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Puya cahuachensis sp nov 

November 25, 2016

Puya cahuachensis sp nov A Galan, J Montoya, J A Vicente & E Linares, Phytotaxa 283(3):286-290. 2016

Chocolate in the Jungle

November 25, 2016

E360 Video Contest Award Winner Chocolate in the Jungle: The Battle To Save a Disappearing Rainforest Stretching south from Panama through Colombia and into Ecuador, the Chocó Rainforest is one …

Shearing Sheep at the End of the World

November 25, 2016

Americas | Tierra del Fuego Journal Shearing Sheep at the End of the World By TOMAS MUNITA and RUSSELL GOLDMAN Shepherds approaching shearing sheds in Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Credit …

 NASA photos show Dead Sea dying

November 25, 2016

 NASA photos show Dead Sea dying The ancient, aptly named lake is shrinking at an alarming rate. Russell McLendon Satellite images show the Dead Sea shrink from 1972 to 2011. …

Are Trees Sentient Beings?

November 25, 2016

Are Trees Sentient Beings? Certainly, Says German Forester In his bestselling book, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben argues that to save the world’s forests we must first recognize …

'Polar Bear Town'

November 25, 2016

This Canadian town hosts over 1,000 polar bears every year ‘Polar Bear Town’ documents the famous annual migration. Michael d’Estries A character from the new Smithsonian Channel series. (Photo: ‘Polar …

Chronic mercury epidemic in Peru

November 25, 2016

Leaked map reveals chronic mercury epidemic in Peru People living upriver from gold-mining are the most contaminated, according to US-based scientists Fish from the River Madre de Dios in Peru. …