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Beneath a Melting Glacier, a Peruvian Town Prepares For the Worst Beneath a Melting Glacier, a Peruvian Town Prepares For the Worst

Huaraz, Peru–From a stone hut perched on the edge of the glacial lake Palcacocha, 14,980 feet above sea level, Juan Victor Morales radios down to a dispatcher in the city of Huaraz below. He is all that stands between the city and disaster.

Drone Survey Identifies New Nazca Lines in Peru Drone Survey Identifies New Nazca Lines in Peru

Sometimes it feels like there is shockingly little we know about our own planet. Like, we literally missed some of the Nazca lines, perhaps one of the most recognizable and mysterious ancient landmarks around. Thankfully, archeologists have now found “new” Nazca lines, with the help of drones.

Stupid Truck Driver Drove Right Over the Nazca Lines Stupid Truck Driver Drove Right Over the Nazca Lines

There’s a 2,000-year-old archaeological mystery preserved in Southern Peru: enormous images carved into the desert by unknown ancient artists. The beautiful Nazca Lines depict birds, monkeys, and humans, and some of the creations span up to 1,200 feet. And a man just drove over them with his truck.

Peru's New National Park Protects the Amazon and the People Who Call It Home Peru's New National Park Protects the Amazon and the People Who Call It Home

Two flights and two days by boat. That’s what it takes to reach the Parque Nacional Yaguas, or the Yaguas National Park, in Peru’s Amazon Rainforest. The Peruvian government officially designated the national park January 11 after 20 years of threats from illegal logging and mining interests—and at least as many years…

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru

A “strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake” struck the southern coast of Peru on Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead, several missing, and dozens injured, CNBC reported.

Peru Straps GoPros to Hungry Vultures to Sniff Out Its Trash Problem Peru Straps GoPros to Hungry Vultures to Sniff Out Its Trash Problem

Vultures make me think of that dopey guy from Loony Tunes or crooked-bill predators circling a poor desert rat on the brink of death. But in Peru, the carcass-eating birds will soon be outfitted with cameras so they can help map Lima’s awful trash problem.

Peru's "Apostle of Death" Serial Killer Has a Brother Who Just Might Be a Serial Killer Too Peru's "Apostle of Death" Serial Killer Has a Brother Who Just Might Be a Serial Killer Too

A Peruvian man suspected of six brutal slayings in Japan may be the younger brother of Peru’s most prolific serial murderer, a diagnosed schizophrenic known as the “Apostle of Death” because he claimed God urged him to kill.

These Hanging Hotel Rooms Have Good Food, Great Views, So Much Screaming These Hanging Hotel Rooms Have Good Food, Great Views, So Much Screaming

It’s not unlike camping, according to visitors. Except for the fact that you’re hanging from a sheer rock cliff 400 feet above the ground. Oh, and the bathroom. The bathroom is... different.

This Is Not Actually A Photo Of A Tiny Monkey Bathing In A Teacup This Is Not Actually A Photo Of A Tiny Monkey Bathing In A Teacup

Little cutie sure looks pocket-sized, though, right? This April 18 photo shows a (perfectly normal-sized, alas) monkey taking a dip at the Amazon Animal Orphanage in the rainforest near Iquitos, Peru, where it joined dozens of other animals recently rescued from animal traffickers and circuses.

Resurrecting 1500-Year-Old Canals Could Fix Peru's Water Shortages  Resurrecting 1500-Year-Old Canals Could Fix Peru's Water Shortages 

Lima is one of the world’s largest desert cities, so when it rains it—just kidding, it pretty much never rains. Which leaves Peru’s capital city especially vulnerable to water shortages, and the surprising solution might be reviving a system of ancient canals that date back to even before the Incas.

This Incredible Peruvian Mummy Is About To Go On Public Display This Incredible Peruvian Mummy Is About To Go On Public Display

The extraordinary mummified remains of a 50-year-old woman discovered in a fetal position is set to go on display at a museum in France.

Drone Footage Shows Extent Of Greenpeace's Damage To Peru's Nazca Site Drone Footage Shows Extent Of Greenpeace's Damage To Peru's Nazca Site

Last week, Greenpeace activists provoked international outrage when they undertook a publicity stunt, trespassing on the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site. Newly released done footage shows how much damage they left behind.

New Climate Agreement Is a Step Forward, But Is the Step Big Enough? New Climate Agreement Is a Step Forward, But Is the Step Big Enough?

A mini drama just played out in Lima, the capital city of Peru. More than 190 countries have agreed to a tentative deal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions by 2020. The salvaged agreement, which was threatened by clashing views from the U.S. and China (of course!), will set the stage for the United Nations Climate…

How Greenpeace Wrecked One of the Most Sacred Places in the Americas How Greenpeace Wrecked One of the Most Sacred Places in the Americas

Greenpeace can get a little aggressive with its tactics. That doesn't mean that it's not fighting for a good cause! But after the organization marched through the sacred Nazca Lines etched into the Peruvian desert for a climate protest, capturing it all on camera with a drone, you have to wonder what the hell they…

This Greenpeace Stunt May Have Irreparably Damaged Peru's Nazca Site This Greenpeace Stunt May Have Irreparably Damaged Peru's Nazca Site

The Peruvian government is planning to file criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who may have permanently scarred the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site during a publicity stunt.

These Larvae Glow in the Dark, Then Eat You These Larvae Glow in the Dark, Then Eat You

Well, they'll only eat you if you're a tasty insect. A few years ago, wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer was traipsing about the Peruvian rainforest when he noticed some glowing green dots scattered in the dirt. He returned to investigate with some entomologists.

How To Dodge A Bullet Ant 12 Stories Up — In The Rainforest Canopy How To Dodge A Bullet Ant 12 Stories Up — In The Rainforest Canopy

In the final installment of Into The Amazon, LCA heads into the rainforest canopy, overloads the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, discovers a constellation of stars under her feet, then shows you how you can do all this yourself, for science!

Into The Amazon: What To Do When Attacked By A Poo Bat Into The Amazon: What To Do When Attacked By A Poo Bat

In part three of this series, Laurel actually gets into the Amazon, taking a swim after a reported lack of caiman sightings. That was after finding dozens of the world's most venomous spiders and prior to a close encounter with ayahuasca.

Into The Amazon: Boats, Breakfast And Blowguns Into The Amazon: Boats, Breakfast And Blowguns

In part two of this series, "Into The Amazon," Laurel wakes up to a boat ride, meets a baby sloth and learns to shoot a blowgun.

​Sharpening Blowgun Darts On Piranha Teeth ​Sharpening Blowgun Darts On Piranha Teeth

In part one of this series, Laurel C. Allen heads into the Peruvian Amazon in search of science. What she finds are big bugs, dragon's blood and pisco sours.

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