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Lions rescued from circuses in Peru get their teeth fixed

2015-02-21 09:42

Two lions rescued from circuses in Peru are getting their teeth fixed by veterinarians after most of their teeth were pulled by circus owners.

Fighting animal cruelty one tweet at a time

2015-02-10 09:49

In Latin America animal cruelty largely goes unpunished but social media is slowly changing this one tweet at a time.

Endangered Puerto Rican parrots released into wild

2015-01-22 09:10

Scientists in Puerto Rico have reintroduced 15 endangered Puerto Rican parrots into the wild as part of a conservation programme.

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.

Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint

2014-12-10 20:52

Hardly green, UN climate talks in Peru's capital on track for record carbon footprint

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.

 

Peru's president reshuffles cabinet as popularity wanes

2015-02-18 09:06

Peru's President Ollanta Humala has reshuffled his cabinet late in a bid to placate an increasingly powerful opposition bloc as palace scandals mount and his popularity dips.

Museum, hospital collaborate in scan of mummified remains

2015-02-01 09:00

Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru.

Greenpeace seeks to exclude journalists from Peru case

2015-01-21 11:15

Greenpeace says it has given prosecutors the names of four people involved in a protest for renewable energy at the country's famed Nazca Lines archaeological site, an action that sparked widespread outrage in Peru.

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.

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