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2013-06-18 00:20:46

New website rallies grassroots support for U.S. trade programs that, if not renewed by Congress by July 31st, could threaten jobs, economic growth, consumers, and security WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to alert business owners--large and small--, consumers and lawmakers that key, two decades old, U.S. trade programs are about to expire without action by the U.S. Congress, the Embassy of Ecuador's Keep Trade Going (KTG) campaign has launched...

2013-06-12 10:49:23

Pitt researchers discover lead pollution dating back 8,000 years in northernmost region of Michigan´s Upper Peninsula Such pollution appeared far earlier in North America than in Europe, Asia, and South America, according to Pitt data. Humans began contributing to environmental lead pollution as early as 8,000 years ago, according to a University of Pittsburgh research report. The Pitt research team detected the oldest-discovered remains of human-derived lead pollution in the...

2013-06-10 04:20:42

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of electricity generation in South America comes from renewable hydropower, giving it one of the cleanest power sectors in the world. However, there are major problems with electric transmission and distribution infrastructure. A distribution loss rate of 15.5% is the highest in the world due to pervasive electricity theft and power outages are a continuing problem. As a result, an increasing share of electricity infrastructure spending is...

New Scorpion Species Found In Andes
2013-06-05 15:35:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The new species Tityus (Atreus) crassicauda is described as having a reddish-brown coloration with three longitudinal brown stripes separated by yellow patches. Classified as medium sized, the scorpion averages about 2 inches in length. In the Ecuadorian winter of 2012, researchers collected scorpions from mountains within the country´s Andean region. A male and female from those collections were determined to be a new species...

2013-06-05 08:30:34

Increased Pledge to Meet Updated Budget NEW YORK and GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Junta De Beneficencia ("The Junta") today announced the expansion of the new Alfredo G. Paulson Maternity Hospital, which has been in construction since John Paulson and The Junta pledged a $30 million donation in November 2010 to build the largest maternity hospital in South America. The expanded project will now include a 7500 square meter increase to a total size of...

2013-06-04 08:21:49

New office in Sao Paulo, Brazil furthers Canadian Solar's global footprint and enhances service to growing regional customer base. SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that is has opened a sales and business development office in Sao Paulo, Brazil to expand and strengthen the company's South American sales network and broaden...

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...

2013-05-22 08:23:39

TAMPA, Fla., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Seas Water Corporation today announced Claudio Baldovino has been named as President, South America. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130522/PH18343-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130522/PH18343LOGO-b) Mr. Claudio Baldovino joins Seven Seas Water as President, South America and a member of the Company's Executive Committee. Mr. Baldovino comes to Seven Seas with 21 years of experience in investment banking,...

2013-05-21 23:03:01

Will continue to expand Lighthouse´s presence in the US LED video screen industry Hong Kong (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Lighthouse Technologies is pleased to announce that Edward (Ed) Whitaker has been named General Manager — North & South America (NASA), an appointment designed to continue to expand Lighthouse´s presence in the US LED video display industry. Ed, who has over 30 years experience in the sports and entertainment LED display industry, joined Lighthouse in 2006 as...

2013-05-20 23:03:33

http://www.merrillbrink.com -- The BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China tend to top people´s minds on the subject of burgeoning economies, but South America is proving to be a resource-rich and consumer diverse continent. New York, US (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 The BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China tend to top people´s minds on the subject of burgeoning economies, but South America is proving to be a resource-rich and consumer diverse continent. The growing...


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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