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Deforestation could wipe out over 50 percent of species in Haiti

According to new research from Temple University scientist Blair Hedges, the Caribbean island nation of Haiti is undergoing a mass extinction event, and the country is close to losing its rich biodiversity. Hedges — who has spent decades in Haiti’s rain forests — says that the results of his latest study are shocking. In a paper recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Hedges and his co-authors revealed that Haiti, which was once full of lush trees and teeming ...
Tags: Cooking, Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, Trees, Nasa, Wildlife, Deforestation, South America, Island, Forests, Haiti, Extinction, Caribbean, Species


What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos?

A land-based tour to the Galapagos allows the traveler to explore the enchanted islands while staying at a hotel or lodge on one of the three main inhabited islands: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, or Isabela. Visitors can chose one island to serve as their home base, or island-hop between the three. The flexibility of a […] The post What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos? appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos, Regions, Isabela, Santa Cruz San Cristobal


Traveling to Rio Carnival 2019: Airports, Parking, Permits, PPRs & CIQ

This year’s Rio Carnival runs March 1-5 with assorted events ranging from parades, music, and samba hall rehearsals. You can either arrive on the cusp of the activities and dive straight into the festivities or perhaps land in Rio earlier to witness several spectacles, such as election of Carnival King and Queen. In any event, this will be a busier time than normal in Rio, especially for general aviation (GA) ops, so it’s important to accomplish trip planning in advance. The following is an over...
Tags: Immigration, Hotel, Brazil, Aviation, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Customs, Carnival, Latin America, Aviation Fuel, Rio, Eta, Rio Carnival, Recife, Manaus, PPR


5 reasons to discover the beautiful Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest in the world, some parts of it have never seen rain. It is the oldest in the world at 150M years and the highest in the world – we visited some parts at 4,600 metres. It is also simply huge at 1,500 sq km and has many […] The post 5 reasons to discover the beautiful Atacama Desert appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Chile, Attractions, South America, Regions, Going Out, Atacama Desert


Total lunar eclipse coming

The name of the unique celestial phenomenon might sound a bit dramatic, but then again, so is the phenomenon itself. On January 21, at around 12:12 AM EST, a total lunar eclipse called “super blood wolf moon” will be visible in the night sky. The name describes a total lunar eclipse that makes the moon appear larger and red to people on Earth. Total lunar eclipses only happen when the sun, Earth, and moon reach perfect alignment, causing the Earth’s shadow to hide the moon from view. By contr...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, US, Earth, Moon, South America, North, All, Eclipse, Eclipses, Lunar Eclipse


Our Offbeat Travel List: 11 Destinations You’re Not Considering…But Should

There is certainly no shortage of “Hot Travel Destinations” or “Best Places to Visit in 2019” lists circulating these days. But, we find that most of these lists include many of the usual or well-known travel destinations. As we field questions about our own favorite destinations, most memorable experiences and where we recommend people to travel, we thought we’d add a twist to the traditional travel destination lists and share some unusual, lesser-known or unconventional destinations that might...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Colombia, Afghanistan, Unesco, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Miami, South America


Who might emerge -- as Messi once did -- at South America Under-20 Championships?

In 2005, South America's under-20 tournament proved a springboard for Lionel Messi to U20 Wrld Cup and global stardom. Venezuela are the only South American nation never to have made it to a World Cup. But they are convinced that their time will come in 2022 -- and their optimism is based on much more than mere faith. Two years ago they went to the final of the Under-20 World Cup, where they missed a penalty before losing 1-0 to England. In Venezuela, they believe this generation will carry...
Tags: England, Football, Blog, Qatar, Sport, Lionel Messi, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, South America, Uruguay, Messi, Blog Post, CONMEBOL Sudamericano Sub-20


