🐊 Many animals like the giant #otter and #capybara live in one of world's largest wetland areas known as the #Pantanal, as well as the beautiful #IguaçuFalls in #SouthAmerica. Watch these creatures thrive in their natural habitat and learn about the amazing #biodiversity of this region.
Winter in #SouthAmerica’s largest nation [feels] like summer in the Middle East."
HEY ALL - looking for newsfeed recommendations on here. Have finally cut the cord and ditched the other socials. And already feel healthier!
But another consequence is that I have lost a daily, tailored newsfeed.
Am looking for good accts to follow that offer news on
Black radical tradition
Feel free to tag others who might have suggestions!
(Description: Every September equinox, when the rainy season started, the Inca celebrated Coya Raymi (meaning festival of the empress). This festival honoured the empress (the coya) and also Killa, the moon goddess. The mummies of previous emperors and empresses were paraded through the streets and given offerings.)
#equinox #coya #coyaraymi #empress #peru #killa #moongoddess #precolumbian #inca #incahistory #incaempire #histodon #history #southAmerica #23September #september
#OnThisDay in 1573, INÉS MUŇOZ founded a convent.
When Francisco Pizarro separated from his common-law wife, Quispe Sisa, he gave their 2 kids to his sister-in-law, Inés Muñoz, to raise. Quispe Sisa's son died young & the girl was exiled to Spain aged 18.
In 1573, after Inés had been widowed a 2nd time, her only son fell seriously ill.
A Spanish chronicler claims that her son dreamt that he saw his mother & other women dressed as nuns...
Scientists discover #giantpredator that lived on Earth long before #dinosaurs
The fossil, which includes a complete skull and several skeletal bones such as ribs and arm bones, offers unprecedented insights into this prehistoric giant.
Was the largest and most ferocious meat-eater of its era
Doing #Satellite #Survey taught me about the intense occupation.
Download the #GoogleEarth #KML files and view thousands of earthworks:
Placemarks include #Aerial #Photography, selected #References geolocating academic articles, topo #maps, and more.
#Precolumbian #Archaeology #Amazon #SouthAmerica
#Acre #Amazonas #Rondonia #Brazil
#Beni #Pando #Mojos #Bolivia
I have a chapter in Jungle-tastic Tales about how pre-Columbian societies in the Amazon were more complex and larger than previously thought.
Here's a new article about it:
"The vast network of interconnected settlements shows that the Amazon was much more populated during the pre-Columbian era than previously suspected".
#qotd What's a book that taught you something incredible?
Just gave a donation to this sloth sanctuary in Suriname, which I saw featured on Simon Reeve's new BBC TV show covering South America. A worthy cause, if you're looking for one.
Sloth Sanctuary Suriname sequel: the whole story! on globalgiving: https://goto.gg/20480
#government needs to know the extent of what's possible. if #radical groups in parliament use the right methods, we can organize this world like we fucking please. we start here, let's work and #work until we're done. the giants shrink when compared to how much #power millions have in their daily lives. we need #millions, in all #continents. we've fought before, let's not forget the wins. #africa #asia #australia #oceania #aotearoa #SEA #china #india #europe #russia #americanempire #southamerica
Peruvian Yellow-tailed Wooly Monkeys live in #Peru #SouthAmerica. Known for their distinctive woolly coats, hooting calls. #Criticallyendangered from #deforestation Join the #Boycott4Wildlife against brands causing #deforestation https://palmoildetectives.com/2021/07/17/peruvian-yellow-tailed-woolly-monkey-lagothrix-flavicauda/ via @palmoildetectIives
#SouthAmerica #Culture FYI
Colombian Painter & Sculptor Fernando Botero Dies | News | teleSUR English https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colombian-Painter--Sculptor-Fernando-Botero-Dies-20230915-0010.html
Catholic priests involved in torture and murder are hard to bring to justice. Quote:
The niece of disappeared activist José Guillermo Berón says that she hopes that "justice will finally be done, even if he will never really pay for the enormous damage he has caused since he has lived almost his entire life with total impunity".
