How climatic factors affect glacier recession

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Over the past decade, scientists have observed that many of the world’s glaciers have begun to recede dramatically. Now, experts agree that it is as a result of man-made global warming, as opposed to climatic factors. Whereas previously skeptics suggested that volcanic activity and solar variation could contribute to glacial […]

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Endangered species of South America: Plants and flowers

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In South America plants and flowers are abundant. Currently, scientists estimate that about 80% of the planet’s flowering plant species are in the Amazon rainforest – which covers about 5.5 square kilometers of the continent. These plants and flowers are some of the most weird and wonderful you’ll ever see, […]

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5 fun facts about Galapagos islands flamingos

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South America is home to numerous fascinating bird species, from tiny hummingbirds to mighty condors. However, there are some species you might not expect. For instance, did you know that there is such a thing as Galapagos Islands flamingos? Situated off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are famously […]

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Birding in Patagonia: Exotic bird watching tips for beginners

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Patagonia is world-famous for its rich wildlife and numerous endemic species. Furthermore, the region is also an incredible location for bird watching. Home to over 460 types of bird, a trip to Patagonia is sure to be unforgettable for any wildlife enthusiast. From majestic Andean condors to adorable Magellanic penguins, […]

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Pro packing: Our comprehensive mountain camping checklist

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Mountain camping in Patagonia requires some extra planning compared to a regular weekend in the country. There are several things that you’ll need to take into account when preparing a mountain camping checklist – perhaps most importantly, it’s finding the right balance between safety and weight. Furthermore, what you take […]

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Why are glaciers white? The ultimate glacier fact guide

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Have you ever asked yourself “why are glaciers white?” Obvious as it may seem, it’s not a stupid question. It’s a good question, in fact, and a lot of people couldn’t answer it. Most people don’t spend all that much time thinking about glaciers, and we think that’s a shame. Glaciers […]

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5 of the rarest Argentina animals

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There are plenty of good reasons to visit Argentina. Whether you’re a Malbec-mad wine lover or a city slicker, there’s something to see. The landforms of Argentina are some of the world’s most breathtaking and aren’t to be missed. Perhaps the best reason of all to visit this part of […]

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The island spice recipe you need to know

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For many of us, the idea of an island vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime affair. It’s the stuff dreams are made of, which explains why so many honeymooners head for the islands. Visiting the Caribbean is not something you can do every day, but we’ve got something almost as good. It’s […]

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