Posts Tagged 'Colombia'

Changes in the Andes Cause Flood Risks for South American Cities

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At more than 11,000 feet above sea level, very important ecosystems known as páramos exist. These kinds of ecosystems are only found in Central and South America and resemble a sort of alpine archipelago, each a link between distinct island ecosystems that exist nowhere else on the planet.

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Titanoboa, a Paleogene Period 40-Foot Long Snake

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A new fossil of an extraordinarily large snake was discovered in the lowland tropics of northern Colombia, 60 miles from the Caribbean coast in Cerrejón. Titanoboa cerrejonensis is part of the genus Titanoboa and these gigantic snakes roamed the Earth during the Paleocene epoch of the Paleogene Period, about 58 to 60 million years ago.

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Colombian Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Has Increased Activity

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The Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia hasn’t erupted in over 20 years, but there are signs that point that it’s entering a more active phase. INGEOMINAS scientists did a flyover with the Colombian Air Force and discovered ash on the glacier, near the crater rim, and more ash on the eastern flank.

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Jason P. Howe

I learned of Jason P. Howe after reading this article on the Independent. His conflict pictures are amazing. His book Colombia: Between the Lines is coming out this spring. It’s mentioned that his book will be turned into a Hollywood movie.


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