#SouthAmerica #Torture #CatholicChurch
Amber Heard and Elon Musk Recall Relationship in New Biography: I'm Just a Fool for Love, He Says: Elon Musk and Amber Heard's relationship is detailed in a new biography, including their rocky moments and shared interests. https://shut.net/2023/09/13/news-amber-heard-and-elon-musk-recall-relationship-in-new-biography-im-just-a-fool-for-love-he-says?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Chiefexecutiveofficer #Australia #Romancefilm #SpaceX #SouthAmerica
Lesbian Pride and Visibility Month: Honouring History and Facing Challenges https://viacampesina.org/en/lesbian-pride-and-visibility-month-honouring-history-and-facing-challenges/ #SouthAmerica #Patriachy #General
265-million-year-old #fossil reveals oldest, largest #predator in #SouthAmerica, long before the rise of #dinosaurs https://phys.org/news/2023-09-million-year-old-fossil-reveals-oldest-largest.html
Cranial #osteology of the Brazilian #dinocephalian Pampaphoneus biccai (#Anteosauridae: #Syodontinae) https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlad071/7260715
"#Pampaphoneus, which belongs to the early #therapsid clade called #dinocephalians, lived just before the largest #extinction event in the history of #Earth that eliminated 86% of all #animal species worldwide."
Police and hooded men confront each other near the La Moneda Palace in #Chile
Several armed and hooded individuals penetrated the perimeter fence and caused damage to one of the entrances to the Government House in the Chilean capital. The Carabineros (Military Police) intervened, leading to violent clashes.
Thousands of Chileans took to the streets to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the #coup d'état that ended the Government of socialist President Salvador #Allende (1970-1973) and began the dictatorship of Augusto #Pinochet (1973-1990).
#GiantOtters are the agile, graceful guardians of Amazonian rivers in #SouthAmerica. #Endangered by #gold #mining, #palmoil #soy and cattle ranches. Help them in the supermarket, go #vegan and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife https://palmoildetectives.com/2022/09/04/giant-otter-pteronura-brasiliensis/ via @palmoildetect
H5N1, a highly lethal form of avian influenza, has whipped through Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America, killing wild birds and marine mammals in staggering numbers. Only Australia and Antarctica remain. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/08/31/world/science-health/bird-flu-south-america-antarctica/?utm_content=buffer5c005&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #worldnews #sciencehealth #southamerica #antarctica #birdflu
#Brazil has newly recognized 8 different #indigenous territories (promising their pre-colonial residents permanent ownership-like rights to the land) since president #Lula returned to power, including 2 just this week. https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazils-lula-legalizes-more-indigenous-reservations-amazon-2023-09-05/
Are you ready for The Nov 2023 Great Southern BioBlitz?
Here are some photos from GSB 22 https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?project_id=126048
My review of the book The True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe #Aztecs #bookreview #cacao #cacaobean #CentralAmerica #chocolate #colonialera #colonialism #genocide #history #Mayans #nonfictionbooks #Olmecs #SouthAmerica #Spaniards
Easter Island seems like a place so special, it's impossible to visit—but actually it's quite hospitable to adventurous travelers! Learn more in this guide.
#travel #traveltips #traveltip #travelstory #travellife #travelandlife #traveladvice #ilovetravel #wanderlust #adventure #solotravel #couplestravel #grouptravel #vacation #beautiful #beautifulplaces #beautifuldestinations #inspiration #easterisland #chile #southamerica
Extreme El Niño Can "Switch Off" South America’s Forest Carbon Sink
Tropical #forests can help to mellow the impact of #ClimateChange by acting as a #carbon sink, sucking up more carbon from the atmosphere than they pump out. However, new research has suggested that a powerful #ElNiño event managed to "switch off" this ability in the forests in #SouthAmerica, which raises some worrying possibilities for the future.
I my blog has been on unplanned hiatus but I have got a new post up now. I wrote most of it a week ago but it's taken me a while to polish it. As I plan my Spring plantings, I am thinking about the history of some of the plants we grow in Aotearoa and how they got here.
The seriously majestic #Jaguar is a #bigcat living in central/ #SouthAmerica. They are #NearThreatened from #deforestation for #soy #meat #palmoil and illegal #poaching. Help them each time you shop and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife https://palmoildetectives.com/2022/08/28/jaguar-panthera-onca/ via @palmoildetect
Acción Libertaria has been added to A Radical Guide https://www.radical-guide.com/listing/accion-libertaria-2 #WhereWereYouRadicalized? #chile #concepción #southamerica
Into the position of principal wife and #coya stepped princess Azarpay, who would later be killed by Francisco Pizarro.
