It's the highest navigable lake in the world and the longest in South America. But it's also one of the most polluted. Lake Titicaca, on the border between Bolivia and Peru, is fighting for its survival. And so are its two million inhabitants.
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 5, 2013) Inle Lake is the second-largest freshwater lake in Myanmar and home to the Inthe people. But the lake's ecosystem is now under threat through overfishing, deforestation, pollution and ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (Sep. 16, 2016) As Peru grapples with wildfires in the Peruvian Amazon, a new case is reported near the small city of Quillabamba in southern Peru. Gavino Garay reports.
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Reuters - News Video Online (May 23, 2016) Peru's Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar says a 60-day emergency decree has been issued for an Amazon region devastated by mercury pollution from illegal gold mines. Rough Cut – subtitled (no ... watch video
National Geographic (Feb. 8, 2012) The British Coastlines are threatened by erosion by the North Sea. British people are debating what they can do to hold back the rising tide in their ever-shrinking island. Tilting geology and rising ... watch video
Reuters (Oct. 21, 2013) Sao Paulo, host city of the first World Cup soccer match next year, has a major pollution problem. A recent study says air pollution in the southern Brazilian city causes three times more deaths than ... watch video
AFP (Mar. 13, 2014) Nearly a third of the 22 regions in mainland France are on a maximum pollution alert. Police in Paris have been trying to bring down pollution levels by diverting traffic from the city and enforcing ... watch video
AFP (Dec. 20, 2015) Bulgaria's capital Sofia, a city of about 1.3 million people, is the European capital with the most polluted air, data by the European Environment Agency shows. The air pollution, blamed in part on ... watch video
Oct. 19, 2016 Loss of cultural heritage first brings to mind the destruction in the Middle East. But in the Caribbean it is mainly natural processes such as coastal erosion and human interventions driven by ... read more
Oct. 18, 2016 New research suggests that "flash droughts" -- like the one that unexpectedly gripped the Southern Rockies and Midwest in the summer of 2012 -- could be predicted months in ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase. Glacier recession is leaving lakes ... read more
Nov. 11, 2014 In recent years, many lakes in the upper Midwest have been experiencing unprecedented algae blooms. These blooms threaten fish and affect recreational activities. A key culprit implicated in ... read more
Aug. 1, 2014 Hydraulic engineering is increasingly relied on for hydroelectricity generation. However, redirecting stream flow can yield unintended consequences. Researchers from the U.S. and Peru have documented ... read more
Sep. 12, 2013 New genetic research led by the Genographic Project consortium shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and ... read more
Mar. 29, 2013 The Skadar Lake system at the border of Montenegro and Albania is a well-known hotspot of freshwater biodiversity and harbors a highly diverse mollusc fauna. As in many of the Balkan lakes, the ... read more