Alex Pashley

tipping point

Climate Change Might Be Destroying This Ancient Peruvian Archaeological Site

Experts say that more intense rainfall, brought about El Niño, is flooding and eroding the centuries-old Chan Chan site, located on Peru's northwest coast.
Alex Pashley
6.15.15
politics

Peru and Chile's Maritime Rivalry Triggers Diplomatic Crisis Over Alleged Espionage

The government of Peru lodged an official complaint after it emerged that Peru's military courts had detained two Peruvian naval officers accused of selling information to Chile.
Alex Pashley
3.7.15
politics

Ecuador Going After 'Ink Assassin' Over Controversial Political Cartoon

Ecuadorian satirist Bonil has come under government fire for a depiction of a soccer player-turned-politician, which they deemed "socio-economically discriminatory."
Alex Pashley
2.17.15
environment

Peru's Indigenous Communities Are Fighting Back Against Environmental Contamination by Seizing Oil Wells

The government has failed to sufficiently regulate the oil sector, say the protestors, and runoff from drilling has poisoned rivers and streams.
Alex Pashley
2.3.15
environment

Climate Change Might Be the Greatest Threat to Potato Cultivation in 8,000 Years

Rising temperatures are forcing farmers to grow their potatoes at higher altitudes, but as mountain peaks become slimmer, so do the opportunities for successful cultivation.
Alex Pashley
1.30.15
environment

UN Climate Change Talks Reach Agreement to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

After days of discord, negotiators from nearly 200 nations approve a framework for cutting greenhouse gas emissions that will be approved next year in Paris.
Alex Pashley
12.14.14