Using satellites to measure rates of ice mass loss in glaciers

Researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have now investigated all glacial areas in South America in more detail than ever before, from the tropical areas to the subpolar regions. Their two major findings are that the highest rate of mass loss is in the Patagonian ice sheet, and that the glaciers in the tropics have lost considerably less mass than previously projected, although this is not the good news which it might appear at first sight.
Tags: South America, Patagonian, Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg


SHARK! (At AquaRio…)

“So, no Aquaman.” “Zero chance.” “Megalodon… I KNOW, I KNOW! It was a long time ago!” “Yep, no extinct, massive creature.” “Nemo?” “We should be able to find it.” “Dory?” “Likely in the same tank. Eh, you might see sharks too.” “SHARKS?” “Yes, but they’re smaller and less scary than you think. Unlike in movies,” I clarify. I remember being obsessed with Jaws, much like Mark is obsessed with The Meg, and feeling both a bit disappointed and relieved by the average size of a great white shark. I’m ...
Tags: Travel, Beijing, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Jaws, Rio, Botafogo, Mark, Meg, Feng, Museu, Eduardo Kobra, Uruguaiana, South America 2018-2019, Praça Mauá


10 surrealistic South American travel hotspots

Even after journeying to more than 110 countries, I continue to find that nothing has the potential to be as life-altering as a remarkable travel experience. Though we all learn and grow on every trip we take, occasionally there’s a truly unique moment, a special circumstance or a distinctive sight that changes a seemingly simple […] The post 10 surrealistic South American travel hotspots appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Chile, Attractions, Brazil, Peru, South America, Ecuador, Bolivia, Regions, Going Out


How to See Next Weekend's Total Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will be visible to sky gazers in North and South America and western parts of Europe and Africa on January 20. As a bonus, it will be a supermoon, so it’s a bigger eclipse than usual.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Africa, South America, North, Lifehacks, Supermoon, Lunar Eclipse, Blood Moon


Peru’s Salkantay Trek vs. the Inca Trail

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Tags: Travel, Hiking, Peru, South America, Adventure Travel, Travel Industry, Inca Trail, Trekking, Destination Reports, Travel Adventures, Cheap Latin America Travel, Peru Travel, Adventure Tours, Travel Adventure, Peru prices


Total lunar eclipse on Jan 20-21 will be last until 2022

People in North and South America, a large part of Europe and Africa may get a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse overnight from January 20 to 21, the last such event until 2022. For those in Europe and Africa, the total eclipse will unfold shortly before sunrise. For those in North and South America, the eclipse can be viewed at the beginning or in the middle of the night.
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, South America, North


7 reasons for extending your stay in Quito

Quito is well known as a heritage city that offers a variety of cultural activities and sightseeing. Nevertheless, most of the travelers use Quito as a stopover before or after their trip to the amazing Galapagos Islands. There is plenty to explore for the most avid traveler to plan to spend a few nights in […] The post 7 reasons for extending your stay in Quito appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Attractions, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Regions, Going Out, Quito


Why you need to visit French Guiana

During the 2014 World Cup , French Guiana got the geographical equivalent of 15 minutes of fame. A place a good portion of the world didn’t know existed, much less could find on a map, was highlighted in numerous maps of World Cup stadiums around Brazil, as well as the subject of a number of “interesting places to travel around the World Cup” stories in the months leading up to the event. And that was the last most of the world thought about it. It’s not the world’s fault, really. Getting to t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Florida, US, Paris, Italy, Avis, Brazil, New Orleans, South America, Laos, Caribbean, Martinique, Buenos Aires, Canary Islands, Cacao


The continued relevance of Phineas Gage

Phineas Gage is considered to be Patient Zero for traumatic brain injury.The story of Gage at the time was that his damaged brain rendered him a different, monstrous person. This wasn't true.Recent studies demonstrate that an injured brain can see an increase in connection in areas associated with touch and learning. Phineas Gage was a railroad foreman in the 19th century. In 1848, while blasting through rock as part of the construction of the Rutland Railroad line in Vermont, Gage set an expl...
Tags: Neuroscience, History, Medical Research, Innovation, Men, South America, Npr, Vermont, Phineas Gage, Gage, Brodmann, Human body, Rutland Railroad, J M Harlow


Scientists are still fascinated by Phineas Gage. Here's why.

