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Image 1 - Man Arrested For Stealing Bits Of Glacier For Designers Ice Cubes
2012-02-07 05:52:23

Chilean authorities arrested a man for stealing ice from the Jorge Montt glacier. The stolen ice was being taken to Santiago, Chile in order to be used as designer ice cubes in upscale restaurants and bars. The stolen goods were found in the back of a refrigerated truck in Patagonia containing nearly six tons of ice worth an estimated $6,200. The crime is reported as simple theft, but authorities may tack on charges of environmental or national heritage crime. The Jorge Montt glacier is...

Elephant Seal Travels 18,000 Miles: WCS
2011-12-14 04:06:35

The Wildlife Conservation Society tracked a southern elephant seal for an astonishing 18,000 miles — the equivalent of New York to Sydney and back again. WCS tracked the male seal from December, 2010, to November, 2011. The animal — nicknamed Jackson — was tagged on the beach in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile. WCS conservationists fitted Jackson with a small satellite transmitter that recorded his exact location when he surfaced to breathe....

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2011-08-23 15:50:24

  Scientists have found a wild species of yeast that is the ancestor of that which is used to make cold-brewing ale, according to a US study published on Monday. The yeast -- called Saccharomyces eubayanus -- was found in the deep forests of South America´s Patagonia region, living on beech trees. Scientists say the yeast was key to the invention of the crisp-tasting German beer 600 years ago. It took five years of searching before scientists discovered, identified and...

2011-05-23 12:29:00

VENTURA, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patagonia Inc., the enviro-minded apparel company, staged a peaceful 500-employee-strong cacerolazo - a Chilean-style protest developed in the Pinochet era where citizens bang pots and pans in loud opposition - to protest the Chilean government's approval of a multi-national energy company to construct five huge dams in the area of southern Chile that inspired Yvon Chouinard to name the company Patagonia. (Photo:...


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Patagonian Weasel, Lyncodon patagonicus
2012-12-31 13:27:36

The Patagonian weasel (Lyncodon patagonicus) is the sole member of its genus Lyncodon. Its range includes areas of Chile, western Argentina, and the Pampas. It prefers a habitat within xerophytic woodlands and shrub steppes. The Patagonian weasel can reach an average body length between 11.8 and 13.8, with a tail length between 2.4 and 3.5 inches. Its fur is mostly white, with brown and black mixed in. Its legs and ears are short and its tail is bushy. There is not much information...

South American Gray Fox, Lycalopex griseus
2012-12-31 13:20:01

The South American gray fox (Lycalopex griseus), also known as the chilla, Patagonian fox, or the grey zorro, is a species of “false fox” or zorro that is native to South America. Its range includes Chile and Argentina, extending in a line across the Andes Mountain Range. In its Argentinian range, it prefers a habitat within the semiarid western areas from the Andean spurs to the Atlantic coast, where its range widens. In the 1920’s, this species was introduced on to the Falkland...

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2007-01-22 13:24:19

The chilla, grey zorro or South American Grey Fox (Pseudalopex griseus), also known as the Patagonian Fox, is a species of zorro (false foxes). Range and Habitat The South American grey fox is found in the southern cone of South America, particularly in Argentina and Chile. Its range comprises a stripe, both sides of the Andes Mountain Range. In Argentina, this species inhabits the western semiarid region of the country, from the Andean spurs to meridian. South from the Río Grande...

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2006-03-06 17:07:40

The Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family, Anatidae. It is a waterbird found throughout South America - in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and on the Falkland Islands. In winter, this bird migrates northwards to Paraguay and southern Brazil. The Laguna Blanca National Park in Argentina is a protected home of the swan.

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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