Articles tagged "south america"

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Wildfires rage across South America, causing 'total destruction'

Wildfires have been tearing through parts of South America this year, particularly Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay, causing 'total destruction' in some parts of the continent, according to primatologist Martin Kowalewski, who measured the scale of...

October 12, 2020

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Devastating wildfires prompt state of emergency in Paraguay

Paraguay has declared a national state of emergency as more than 5 000 wildfires rage amid drought and record hot temperatures across South America. Paraguay’s Congress declared a national emergency on Thursday, October 1 as more wildfires broke out, scorching...

October 05, 2020

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More than 100 000 livestock animals perish as intense snowstorms hit Patagonia, 70 percent of flock at risk

Intense snowstorms and frosts hit Patagonia amid one of the region's worst winters in two decades, which has badly affected the agricultural sector. More than 100 000 livestock animals have perished, according to officials' first estimate of losses, who also...

August 24, 2020

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'Very intense' Antarctic air to bring historic cold and snow across wide swaths of South America

A "very intense" Antarctic air mass is forecast to spread across wide swaths of South America this week, with the potential to bring historical cold and snow, MetSul warned. The cold blast will sweep across a large portion of Argentina and reach Brazil,...

August 19, 2020

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Record snow and freezing temperatures hit parts of South America

Parts of South America were hit by record snow accumulations and below-freezing temperatures this week. This included Mendoza City in Argentina, which recorded about 1.5 m (5 feet) of snow-- the highest volume of snow in the city this early in the season. The Andes...

July 11, 2020

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Researchers take pulse of sleeping supervolcano with magma molten for millions of years

Uppsala University researchers discovered how a supervolcano in the Andes-- on the border with Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia-- holds molten magma for millions of years without fully solidifying or erupting. "Huge volcanic eruptions from so-called supervolcanoes...

April 29, 2020

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Worst flooding in the last 50 years hits Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

Widespread flooding across Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil over the last 7 days forced more than 150 000 people to evacuate their homes and claimed 6 lives so far. The floods are the worst to hit the area in the last 50 years, according to the local...

December 29, 2015

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Open-source archive of active faults for northwest South America

The article titled "Open-source archive of active faults for northwest South America," by Gabriel Veloza and colleagues  introduces the "Active Tectonics of the Andes Database". It should provide more data to more geoscientists. Their work includes the locations and

October 03, 2012