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2014-03-06 12:21:32

NEW ORLEANS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) is moving forward with a series of new heavy oil developments in the Orinoco Oil Belt that will allow a significant increase in production, while requiring the development of massive new infrastructure, Ruben Figuera, director of new developments in the Orinoco Oil Belt, told delegates to the World Heavy Oil Congress 2014, which opened here today. Figuera said the new projects, being developed by PDVSA...

Cave Paintings Found In Brazil Date Back To Ancient Hunter-Gatherers
2013-11-12 04:39:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and a local non-governmental organization, Instituto Quinta do Sol were recently tracking white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) and gathering data in Brazil's Pantanal and Cerrado biomes when they discovered ancient cave drawings made by hunter-gatherer societies thousands of years ago. The findings, published in the journal Revista Clio Arqueológica, demonstrate that...

2013-06-28 08:21:34

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoPark Holdings Limited ("GeoPark"), the Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and production in Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina (AIM: GPK), is pleased to announce the discovery of a new oil and gas field on the Flamenco Block in Chile following the successful testing of the Chercan 1 well - the first well drilled by GeoPark in Tierra del Fuego. GeoPark operates and has a 50% interest in...

2013-05-29 23:19:44

Founder points to the anti-inflammatory powers of Amaçari for his miraculous recovery Naples, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Amazon Origins today releases the story behind the new-to-market all natural supplement, Amaçari. Jeff Moats, President and Founder of Amazon Origins suffered a near-death accident over two years ago leaving him with chronic inflammation and pain, only relieved by a little superfruit grown along the banks of the Amazon River in the Brazilian Rainforest. On...

2013-01-29 08:32:43

Resolution 3545 prevented over 2700 km2 of forest from being cleared between 2008 and 2011 RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rural credit law in the Brazilian Amazon Biome is helping reduce deforestation according to a new study by Climate Policy Initiative, Does Credit Affect Deforestation? Evidence from a Rural Credit Policy in the Brazilian Amazon. In 2008, Brazil introduced Resolution 3,545. The law hinged credit, which is an important source of financing...

Google Takes Users On A Virtual Trip Down The Amazon River
2012-03-23 04:30:40

Google announced Street View Amazon on Wednesday, a project that allows users to take a 360 degree virtual tour of the Rio Negro reserve portion of the Amazon River. A spin on their popular online map service, Street View Amazon was stitched together with pictures taken along to the Rio Negro. Google used cameras mounted to three wheeled bicycles and traveled along the river and adjoining jungles and villages to capture the images used for the project. “Take a virtual boat ride...

2011-10-14 14:01:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 20th, Franco-Brazilian fashion designer Anne Fontaine will launch her 501 (c) (3) non-profit environmental charity, The Anne Fontaine Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to contribute to the protection and restoration of the Bahia region of the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil, also known as the Mata Atlantica. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111014/NY86913LOGO ) "It has always been a dream to actively be involved in the...

2011-10-04 07:04:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OnlineShoes.com is excited to be partnering with Patagonia, Inc. to raise funds for Healthy Child Healthy World as part of the Patagonia Advocate Weeks program. From October 4 through October 17, every pair of Patagonia shoes purchased from OnlineShoes.com will earn $10 towards promoting a healthier environment for children. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/SF79859) "The ongoing efforts of Healthy Child Healthy World to improve...

science-082611-003
2011-08-26 08:39:44

  Brazilian scientists said Thursday they believe they have discovered an underground river, nearly 3,700 miles long, flowing 13,000 feet below the Amazon River, according to various media reports. Based on temperature variations at 241 inactive oil wells, researchers identified water movement more than 2 miles deep and running nearly the length of Amazon, said Valiya Hamza of Brazil´s National Observatory, for whom the possible river is named for. Researchers believe the...

2011-05-06 13:22:00

MIAMI, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celistics, a global company specialized in the logistics and distribution of Solutions conceived for the Mobile and Technological industry announces the signing of a letter of intent with the "Renacer" Cooperative, for the assembling of cell phones and other wireless devices in the Patagonian district of Tierra de Fuego. Due to this agreement, Celistics will provide legal, administrative and economic-financial structure necessary for the development of...


Latest Geography of South America Reference Libraries

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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

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2009-04-07 16:19:37

The Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons) is a species of bird placed in the Bucconidae family of puffbirds. It is found in Amazonian Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It is also found in the regions of eastern and southeastern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest. Though mostly occurring in the Amazon Basin south of the Amazon River, This species also occurs in two...

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