For more, check out Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire.
#qotd How has August been for you in terms of writing, reading or general life?
Homophobic hate speech is now punishable by prison time in Brazil, as the country's High Court declared in a near majority decision.
A 9-1 decision by the Supreme Federal Court (STF) ruled that homophobia is unlawful, just like other forms of hate speech.
INTERNATIONAL OPERATION AGAINST CHILD PORNOGRAPHY: Argentine police have arrested 12 people and seized a large amount of material as part of an international operation against the sexual exploitation of children, according to local authorities. The arrests were made in the Argentine capital and the province of Buenos Aires, where around 700 electronic storage devices were also seized.
According to the Public Ministry of Buenos Aires, these actions are part of the operation 'Allies for Childhood,' led by #Argentina and simultaneously implemented in the #UnitedStates, #Brazil, #Chile, #Ecuador, #Panama, #Paraguay, and #PuertoRico.
"Five people were arrested in Chile, one in Ecuador, and the results from the other involved countries are still awaited," the #Argentine capital's Public Ministry reported.
The investigation was made possible through the use of the investigation system provided by the American platform #Icaccops, used to track the trafficking of child sexual exploitation material on the #internet.
Members of the Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), a U.S. NGO dedicated to combating child trafficking and exploitation, founded by Tim Ballard, a former U.S. Homeland Security special agent portrayed by Jim Caviezel in the movie "Sound of Freedom" (2023), were present at the Public Ministry's monitoring center in Buenos Aires on Monday.
May the air you breathe be good air – fresh, free, crisp, healthy, clean. Not stale, recycled, old, expelled, and trapped. And let the thoughts you think be deep ones – profound, questioning, innovative, daring. Not stale, recycled, old, expelled and trapped.
Peruvian Landscape art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/peruvian-landscape-steve-henderson.html
Acción Socialista Libertaria has been added to A Radical Guide https://www.radical-guide.com/listing/accion-socialista-libertaria #WhereWereYouRadicalized? #argentina #southamerica
Concerned LGBTQIA+ Argentine activists express deep concern about a far-right party's primary win.
The LGBTQIA+ community is keeping a close eye on the emergence of conservative inclinations that could damage their rights following an election in which only a handful of openly queer candidates made it to the general elections on Oct. 22.
Read More: https://www.washingtonblade.com/2023/08/18/argentine-activists-raise-alarm-over-far-right-primary-victory/?utm_content=bufferbaa12&utm_medium=social&utm_source=bufferapp.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Real-time analysis maps show intensities of actual nocturnal bird migration as detected by the US weather surveillance radar network between local sunset to sunrise. All graphics are relative to the Eastern time zone. When present, the red line moving east to west represents the timing of local sunset, the yellow line represents the timing of local sunrise. Areas with lighter colors experienced more intense..
Story by Marina E. Franco, August 15, 2023
"Why it matters: Experts say the #Extremeweather is already threatening critical #biodiversity and the lives of millions in a region where many reside in slums or informal housing with little #infrastructure.
"Threat level: Much of the northern hemisphere has experienced deadly #heatwaves and weather disasters this summer. July was the hottest month on record.
"In South America, the 'hot' winter effect stems both from the El Niño phenomenon that warms ocean temperatures and from man-made #globalwarming says Alejandro Max Pastén, head of hydrological prediction at Paraguay's Weather Service.
"'What's being done so far to stem this is either not yet panning out or simply not enough, and the effects are increasingly plain to see,' adds Pastén, who also leads the atmospheric sciences department at Paraguay's Universidad Nacional de Asunción.
"Extreme weather has caused significant reductions in crops for local consumption and for exports, which contribute to many of South America's economies. For example, drought has slashed #Argentina's #soybean yields to the lowest in 24 years, threatening its status as world's largest exporter of #soybeanoil and meal.
"Increased and irregular #glacier melting has put lives and livelihoods in danger since many people depend on regular meltoff for drinking water and #agriculture. It is also used to supply #hydroelectric power generation, which could be affected as glacier water becomes more scarce.
"The World Meteorological Organization has warned that a diminished hydroelectric power supply is increasing demand for fossil fuels in a region that has 'major untapped potential for #renewable energy.'
