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Oil spill sullies river in Ecuador

A Petroecuador pipeline ruptured in Ecuador's Amazon basin region, spilling 10,000 barrels of crude into a river and alarming locals left without fresh well water, authorities said Monday.

Jun 03, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0

Unraveling the Napo's mystery

In the United States, rivers and their floodplains are well-documented and monitored. Ecuador's largest river, however, remains largely mysterious. Research led by Michigan State University is helping the ...

May 20, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Blue-bellied fish is a surprise catch

It is only 7mm longer than the world's smallest fish, and seems to only appear at night, but the bright blue belly of a tiny Amazonian fish caught the eye of a team of scientists who spotted it was a new ...

Mar 28, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 1