Topic: South America
Weather thwarts shuttle launches. But important factors favor this state.
02/04/2010 10:07 am
A photographer explores the lush, unspoiled land at the tip of South America.
02/02/2010 09:46 am
A periodic climate phenomenon, El Nino has prompted storms to smack southern California this week rather than the Pacific Northwest. But Indonesia and parts of Australia are also affected, except they're too dry.
01/22/2010 05:50 pm
Conservative tycoon Sebastian Piñera won the second round of Chile's presidential election on Sunday in part due to voter faith that he can revive the economy. Meanwhile, Brazil's economy is booming.
01/17/2010 06:13 pm
Scientists look for the reasons that birds migrate thousands of miles to nest in the Arctic.
01/15/2010 11:10 am
It helps feed a hungry world, but it's worse than CO2.
01/12/2010 09:58 am
Peru's growth rate – 9.8 percent – was one of the fastest last year. It's poised to break with neighbors Bolivia, Venezuela, and Ecuador with its center-left but pro-business governments.
01/05/2010 01:51 pm
In Pictures Sea creatures
Around 20,000 Filipinos were evacuated from the slopes of the Mayon Volcanoe on the Philippines' main island of Luzon Tuesday. The volcano, which has erupted and left fatalities in the past, is a reminder of dangers of living on the Pacific "ring of fire."
12/15/2009 12:16 pm
In the Pacific, jumbo squid have moved to new waters, signaling changes in the ocean, scientists observe.
12/15/2009 11:36 am