The farmers of Nueva Esperanza, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, are growing crops in the desert by using giant mesh nets to harvest droplets of water from fog.
The world’s glaciers are melting, but almost nothing is being done to slow the warming that is causing the problem. In some parts of the world, people are taking matters into their own hands.
Climate change imperils sprawling Lima, already one of the world’s driest cities.
Latin America now faces the challenge of coping with the potentially devastating impacts of climate change.
Climate change and government infrastructure fail to support a stable water supply on Peru's desert coast.
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.
Gold-mining operations in remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon have stirred major environmental and health concerns over mercury contamination in fish, fish-eating wildlife and humans.