Dan Metcalfe wants to know what will happen to cloud forests when the mist that bathes them disappears, as climate models predict will occur later this century.
On mountainsides in Central and South America, expanses of plants are perpetually bathed in fog. A scientist is testing what will happen as climate change dries out the forests.
Gustavo Londoño hunts birds' nests in the Manú National Park in Peru. He rigs them with cameras to identify what predators eat eggs and chicks.
Conservationists are cautiously optimistic about new moves by Peru to invest in ecosystem services, protect forests, mitigate climate change and offset biodiversity losses.
Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale student fellow Anna Spoerre reports on education in rural Peru. Though free, it comes with costs for many families.
Many Peruvians migrate to Lima in the hopes of better educational opportunities, but success can be hard to come by in a city where wealth is controlled by a small minority and poverty is rampant.
In a country where quality public education is difficult to access, many children find work in the fields instead of completing their schooling.
In Peru, thriving agribusiness, declining aquifers and conflicts over water.
For many years, Lima's residents have taken control of private and state land and called it their own. By refusing to move out of these areas they have gained legal possession of their homes.
Pope Francis has boldly stepped into a yawning vacuum of political leadership to shout in a rare papal encyclical released last June: Climate change is real; action must be taken now.
Paris is not the end, it's a pivot point for future progress, says UN special representative on climate change and human rights.
Big drug companies are increasingly going overseas to test new drugs and devices on patients. It’s a good deal for the companies, but what about consumers?
Oil and gas finds are turning the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains and the adjacent Amazonian lowlands of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia into a hydrocarbon hotspot.