Marcelino Coila Choque is from a family of fishermen in Peru. From his small village along Lake Titicaca, he has watched the lake's water turn opaque and the fish population plummet.
Peruvians and Bolivians who depend on Lake Titicaca say pollution complicates their work and even puts their livelihoods at risk. This report traces water from Andean glaciers to the lake itself.
Latin America now faces the challenge of coping with the potentially devastating impacts of climate change.
The Incas believed that the god Viracocha rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca and created mankind. Now, mankind's trash is endangering the waters of the sacred lake.
The booming urban populations of Bolivia and Peru are threatening Lake Titicaca, as well as the indigenous populations that depend on it.
In Bolivia, urban growth poses a major pollution threat to Lake Titicaca, South America's largest freshwater lake. Some downstream communities are trying to fight back.
A new kind of toilet may be the salvation of Lake Titicaca. It's sanitary and it may even produce compost suitable for growing food.
With urban populations increasing, Lake Titicaca is being polluted with waste from booming cities in Peru and Bolivia.
South America's most famous lake is being polluted by increasing levels of waste from fast-growing cities, according to locals, environmentalists and politicians.
Marcelino Coila Choque, a local fisherman, is concerned that over-fishing and water contamination will threaten the future of Lake Titicaca's resources.
El Alto is one of the fastest-growing cities in South America, but its infrastructure is lagging. The city’s wastewater is piped directly into rivers that connect to Lake Titicaca.
Delegates to the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April 2010 to discuss the need for a International Climate Justice Tribunal to prosecute crimes committed against the Earth.