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The Highest Settlement in the World

The Highest Settlement in the World

There is no running water, no sewage system, and no garbage disposal, but La Rinconada has one resource worth its weight.

Published Nov 15, 2019

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Detecting Invisible Plant Stress

Detecting Invisible Plant Stress

A new tool helped detect water-stressed vegetation near some 2019 Amazon rainforest fires.

Published Nov 14, 2019

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The Many Meanders of the Juruá

The Many Meanders of the Juruá

Heavy sediment loads play a role in making it one of the most sinuous rivers in the Amazon Basin.

Published Nov 13, 2019

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Bushfires Still Raging in New South Wales

Bushfires Still Raging in New South Wales

Fire managers warned of “the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen.”

Published Nov 12, 2019

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Susquehanna Sediment in the Chesapeake Bay

Susquehanna Sediment in the Chesapeake Bay

Sediment-rich water flowed down the river after a string of strong thunderstorms hit central Pennsylvania.

Published Nov 11, 2019

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