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Factbox: What was agreed at Lima climate talks

2014-12-15 10:25

UN climate negotiations have wrapped up in Lima with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed in Paris next year.

Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru

2014-12-14 10:09

After late-night wrangling at UN talks in Peru, negotiators have reached a watered-down deal that sets the stage for a global climate pact in Paris next year.

Zero carbon emission goal not realistic - Saudi Arabia

2014-12-09 11:45

Setting a target of zero carbon emissions by 2050 is not 'realistic', Saudi Arabia's chief negotiator at UN talks for a new, world climate pact says in Lima.

Man uses St Bernards as drug mules

2014-12-06 12:55

Peruvian police have arrested a Mexican man accused of trying to smuggle about 2.9kg of cocaine to his country inside the bellies of two St Bernard dogs.

Groups urge climate fund to exclude fossils

2014-12-04 08:35

Groups are demanding stronger rules on climate finance to poor countries after a report drew attention to Japan’s funding of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting global warming.

Hotter, weirder: How climate has changed Earth

2014-12-02 13:14

In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed in stark ways.

Gold rush an ecological disaster for Peruvian Amazon

2014-11-28 12:19

A lush expanse of Amazon rainforest known as the 'Mother of God' is steadily being destroyed in Peru, with the jungle giving way to mercury-filled tailing ponds used to extract the gold hidden underground.

Extreme weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

2014-11-25 10:20

Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 have suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to your health.

Peru glaciers shrank by 40% in 4 decades

2014-10-16 11:40

Climate change has shrunk the Peruvian glaciers by 40% in the past four decades and the melt-off has spawned nearly 1 000 new high-altitude lakes since 1980, Peru's government says.

Injured Spaniard trapped for 7 days in Peru cave

2014-09-26 08:20

Rescuers are working to save an injured Spanish speleologist who has been trapped for a week about 400m underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.

Gold Fields sells stake in Peru project

2014-08-19 10:16

Gold Fields has agreed to sell its stake in Canteras del Hallazgo the company that manages the Chucapaca project in southern Peru.

Isolated Indians make contact with outside world

2014-07-31 11:53

Isolated native people likely fleeing attacks in Peru have turned up in Brazil's Amazon rainforest where they made contact with the outside world.

Endangered Amazon Indians 'forced' to make contact

2014-07-04 09:50

A group of Indigenous people from the Amazonian rainforest has made contact with for the first time with outsiders, according to advocacy group.

Inmates rock Peru prison with Superstar

2014-04-18 10:00

Inmates have rocked a Peruvian prison with a Holy Week performance of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

People flee as Peru volcano rumbles to life

2014-04-02 07:31

A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades has spewed more ash skyward, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.

400 dolphins dead on Peru beaches

2014-02-05 18:51

The bodies of around 400 dolphins have washed up on beaches in northern Peru, baffling authorities who are so far mystified as to the cause, officials say.

 

UN chief applauds Lima climate deal

2014-12-14 22:22

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has applauded a global climate deal signed in Lima and urged countries to commit to tough negotiations taking place in Paris next year.

Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work

2014-12-12 14:44

Secretary of State John Kerry has tried to spur slow-moving UN climate talks, telling nations to stop bickering over who is to blame for global warming and to shun the cheap route of high-polluting coal.

Still possible to limit global warming

2014-12-10 08:13

The world still has a chance to limit global warming to safer levels, but time is running out.

Green Climate Fund - who's pledged

2014-12-06 20:42

The Green Climate Fund is intended to become a key channel of money to help poor countries take action.

Slow progress on global climate agreement in Lima

2014-12-05 13:42

Negotiations around a draft for an upcoming global climate agreement are making slow progress at the UN conference in Lima, observers say.

UN calls fossil fuels 'high risk' investment

2014-12-02 16:11

Falling oil prices show the 'high risk' of fossil fuel investments compared with renewable energies, the UN's climate chief says at the start of 190-nation talks on a deal to slow global warming.

Climate talks open with hopes for deal

2014-12-02 08:18

About 190 governments have met in Lima amid hopes that a UN deal to slow climate change is within reach for 2015.

China: Rich nations must do more at Lima climate meeting

2014-11-25 16:06

Developed countries must do more than their less wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China says, reaffirming its longstanding position before a UN climate conference.

Peruvian frog juice may help your sex life

2014-11-18 08:48

Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis and a low sex drive.

Authorities say 8 killed in Peru quake

2014-09-29 15:20

A shallow, 4.9-magnitude earthquake has killed at least eight people whose crudely constructed homes collapsed in a remote Andean village near Cuzco, a Peruvian civil defence official says.

7.6 tons of cocaine seized in Peru

2014-08-31 07:32

Peru's interior ministry said on Saturday the final tally of a record cocaine seizure this week totalled 7.6 tons, with a street value of more than $300 000m.

Glencore gets $7bn from mine sale

2014-08-01 10:40

Glencore has received $7bn from the sale of one of the world's largest copper projects, the Las Bambas mine in Peru.

Peru says El Nino threat over, fish returning

2014-07-06 13:45

The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities say.

UN green fund seeks $15bn for climate

2014-07-03 15:03

A UN fund to help developing nations fight global warming is on track to start raising cash in November, with poor nations seeking $15bn, officials say.

Glencore sells mine for $6bn to China buyer

2014-04-14 08:53

Glencore Xstrata has sold its interest in a Peru copper mine to a Chinese consortium in a $6bn cash deal in one of China's largest recent mining acquisitions.

New lizard species discovered in Peru

2014-03-12 13:40

Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard at a national park in Peru, experts say.

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