Wind Power News: Peru
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Peru may seek to extradite the Greenpeace members accused of causing “irreparable” damage to the Nazca Lines world heritage site in a botched environmental protest. The activists left behind an ineradicable trail of footprints in the delicate desert surface near the huge, iconic figure of a hummingbird, mysteriously etched into the white sand and preserved for more than 1,500 years. Last week a Peruvian judge rejected prosecutors’ request to keep the suspects in the country to face questioning, citing incomplete . . . Complete story »
An expression of concern by the environmental group Greenpeace about the carbon footprint was marred this week by real footprints – in a fragile, and restricted, landscape near the Nazca lines, ancient man-made designs etched in the Peruvian desert. The Peruvian authorities said activists from the group damaged a patch of desert when they placed a large sign that promoted renewable energy near a set of lines that form the shape of a giant hummingbird. The sign was meant to draw . . . Complete story »
Greenpeace activists caused “irreparable damage” to a large area of the Nazca lines, an ancient monument, during a publicity stunt, according to a Peruvian prosecutor investigating the incident. The damage is spread over an area of 1,600 square metres beside a stylised figure of a hummingbird etched into the desert soil, the prosecutor said. A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor said that, under Peruvian law, causing damage to a world heritage site could be punishable by a prison sentence of . . . Complete story »