Tuesday's quake ends nearly 150 years of calm in the Iquique seismic gap
Long thought to be a European “bog body,” the woman met a violent end in South America
An alternative to the Panama Canal would harm wildlife, ruin lake, and disrupt indigenous communities, they say
Species could be vulnerable to extinction
Mexican and U.S. researchers are teaming up to study the Mexican genome, with the hope of developing new diagnostics and drugs targeted to Latin American populations.
New mapping technique reveals devastating impact on the environment
Reversal highlights need for a more robust mechanism to handle allegations, observers say
Just a few species dominate the forest
Small-scale artisanal gold mining has become the world's leading source of mercury pollution, poisoning air, rivers, and people.
Opponents vow to block oil development in Yasuni National Park
The scientists who work at the Pijaos ranch have two main goals: to perfect ways to kill the coca plant and to estimate exactly how much cocaine is produced in Colombia.
A young Colombian researcher made the find of a lifetime when he discovered the red-bearded titi monkey.
In rural areas where guerrillas and drug traffickers have long been in control, researchers are now on the scene—but so are cattle ranchers, miners, and palm oil planters.
The U.S. embargo continues to get in the way of joint research on the parallel ecosystems of Cuba and South Florida.
Expansion of the Panama Canal has opened up sections of the seaway to salvage paleontology; fossil finds are bringing this cradle of biodiversity into sharper focus.
Severe storm mowed down vast swaths of rainforest
Analysis of ancient skulls suggests a wave of migration before the ancestors of today's Native Americans
Seismologists say Saturday's massive temblor was expected
Researchers solve mysterious origins of South American canid
The boto has quite a reputation--but fortunately the body parts sold at Amazonian markets are fakes
Protected areas in Africa and Latin America attract the poor, threatening biodiversity
Study shows how pre-Columbian people used arithmetic to solve daily life problems
Children ate well in the year leading up to their sacrifice
A major part of the rainforest economy appears unsustainable
Mexican law could criminalize all research with transgenic organisms
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