes to mind? Guardian ). Why is Hurricane Sandy debris removal in NYC nearly twice the national average? ( The New York Times ). Big agriculture is fighting to keep prying eyes out of slaughterhouses and factory farms. Grist ).

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Carcel is Sewn By Women in Prison (That’s a Good Thing)

Eco Chic

Right now, the brand is focusing on knitwear, and the project is first working in Peru, with women knitting alpaca into sweaters and sweater-pants. In Peru there is a long an ancient heritage revolving around knitting. Poverty is the number-one reason that women in developing countries are in prison—for offenses like prostitution, drug trafficking, and theft.

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Carcel is Sewn By Women in Prison (That’s a Good Thing)

Eco Chic

Right now, the brand is focusing on knitwear, and the project is first working in Peru, with women knitting alpaca into sweaters and sweater-pants. In Peru there is a long an ancient heritage revolving around knitting. Poverty is the number-one reason that women in developing countries are in prison—for offenses like prostitution, drug trafficking, and theft.

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Flora and Fauna: Definition, Importance and Examples

Greentumble

In the Andean steppe of Peru and Bolivia, 4000 meters above sea level you might come upon a very tall tree that has you feeling suddenly like you are Alice in Wonderland. Two hundred million years ago, Earth looked very different.

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Latin Nations to Receive Climate Change Help

Eco Friendly Daily

Projects are expected to take place initially in the Latin American region, notably in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, while other projects will be launched in other parts of the world in the future. As the effects of climate change become ever more prominent, it is also clear that many of the world’s poorer countries will be the ones to suffer the most, despite having contributed the least to CO2 emissions.

The Newest Weapon Against Bio-terrorism: Llamas?

Eco Friendly Daily

Photo: Llama overlooking Machu Picchu, Peru. Thanks to the unique properties of their immune systems, llamas could help provide a new tool in detection of toxic chemicals or infectious diseases in the environment. Llama blood–as well as that of camels and sharks–contains antibodies that are stable at higher temperatures than those of other animals, enabling their use in warmer regions.

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Carcel is Sewn By Women in Prison (That’s a Good Thing)

Eco Chic

Right now, the brand is focusing on knitwear, and the project is first working in Peru, with women knitting alpaca into sweaters and sweater-pants. In Peru there is a long an ancient heritage revolving around knitting. Poverty is the number-one reason that women in developing countries are in prison—for offenses like prostitution, drug trafficking, and theft.

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Renewable energies now more cost effective than oil

Green Prophet

For example, record-low auction prices for solar PV in Chile, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have seen a levelised cost of electricity as low as three US cents per kilowatt hour (USD 0.03/kWh). Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows.

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American Made, Fair Trade Gold Wedding Rings Now

Green (Living) Review

Reflective Images, a pioneer in the ethical sourcing and production of jewelry, is among the first in the United States to be sourcing their fair trade gold from two mining cooperatives certified under the Fair Labeling Organization: Sotrami in Peru and Cotapata in Bolivia. The company will be sourcing their fair trade gold from two mining cooperatives certified under the Fair Labeling Organization: Sotrami in Peru and Cotapata in Bolivia.

Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

Greentumble

The mountain range extends from Venezuela, through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and the norther tropical portion within Argentina and Chile. Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today.

Novica for Summer Decor

Green Earth Journey

Some other categories you might want to check out are; silver charm bracelets brooches from Peru moonstone chandelier earrings quartz dangle earrings natural flower jewelry silver heart shaped necklaces If you havent heard about Novica before, here is a brief rundown; NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. Novica is one of my favorite websites for home decor and gifts. And since we just purchased our first home I spend hours on their website!

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Mountain Monkeys Found

Eco Friendly Daily

They can be found in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru. In Peru, the meat may be eaten, while it is used as hunting bait in Brazil. It’s exciting to welcome a new species – at least new to science – rather than waving farewell to one. These days, news is often about the threats to biodiversity, the dwindling of populations, and grim future prospects. But a new monkey species has been established, along with a new description and name.

I Am Dolphin, Vulture Restaurants and Climate-Smart Military

Nature Conservancy - Science

Return of the ‘river wolves’ (giant river otters) in Peru. Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncates). Photo by Flickr user Willy Volk through a Creative Commons license. By Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team We find tons of cool conservation and conservation science stuff on the Internets — and share the best of it with you every week in The Cooler : Biodiversity & Wildlife.

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Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

Green Home Blog

Attended by social activists and environmentalists from Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, South Africa and the United States, The Global Alliance is designed to create a world network of committed individuals who can alter the unfortunate direction being taken in the developed world, where corporations actually have more rights than humans, to the detriment of society as a whole. Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up.

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Amazon rainforest cruises will touch your heart and soul

Green Prophet

But if your time is limited, and you aren’t a member of the press, a cruise along the upper Amazon in Peru might be the best way to go. Intimate and wild cruises on the Amazon. I have been on a few alternative cruises in my life. In Turkey, Costa Rica, Canada, Thailand.

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Watch: Mountain Lion Set Free After 20 Years Will Warm Your Heart

Eco Chic

After Peru banned wild animals in circuses, most circuses defied the law. Is there anything as beautiful as watching a captive wild animal get set free? I was shedding some major tear-age watching this video; such a beautiful animal! And don’t big cats always remind you of the smaller ones in your life?). Watch as Mufasa, the last wild animal in a Peruvian circus, is cut free from his chains and walks free after 20 years.

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Wet Commute Forecast for London

Green (Living) Review

Whether enabling women and men in Darfur to feed their families, providing people in Bangladesh with the chance to control the impact of flooding on their lives or working with remote communities in Peru to introduce electricity, Practical Action’s activities are always people focused, locally relevant and environmentally sensitive, offering tangible ways out of poverty.

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