Latest Tocantins Stories

2009-01-14 12:50:12

The next edition of the competition reality series Survivor is to take place in Tocantins, the Brazilian Highlands, CBS said. The 18th season of the iconic TV show is slated to premiere Feb. 12 with 16 contestants competing for the top prize of $1 million. 'Survivor: Tocantins' will prove to be one of the most rugged locations ever visited and the only relief from these harsh conditions will be a river oasis known as the Rio Novo. Left stranded in the majestic interior of Brazil for 39...

2006-02-15 11:03:46

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Researchers are scrambling to discover what is blinding children in the Amazon city of Araguatins in the remote northern Brazilian state of Tocantins, health officials said on Wednesday. Three of the 365 children identified by the Disease Control Agency of Tocantins with similar lesions on their eyes are totally blind. Two others were blinded in one eye and have undergone surgery. The agency reported the first 17 cases in November, 2005. Since then,...

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2009-07-02 23:05:06

The Cerrado (English: "inaccessible") is an immense tropical savanna ecoregion located in Brazil. It is distinguished by its wide variety of plant and animal biodiversity. According to the World Wildlife Fund, it is the richest savanna in the world, known for its flora and fauna. The climate of the Cerrado is mostly hot to semi-humid in the summer with a dry winter season which lasts from May to October. The annual precipitation for this region is between 31 - 63 inches. The soils are old,...

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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