Using artificial intelligence, researchers can now identify zircons derived from valuable copper deposits.
Grabado en piedra: edificios incas guardan el registro de terremotos antiguos
Daños a los edificios incas en Cusco revelan una historia de terremotos olvidada que podría ayudar a científicos a entender riesgos sísmicos modernos.
Arctic Glaciers, a Peruvian Volcano, and a Russian Famine
A team studying Russian glaciers found evidence that a volcanic eruption in southern Peru changed the planet’s climate at the beginning of the 17th century.
Written in Stone: Inca Buildings Remember Ancient Earthquakes
Damage to the Inca buildings of Cusco reveals a forgotten earthquake history that could help scientists understand modern seismic hazards.
Jimena Díaz Leiva: Changing Conservation Narratives
Díaz Leiva has been to Peru and beyond as she works on environmental and social justice projects.
Peeking at Peatlands: Satellite Data Fuel New Findings
Researchers are combining hard-to-get field measurements with satellite imagery to gain new insight into where peatlands are and how they work.
Mercury-Based Gold Mining Haunts Peruvian Rain Forests
In Peru, gold mining harms rain forests and human health. Satellite data can now track forest recovery in protected areas and the migration of informal miners to less regulated areas.
Peruvian Farmers Threatened by Water Stress
Two analyses present the Arequipa region as a microcosm of water supply issues facing small-scale agriculture communities.
Adapting to Receding Glaciers in the Tropical Andes
Integrated approaches are needed to understand and respond to changes in tropical mountain ecosystems and communities brought about by receding glaciers and changes in land use.
Indigenous Peoples Harness Space Technology to Stop Deforestation
Satellite observations have long been used to detect deforestation, and a new study shows that giving Indigenous groups greater access to these data can improve response times and reduce tree cover loss.