"What's happening: Heat waves have hit several South American nations since July, the second month of winter. The average temperature in #BuenosAires in early August is 59°F — this year it's been 86°. Temperatures in #Chile hit 100° this month.
"#ExtremeHeat has worsened drought conditions and also made the region more prone to dangerous landslides when it rains.
"Parts of #Uruguay have been under a 'water emergency' since June because of drought, and that same month #Bolivia had a mix of drought, heavy rains and frost."
Many #frogs glow in blue light, and it may be a secret, eerie language https://www.sciencenews.org/article/frogs-glow-biofluorescence-language
[#preprint] Evidence for ecological tuning of novel anuran biofluorescent signals: Courtney Whitcher et al. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.07.25.550432v1 [#preprint]
"In the dim twilight hours, many frogs may be capable of emitting a faint green or orange glow. A survey of hundreds of frogs in #SouthAmerica shows that far more frogs are biofluorescent than previously thought."
by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, August 9, 2023
"It's winter in #SouthAmerica, but the temperatures don't feel like it.
"'South America is living one of the [most] extreme events the world has ever seen,' tweeted weather historian Maximiliano Herrera. 'Unbelievable temperatures up to 38.9C in the Chilean Andine areas in mid winter! Much more than what Southern Europe just had in mid summer at the same elevation: This event is rewriting all climatic books.'"
Rafael Correa is the Former Left-wing Populist, Democratic-Socialist Anti-American President of Ecuador, a great ally of Hugo Chavez and a Member of the São Paulo Forum (FSP) and its proxy organization, the Puebla Group
#Biden, like many other US presidents is doing it's best to take back south America after the massive populist wave of the past 30 years. #SouthAmerica is one of the foundations of US global war against #China and #Russia and most importantly the people of the region, and in this game, sacrificing a pawn is worth losing the chess game they are setting up in the region. The current target is #Ecuador.
Amazon summit calls on developed nations to fulfil climate funding deals
Book 4 of my summer reading pile. The Condor's Feather by Michael Webster.
It's a #travelogue, a genre I only occasionally enjoy as I often find it a bit clunky. But it is also a love story, a gorgeous elegy to #Birds, to #SouthAmerica, to the strength offered by a loving relationship + to the power of #nature to heal trauma. It certainly made me re-evaluate how I spend my time on earth.
A quiet recommendation in its genre, a book to savour.
#bookstodon #SummerReadingChallenge #NatureWriting
Seriously majestic #Jaguars are a #bigcat living in central/ #SouthAmerica. They are #NearThreatened from #deforestation for #soy #meat #palmoil and illegal #poaching. Help them #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife #InternationalCatDay https://palmoildetectives.com/2022/08/28/jaguar-panthera-onca/ @palmoildetectives
There's nothing like losing yourself in a good book -- a GOOD book, one well written with an interesting story that inspires you to think, wonder, imagine, and dream.
A Novel Landscape canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/a-novel-landscape-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
#reading #book #weekend #freedom #southamerica #landscape #art #artist #artwork #stevehenderson #fediverse #fediart #mastoart #green #earth #ayearforart #buyintoart #happy #andes #colombia #travel #discover #explore #woman #thinking #read #news #homedecor #story
The "unbelievable" mid-winter heat is "rewriting all climatic books," according to one expert, as the highest ever temperatures for this time of year have been recorded for many locations, with readings topping 100 F.
By Sophie Tanno, CNN
Published Aug 4, 2023 9:51 AM EDT
"Parts of South America are sweltering under abnormally hot temperatures – despite being in the depths of winter – as the combination of human-caused #ClimateChange and the arrival of #ElNiño feed into extreme winter heat.
"Southern Cone countries including Chile and #Argentina have experienced summer-like conditions as a heat wave, beginning in July, pushed temperatures higher than 38 degrees Celsius (100 Fahrenheit) in some places – dramatically above average for this time of year.
"Maximiliano Herrera, a climatologist who tracks extreme temperatures across the globe, told CNN that South America is experiencing a 'fierce winter heat wave.'
While such heat waves are not unheard of for the continent, this one has 'exceptional characteristics for its area, duration, intensity and being early August,' Herrara said, adding 'dozens of stations are recording their highest ever temperatures in the first half of August.'
"August in the Southern Hemisphere is equivalent to February in the Northern Hemisphere.
