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2013-09-30 16:20:18

Premium cruise getaways are great values for fall and winter vacations SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As fall arrives, Holland America Line is featuring a diverse range of itineraries around the world. Come fall and winter, Holland America Line ships will sail to the tropical climates of the Caribbean and Panama Canal, make an October trans-Atlantic crossing, and spend time in South America, Australia and New Zealand during the Southern Hemisphere's spring and summer...

2013-09-30 08:23:47

Nonprofit conservation organization has saved 7 million acres of rainforest since 1988 - Kicks off campaign to save 5.9 million acres of jaguar habitat in Amazon rainforest WARRENTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Land Trust-US, a nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1988, has a new name: Rainforest Trust. The adoption of the new brand, effective today, marks the start of the organization's 25th anniversary year and the kick-off of a fundraising...

2013-09-26 23:28:57

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Cardiovascular Inflammation Analysis Global Clinical Trials 2013” to its database. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/cardiovascular-inflammation-global-clinical-trials-review-h2-2013. Albany, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 "Cardiovascular Inflammation Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Cardiovascular Inflammation clinical trial scenario. This report provides...

2013-09-26 08:23:12

BOGOTA, Colombia, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) received a letter from Amilcar Acosta, an independent director, with regard to his resignation as the representative of the hydrocarbons producing provinces of Colombia in the Board of Directors. Mr. Acosta will remain as a non-independent director, pursuant to his appointment as Minister of Mines and Energy, replacing Mr. Federico Rengifo Velez, who will no longer serve in the Board...

New Electric Fish
2013-09-25 12:54:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new species of electric fish has been discovered in the murky waters of the upper Mazaruni River in South America. Scientists reported in the journal Zoological Scripta that they discovered a species that they've dubbed Akawaio penak in the remote regions in northern Guyana during an expedition. The team analyzed tissue samples collected during the trip, and found that the fish represents not only a new species but also a new genus....

2013-09-23 20:22:52

LUXEMBOURG, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ADECOAGRO S.A. (NYSE:AGRO), a leading agricultural company in South America, announced today that it has filed a shelf registration statement on Form F-3 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Under the shelf registration statement, once declared effective by the SEC, certain shareholders may offer and sell from time to time, in one or more offerings, up to 55,821,281 common shares. "Adecoagro is voluntarily registering the...

2013-09-19 23:28:17

Top research experts to present at Ekoparty. Seattle, USA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 IOActive, Inc., the leading global provider of specialist information security services, today announced that the company is ramping up its recruitment in South America, and will have three of its top security researchers present their acclaimed research next week at Ekoparty – South America’s largest IT security conference. “Following our acquisition of Argeniss Security in 2011, we have seen our...

2013-09-19 16:20:11

MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Bolivian illicit-enrichment charges against former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca parallel those that Mario Fabrizio Ormachea recently offered to have dismissed for $30,000 in extortion money, says Roca's attorney Michael Diaz. "It looks like they rushed out and filed the very charges that Ormachea was offering to 'resolve,'" said Diaz, of the Miami-based international law firm Diaz Reus. "These new charges are just another example of...

2013-09-17 23:18:31

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Coiled Tubing Market by Services [Well Intervention (Well Completion & Well Cleaning, & Drilling) Active Fleet & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018 London (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Coiled Tubing (CT) is a continuously milled lengthy tubular product spooled onto a take-up reel with key service offerings in the oil and gas industry. The CT service market and fleet grew marginally in the recent past...

Distinctive Genetic Ancestries Found In Uros People Of Peru And Bolivia
2013-09-13 11:13:31

National Geographic Society Genographic project research shows ancestry may date to Altiplano's initial settlement RESEARCH CONCLUSIONS: New genetic research led by the Genographic Project consortium shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano, or high plain, of the central Andes some 3,700 years ago. Despite the fact that the Uros today...


Latest South America Reference Libraries

Grey Slender Opossum, Marmosops incanus
2013-05-02 10:34:31

The grey slender opossum (Marmosops incanus) can be found in South America, in a small range that includes only Brazil. Its preferred habitat includes both primary and secondary forests, humid lowland coastal areas at elevations between 2,624 and 4,265 feet. This species can only breed once per year, and displays an odd method of breeding. During this period, males will breed just before they die in a method known as semelparous breeding. It is thought that the grey slender opossum occurs in...

North America
2013-02-18 15:40:12

North America is a continent completely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost completely within the Western Hemisphere. It’s also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It’s bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This continent covers an area of approximately 9,540,000 sq miles, about 4.8 percent of the plants surface or about...

White-headed Capuchin, Cebus capucinus
2012-07-13 14:39:09

The white-headed Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) is a New World monkey that is native to Central America, as well as the far northwestern area of South America. It is also known as the white-faced capuchin and the white-throated capuchin. Its Central American range includes Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. Reports have shown that it may occur in southern Belize and eastern Guatemala, but these reports have not been confirmed. Its South American range is limited to the northwestern area...

Dire Wolf, Canis dirus
2012-05-04 12:37:48

The dire wolf (Canis dirus) is an extinct wolf that was most common to North and South America. This carnivorous mammal lived for approximately 1.79 million years, existing throughout the Irvingtonian stage to the Rancholabrean stage of the Pleistocene era. It is related to the grey wolf, although it was larger and has no direct line to any living species. In 1854, the type specimen of the dire wolf was found in Evansville, Indiana. Joseph Granville Norwood acquired the specimen, a...

Desert Red Bat, Lasiurus blossevillii
2012-04-25 05:07:00

The desert red bat, or western red bat, is one of 318 species of vesper bats. These bats can be found in North America, Central America, and even down to the northern most parts of South America. Like birds, the desert red bat migrates to warmer, desert climates during winter and returns to cooler climates during warm seasons. Males and females of this species have different migrating habits, and this hinders mating because they are always in different areas at different times. They will mate...

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