Phineas Gage is considered to be Patient Zero for traumatic brain injury.The story of Gage at the time was that his damaged brain rendered him a different, monstrous person. This wasn't true.Recent studies demonstrate that an injured brain can see an increase in connection in areas associated with touch and learning. Phineas Gage was a railroad foreman in the 19th century. In 1848, while blasting through rock as part of the construction of the Rutland Railroad line in Vermont, Gage set an expl...
Tags: Neuroscience, History, Medical Research, Innovation, Men, South America, Npr, Vermont, Phineas Gage, Gage, Brodmann, Human body, Rutland Railroad, J M Harlow


Gabriel Jesus: Manchester City's Brazilian players will help striker, says Pep Guardiola

Manchester City's Brazilian players can help support Gabriel Jesus once his family return to South America, says boss Pep Guardiola.
Tags: Football, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, South America, Gabriel Jesus


Moreno: Spying happens, but not accepted in South America

Steve Nicol and Alejandro Moreno react to Marcelo Bielsa admitting to spying on Derby County and that he's done it since he was with Argentina.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Leeds United, South America, Derby County, Latest, ESPN FC TV, English League Championship, Marcelo Bielsa, Alejandro Moreno, Steve Nicol, Moreno


Tips on travel to Antarctica

A mere hundred years ago, going to Antarctica was exclusively the realm of hardened, grizzled explorers who didn’t mind being away from home for years and losing a toe or three. Flash forward to 2019, and you’ve got ships with wine pairing dinners and butler service making dozens of trips there a year. Though getting there’s not cheap, the White Continent is now fully accessible to anyone who can afford it. But it’s still not as simple as taking a 10-day tour around the Caribbean. Because Ant...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Travel Planning, Chicago, Netflix, Chile, North Dakota, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Argentina, Siberia, South America, Drake, Francis, Kia, Key West


Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs caused a mile-high tsunami

The asteroid that crashed into the Yucatan caused a mile-high tsunami. The wave was 52 times higher and 2,600 times more energetic than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed over 227,000 people. Sediment was disturbed 3,700 miles from the site of the crash. None Becoming a fossil is no easy matter. There are a number of conditions that have to be met, according to Paige Williams, author of The Dinosaur Artist. You can't be eaten by scavengers; the weather must not scatter your remains; your...
Tags: Mexico, Environment, Nasa, Oceans, Innovation, Dinosaurs, Evolution, South America, North, Asteroid, North Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Derek, American Geophysical Union, Cosmos, Chicxulub


Quito Ecuador

Our first real foray into South America begins in Quito.We have a very comfortable inexpensive Airbnb here for 6 weeks.As we did in Malaga last year we plan to use Quito as our home base to take side trips to various sights in Equator.Next up
Tags: Travel, South America, Airbnb, Málaga, Quito, Quito Ecuador


Comics Research Bibliography 2018 print edition volumes and ebook available for order

Over 1200 pages long with more than 9,000 new entries, this is a bibliography of articles and books on all aspects of comic and cartoon art including comic books, comic strips, cartoons, animation, editorial cartoons, newly updated as of the end of 2018. It is based on the format used by John Lent in his ten-volume bibliography. Both the two volume print and the single file electronic book include tens of thousands of citations with links to information on comic book movies, the Cha...
Tags: Asia, Comics, Japan, Australia, Washington Post, France, India, Africa, Dc Comics, Canada, United States, Middle East, Belgium, South America, Caribbean, Charlie Hebdo


