Little known about impact of oil spills in Amazon

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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A series of oil spills from an aging pipeline in northern Peru, combined with decades’ worth of pollution from oil drilling in Amazonian Ecuador and Peru have left…

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5 myths about mercury in Madre de Dios

Sunday, September 29, 2013
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A new study found unsafe amounts of mercury in fish and people in Puerto Maldonado, the capital of Peru’s southeastern Madre de Dios Region. Average mercury levels in nine of…

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Andes mountains

Sunday, September 29, 2013
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The uplift of the Andes mountains over millions of years has been due to a combination of plate tectonics and volcanism. Tectonic plates are sections of the earth’s crust that are in…

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Pacific coast

Sunday, September 29, 2013
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Peru’s coast is a long strip of desert cut in more than 50 places by seasonal rivers that flow from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. But the coast…

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Tropical glaciers

Sunday, September 29, 2013
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The Andes are topped by the largest concentration of ice anywhere in the Earth’s tropics (the belt around the middle of the planet, between 30 degrees North and 30 degrees…

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Guano islands

Sunday, September 29, 2013
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Along the Peruvian coast is a string of rocky islands and peninsulas that are home to guanay cormorants, boobies, and pelicans. The birds leave the islands every morning…

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