"Chile’s environment minister, Maisa Rojas, said that the world has been experiencing extreme events for weeks. 'Yesterday it was the turn of South America and #Chile,' she said in a Twitter post Wednesday.
"In the mountainous Chilean #Andes region, temperatures climbed to 38.9 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, according to Herrara, who described the event as 'unbelievable' for mid-winter and 'rewriting all climatic books.'"
FI: Talvi Etelä-Amerikassa, ja 20C _lämpimämpää_ kuin keskiarvot. On hiukan outo tämä vuosi sään suhteen, kiitos ilmastonmuutos ja el Nino
ENG: Winter in South-America, and 20C _warmer_ than average. This year is disturbingly strange weather-wise, thanks to climate change and El Nino
"Winter temperatures are way off the scale – not only in the central region where Buenos Aires is but also in the northern regions bordering Bolivia and Paraguay where temperatures reached between 37C (98.6F) and 39C (102.2F) this week.”
#SouthAmerica #GlobalHeating #ClimateEmergency #ElNiño
In #BuenosAires, where the average high on Aug. 1 is 14°C, it surpassed 30°C on Tuesday. Temperatures Tuesday rose past 35°C in numerous locations, including at elevations of above 1000 m bis 1400m in the #Andes foothills. In some cases, the temperature crested above 38°C after leaping from morning lows in the single-digits Celsius.
Australian Expert on climate heatwaves A/Prof. Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick tweeted today about the South American #heatwave event:
"what the actual F**K. this is totally insane. When I first saw this, I had trouble believing it myself. I'm shocked. Buenos Aires broke a record by over 5C - that's like Sydney experiencing a 30+C day at this time of year. This is bonkers. climatechange"
Washington post also covered the heat event.
Discounts for the #GlobalSouth, younger people (≤ 25 y.o.), and for buying all 3 items.
I'll probably follow you if we have similar interests or you share
- General SE Asian cultural content (#TootSEA) cuz our neighbours have the best food
- Stuff from #SouthAmerica cuz bruh we're primos
- Non-AI generated visual art that goes hard
- Media and art from outside of the American hegemon
- Unhinged shitposts
In this mural “Palace of the Peacock: Homage to Wilson Harris” by George Simon, who was a Guyanese Lokono Arawak artist, anthropologist, and archaeologist, the "jaguar references the form that a stalking kanaima shaman takes".
(Credit: Journal of West Indian Literature)
I'm starting an expedition thread on our MUDBENCS project, an oceanographic expedition to collect marine and fluvial mud, suspended sediment, and water from the Amazon River and coastal areas of Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana. I will add to this thread from time to time, so please #boost it freely if you think others would be interested in participating virtually in an oceanographic expedition.
Tonight, the ship R/V F. G. Walton Smith pushed off the dock in Miami heading to St. Thomas, to Trinidad, and the to Cayenne. The scientific party was not on board. Most will join it in about 13 days in Cayenne. I will lead a small party of us to transport frozen Amazon samples over land from Macapá, Brazil, through the savannas and rain forest of the Amazon basin to Cayenne, French Guiana. We will board the ship to begin our work on June 3.
“We are living in an era of increasingly lethal attacks against #journalism.”
Investigative reporting is under threat in the Americas. Now an advocacy group is demanding action from President #Biden, reports Senior Staff Writer Lise Olsen:
6 new reserves created in Brazil.
"#Indigenous people are guaranteed exclusive use of natural resources on these lands, viewed by scientists as a bulwark against Amazon deforestation - a major challenge in the fight against climate change."
I'm really excited to share my latest on the @mongabay Newscast this week. My conversation with @amywestervelt details the latest season of her acclaimed podcast 'Drilled,' which covers the massive oil drilling agreement between ExxonMobil and Guyana. Listen here:
Another q: What is one thing that you think modern women could learn from the women in your book?
I think people will be surprised at how much respect women were given during Inca times. Women and men were seen as equal but different with distinct tasks assigned to each of them that were equally valued...
I've just started to travel in South America and I'm posting photos. I created a different account for that purpose 👇🏽
Follow it if you're interested!
(It's probably more relevant to whoever knows me in person, but everyone is welcome!)
Frigatebird Flaunting It
Description: Puffing up his large, red neck pouch, hoping to attract a mate, this frigatebird scans the skies for a likely companion.
Location: Galapagos, Ecuador, South America