south america

Invasive species

This National Park in Patagonia Is Being Overrun With Invasive Canadian Trees

In North America, the lodgepole pine is facing historic die-offs. Southern Argentina has a different problem.
Scott Leitch
11.7.17
water

Bolivia Declares Water Emergency, El Niño Blamed

"We have to be prepared for the worst," says Bolivia’s president.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.22.16
climate change

Climate Change Has Turned Bolivia’s Glaciers Into Time Bombs

A new study suggests that Bolivia’s glacial lakes, made worse by climate change, are a serious risk to human life.
Sarah Emerson
10.20.16
Food

This Chewing Stingray Sheds Light on the Evolution of How Animals Eat

This Amazonian stingray chews its food like a cow or goat.
Kate Lunau
9.15.16
Florida

Is Florida About to Be Swamped With Capybara?

Too much capybara can be a bad thing.
Sarah Emerson
8.20.16
News

Hacking Team Is Back In Business, But Struggling To Survive

Despite publicly bragging about a comeback, the surveillance tech company has been struggling to recover after last year’s massive hack.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.24.16
Space

Experience the Milky Way in High Resolution Over Multiple Wavelengths

The European Southern Observatory celebrates the completion of the APEX Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL).
Becky Ferreira
2.24.16
argentina

What the Locust Plague in Argentina Looks Like

Farmers are fighting back against the biggest influx in 60 years.
Kari Paul
1.26.16
News

The Little-Known Virus Causing a Panic Over Infant Brain Deformities in Brazil

The crisis is stark example of how difficult it still is to predict and control an epidemic.
Kaleigh Rogers and Letícia Naísa
1.12.16
News

Brazil Suspended WhatsApp, Violating Net Neutrality and Common Sense

The service wouldn't turn over subscriber information, so a Brazilian judge demanded it be shut down.
Marcela Xavier
12.17.15
security

Hackers Threaten Security Researchers: 'We'll Analyze Your Brain with a Bullet'

Researchers from Citizen Lab received the threats while investigating state-sponsored hacking in South America.
Joseph Cox
12.9.15
lit up

Ayahuasca’s Medical Power Is Well Known. Now Science Can Back it Up

Since the boom in ayahuasca tourism, interest in the plant-based south america brew has gone global.
Emiko Jozuka
11.28.15
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