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A volcanic eruption 39 million years ago buried a forest in...

Deborah Woodcock, Clark University and Herb Meyer, National Park Service In the hills outside the small village of Sexi,...

Llamas are having a moment in the US, but they’ve been...

Emily Wakild, Boise State University With their long eyelashes, banana-shaped ears, upturned mouths and stocky bodies covered with curly wool, llamas look like creatures that...

Catholic Church urges Venezuela to unite against coronavirus

David Smilde, Tulane University and Hugo Pérez Hernáiz, Universidad Central de Venezuela Coronavirus hasn’t yet hit Venezuela as hard as neighboring Brazil and Colombia. But...

The Amazon is burning: 4 essential reads on Brazil’s vanishing rainforest

Catesby Holmes, The Conversation Nearly 40,000 fires are incinerating Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the latest outbreak in an overactive fire season that has charred 1,330 square...

How indigenous women revolutionized Bolivian wrestling

Nell Haynes, Georgetown University Though wrestling is widely regarded as the world’s oldest sport, women have only recently gained a foothold. And even then, they’ve done...

Venomous yellow scorpions are moving into Brazil’s big cities – and...

Hamilton Coimbra Carvalho, Universidade de Sao Paulo I live in São Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil, home to some 12 million people – 20...

Amazon deforestation, already rising, may spike under Bolsonaro

Robert T. Walker, University of Florida Over the past 25 years that I have been conducting environmental research in the Amazon, I have witnessed the...

Bolsonaro’s anger won over working-class Brazilians, but his presidency may betray...

Benjamin H. Bradlow, Brown University Brazil’s next president Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Jan. 1, is often called the “Trump of the Tropics” for...

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How flood insurance works: 6 questions answered

Robert W. Klein, Georgia State University Editor’s note: Hurricane Harvey dumped up to 50 inches of rain on parts of Texas and Louisiana last month....