The Caribbean, or West Indies, is a region of the Americas that consists of several groups of islands within or bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean. The region includes more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays.
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The Madeira River is one of South America's major rivers. It is part of the Amazon Basin and is the largest and most important tributary of the Amazon River. Its headwaters are located in the Bolivian Andes, over 2,000 miles from its confluence with the Amazon in Brazil.
Caquetá-Japurá River and Basin (Brazil, Colombia) The Editor Fri, 07/01/2022 - 19:21
The Caquetá River as it is known in Colombia, or the Japurá as it is known in Brazil, is a tributary of the Amazon River and has a total length of approximately 1,750 mi. About two-thirds of the tributary is in Colombia and the other one-third is in Brazil. The Caquetá-Japurá Basin is the ninth-largest tributary basin in the Amazon.
The Southern Andean steppe ecoregion is found in the higher elevations of the Chilean and Argentine Andes, the southern portion of the Andes range, and features a cold desert climate. It is part of the Montane grasslands and shrublands biome.
The Aucanquilcha volcano is located in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile, between the Loa River and the border with Bolivia, within the Alto Loa National Reserve. It is part of the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes. Several sulfur mines lie in the Aucanquilcha complex.
The Río Negro, the largest blackwater river in the world, is a major tributary of the Amazon. The source of the Río Negro lies in eastern Colombia's rainforests. At Manaus, the Río Negro joins the Solimões River to form the Amazon River. It is at this point that the "meeting of the waters" phenomenon takes place.
The Moconá (Yucumã) Falls is a dramatic linear waterfall on the border between the province of Misiones, Argentina and the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The areas on either side of the falls are protected by the Moconá Provincial Park in Argentina and the Turvo State Park in Brazil.
Chankillo Archaeological Site (Peru) The Editor Mon, 06/20/2022 - 17:52
The Chankillo Archaeological Site is situated in a coastal desert in the Ancash region of Peru. Constructed in the fourth century BC, it has been interpreted as a fortified temple complex that includes a solar observatory known as the "Thirteen Towers."
Licancabur is an active stratovolcano located on the border between Bolivia and Chile. Its prominent cone is situated at over 19,000 feet, overlooking Bolivia's Laguna Verde. It is part of the Central Volcanic Zone, at the western margin of the Altiplano, near the Chilean town of San Pedro de Atacama.
The Altiplano-Puna volcanic complex is a major caldera and silicic ignimbrite volcanic field located in the southern portion of the Altiplano-Puna plateau, an elevated dry region in the central Andes that includes parts of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. It includes two active geothermal fields: El Tatio and Sol de Manana.
Araguaia National Park: Bananal Island (Brazil) The Editor Sat, 06/11/2022 - 20:54
Araguaia National Park is located on Bananal Island in the Brazilian state of Tocantins. It is the largest known river island on Earth. The northern one-third of the island, which is designated as a National Park, is a popular destination for ecotourism. The southern two-thirds are indigenous territories.