Peru

The Poisoning of the Amazon

By: Jacqueline Gerson, Kelsey Lansdale and Melissa Marchese The pitter-patter of rain echoes through our metal boat as we chug down the Madre de Dios River in the Peruvian rainforest. Trees line the riverbanks, just visible through the dense fog and heavy rain, while macaws and capuchin monkeys screech in the background; the Amazon is…

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January 19, 2014: Waging War Against Whalers, Paragliding Above Pakistan and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! Hour 1 – Mountains can be haunting for their beauty and…

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High Moon Over the Amazon: The Quest for the Monkeys of the Night

In total darkness in the dripping rain forest of Madagascar’s Ranomafana National Park, the accomplished primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright skipped along a rough trail she’d prepared for us jungle neophytes to explore the nocturnal world of lemurs, frogs, and many other species new and strange to us. While I fretted about snakes and leeches I…

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What Created This Mysterious “Picket Fence” in the Amazon?

It’s probably the only picket fence in the Amazon, but scientists have no idea what made it or what its purpose might be. Georgia Tech doctoral student Troy Alexander stumbled upon these two-centimeter-long white structures growing on trees in Peru on June 7. (Also see “What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor?“) Since then, the intricate…

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What Created This Mysterious “Picket Fence” in the Amazon?

It’s probably the only picket fence in the Amazon, but scientists have no idea what made it or what its purpose might be. Georgia Tech doctoral student Troy Alexander stumbled upon these two-centimeter-long white structures growing on trees in Peru on June 7. (Also see “What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor?“) Since then, the intricate…

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May 5, 2013: An Ambush on the Amazon, Croc Attacks in Africa and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or pick your favorite segments and listen now below! Episode: 1319 – Air Date:…

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