Tag: Peru Amazon

A New Species of Armored Catfish That Eats Wood. Yes, Wood.

Written by | August 30th, 2010

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Oh—and its teeth are shaped like spoons to make the eating easier…and that’s not even the weirdest part. Nature Conservancy scientist Paulo Petry found the first intact specimens for science…find out more.

The Peruvian Amazon Explodes…But Is Anyone Watching?

Written by | June 23rd, 2009

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The death of at least 45 people in rioting between police and indigenous demonstrators in the town of Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon on June 5th was, among other things, a neat demonstration of what doesn’t count as news in the global village. (See video above of the clash from Enlace Nacional, a Peruvian news […]

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