South America

First it was a frog. Then, catfish. Now, researchers on a major expedition in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park have announced more new species that were, until now, unknown to science. In total, the expedition has uncovered three new frogs, three catfish, and a lizard species.

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Part of the Andes mountain range, Aconcagua is the second highest of the Seven Summits, behind only Mount Everest in Asia. At 22,837 feet (6,961 meters), not only is it the highest mountain in South America, it is the tallest peak in all of the Americas as well as the Southern and...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) announced the launch of Open Foris, a suite of open source software tools to monitor forest inventory. Piloted in ten countries, the tools allow for data entry on smart phones or tablets.

Overall, the objective of the tools...

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