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Strikes as recession squeezes Argentina's oil-rich south

Comodoro Rivadavia - Shuttered schools, hospital services pared back to a minimum, officials on strike -- Argentina's southern oil-producing province of Chubut is a microcosm of the country's crippling economic crisis.

Paleontologists discover dinosaur as long as 3 city buses

New York - At 122 feet long, this enormous dinosaur is the largest ever discovered. It's so big, in fact, that it doesn't completely fit inside the gallery at the American Museum of Natural History.

Op-Ed: Don't buy our products!

In 1959 Nils Bohlin, an engineer at the Swedish Car Manufacturer Volvo, invented the first three point safety belt. It was much more effective than the standard lap belt (as still used on airplanes).

San Francisco burglars give new meaning to 'U-Haul'

San Francisco - Two daring San Francisco burglars gave new meaning to the term "U-Haul" early Monday morning on the north side of the city near Fisherman's Wharf.

‘B95’ bird alive and well in Delaware, en route to Nunavut

Toronto - A migratory shorebird known as ‘B95’, from the identification mark on a band attached to his leg, has been flying each year since 1995 between Patagonia and Canada’s Arctic; so far, it has flown the equivalent to the distance from Earth to the Moon.

Photo Essay: Aysén — Unspoiled beauty of the Chilean Patagonia Special

Coyhaique Alto - Patagonia, a land located at the southernmost point of South America, near the end of the map, is a remote territory of great diversity of landscapes: mountains, rivers, lakes, islands and fiords, which still remains semi-virgin.

Mesozoic Era fossil dinosaur bones and eggs located in Patagonia

A 70-million-year-old find of fossilized bones and unique eggs by an Argentina-Swedish research team has been located in Patagonia. The mysterious creature belongs to the birdlike Alvarezsauridae dinosaur family.

In Patagonia, controversial dam project gets environmental OK

Santiago - A $7 billion dam project in Chile’s Patagonia that would dam two of the world’ last remaining wild rivers gained environmental approval from the Chilean government late Monday, despite protests and a growing wave of opposition.

105-Foot Dinosaur Unearthed in Patagonia

Paleontologists have unearthed a large complete fossil of a new dinosaur species that roamed the Patagonia region about 80 million years ago. The structure measures about 105 foot from head to tail.
 

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The study determined that glacial melt is currently occurring at a faster rate than at any other tim...
The study determined that glacial melt is currently occurring at a faster rate than at any other time in the last 350 years. On Glacier Grey, in Chile's Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, another glacial pool begins forming as the glacier retreats by more than 450 feet annually.
Cycling excursions on Ecocamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari
Cycling excursions on Ecocamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari
A new study on glaciers in the Patagonia Icefields of South America indicates glaciers are currently...
A new study on glaciers in the Patagonia Icefields of South America indicates glaciers are currently melting at a rate faster than any other time in the last 350 years.
Aerial view of part of Patagonia.
Aerial view of part of Patagonia.
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SCENE: The Patagonia store in San Francisco burglarized early Monday by two men in a U-Haul truck is...
SCENE: The Patagonia store in San Francisco burglarized early Monday by two men in a U-Haul truck is just a few blocks from iconic Fisherman's Wharf.
Bigroger27509/Wikimedia Commons
Fitting the huge skull in place.
Fitting the huge skull in place.
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Chilean waterfall.
Chilean waterfall.
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Perito Moreno glacier
Perito Moreno glacier
NASA Earth Observatory
Location of Puerto Williams  Navarino Island  and Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of South Ame...
Location of Puerto Williams, Navarino Island, and Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of South America (Google Earth).
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