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Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Nov 20, – A U.S.-Myanmar mountaineering team trekked through jungles crawling with cobras, made a brief, illegal detour through Chinese-controlled Tibet and survived a terrifying 600-foot drop into a crevice on their way to the top of what has long been thought to be the country’s second-highest peak, Mount Gamlang. Myanmar may have a new […]

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A few tree species dominate Amazon

A few tree species dominate Amazon

Oct 19, – Researchers embarked on an ambitious endeavor to catalog the types of trees seen most often in the vast Amazon basin, which spans parts of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The world’s largest tropical forest actually contains a lot of the same kinds of trees, according to research on the […]

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