South America Science and Environment

Amazon River

Information on the Amazon River, with map, fact file, and image gallery.

Amazon Watch

Working to defend the environment and rights of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin. With press releases, news clips, and reports.

Biological Diversity of the Guiana Shield

Field-oriented program of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution to study, document and preserve the biological diversity of the Guiana Shield region.

Brazil Energy Profile

Features a country analysis brief, map, data and statistics produced by the US Energy Information Administration.

Guiana Shield Media Project

Environmental media project with a focus on the Guiana Shield region of South America, stretching from northeastern Brazil, through French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela and eastern Colombia, up to the Andes.

Into the Depths of the Amazon

Offers information on the Amazon, including history, climate, flora and fauna, culture, pollution, and deforestation.

Matamata

Article on the Chelus fimbriatus. By William H. Espenshade, III.

Pilcomayo River Basin Study: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay

Case study to develop a multinational river basin plan for the multipurpose use of the Pilcomayo (Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay).

Transport and Fate of Heavy Metals Within the Pilcomayo River Basin, Bolivia

Study on the environmental effects of mining in Rio Pilcomayo.

Venezuela Energy Profile

Features a country analysis brief, map, data and statistics produced by the US Energy Information Administration.

Volcanoes in South and Central America

Links to information on volcanoes in different countries in the region.

Web Earthquakes: South America

Provides map showing seismicity in South America. From the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center.

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