Spain: Vox and the rise of the collectivist Right

Spain: Vox and the rise of the collectivist Right Since 2016, right-wing populist parties have been on the rise in Europe: National Rally (formerly the National Front) in France, the League in Italy, the Party for Freedom in Netherlands, Vlaams Belang in Flanders, and the Alternative for Germany are but a few examples. Yet the Iberian Peninsula – Spain and Portugal – has been an exception. It was said that countries such as my native Spain resisted the so-c...
Tags: Europe, Senate, Germany, Religion, Eu, Spain, European Union, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Flanders, Poland, South America, North, Francisco Franco


CES Show 2019 – Secure Data – Hardware Encrypted Hard Drives & USB Flash Drives – Booth Interview @SecureData

SECUREDATA, Inc. is a privately held company, headquartered in California, USA. SecureData offers a range of tailored high-level data protection capabilities through a set of services and products. These include hardware encrypted portable storage devices, backup solutions, file repair software, data recovery, and digital forensics services to help clients achieve their security objectives. SecureData has a presence through its partners in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), ...
Tags: Asia, News, Africa, Seo, South America, California USA, Chris Voss, North America Europe Middle East, SECUREDATA Inc, SecureData


The Ultimate Bucket List: The 8 Best Travel Tours in the World

Do you want to take a trip to a foreign country? If you never have, you should! Traveling abroad helps enhance your views and knowledge of the world. You’ll see amazing sights, meet amazing people, and overall have an unforgettable experience. But here’s the issue when traveling abroad – you’re a long way from home. Things are done differently in foreign countries. From social customs to attire to paying for goods and services, you’ll experience some bumps along the traveling road. That’s why a ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mountains, China, Africa, Nepal, Morocco, Antarctica, Burma, Peru, Myanmar, South America, Vietnam, Madagascar, Machu Picchu, Hanoi


South America Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

Were off on our travels again this time to South America starting in Rio de Janeiro. Its a long journey our first day having already spent 2 hours on a coach consists of 13 hours of flying plus 4 hours at various airports finishing with an
Tags: Travel, Rio De Janeiro, South America


He’s been president a week – and already Bolsonaro is damaging Brazil | Eliane Brum

Jair Bolsonaro’s messianic brand of capitalism threatens minorities and the rainforest that protects the planetThe world needs to understand what Brazil has become, before it’s too late. Jair Messias Bolsonaro’s Brazil is not just another country that elected a far-right president at a time when the world’s most powerful nation is led by Donald Trump. It’s not just South America’s version of the current trend of countries sliding into authoritarianism, like we’ve seen in Hungary, Poland, Turkey ...
Tags: Climate Change, Americas, World news, Philippines, LGBT rights, Brazil, South America, Donald Trump, Eliane Brum, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Hungary Poland Turkey, Jair Messias Bolsonaro


Stick to your New Year’s fitness resolutions with these gym tips

With New Year’s celebrations over and the deadline for fitness resolutions upon us, let’s figure out how to stick with your plans so you’re satisfied by summer. But first, know that you own what defines satisfaction. As the main character in the new Netflix movie “Dumplin’” proclaims, “Every body is a swimsuit body.” With happiness foremost, let’s get going. Bob Loschy works out on the stair master at Planet Fitness in Foothill Ranch, CA on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The gym caters to gener...
Tags: News, Africa, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, South America, North, Local News, Moose, San Bernardino, Gerry, David Whiting, Orangetheory Fitness, Planet Fitness, South Africa Botswana, Top Stories LADN


Conrad Cartagena – Colombia’s Biggest Golf and Beach Resort

Colombia has never been a country with a history of golf courses and while the country has plenty of coastline, there haven't been many full-fledged beach resorts. Its most popular city for tourists got a boost on both counts this year with the opening of Conrad Cartagena Resort. This Hilton brand property is well out of the city, so don't cash in your loyalty points there if you're planning to spend a lot of time strolling the historic center inside the stone walls. Going way out past the air...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Golf, Hilton, South America, Jack Nicklaus, Meetings, Beaches, New Hotels, Colombia Travel, Luxury Hotels Colombia, Cartagena, Luxury Beach Resorts, Beach Resort, Golf Courses, Golf Resorts