New satellite mapping a 'game changer' against illegal logging
System that provides hard evidence of logging crimes in almost real time gives new hope of combating tropical deforestationTaken from outer space, the satellite images show illegal loggers cutting a road into a protected area in Peru, part of a criminal enterprise attempting to steal millions of dollars worth of ecological resources. With the launch of a new satellite mapping system on Wednesday, governments and environmentalists will have access to hard evidence of these types of crimes almost in real time as part of a push by scientists to improve monitoring of tropical deforestation. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Thomson Reuters Foundation Tags: Deforestation Trees and forests Conservation Environment Satellites Science Amazon rainforest Peru Americas World news Indonesia Asia Pacific Source Type: news

The co-occurrence of domestic and child violence in urban Peru: evidence from three regions - Benavides M, Almonte JLJ, Marquina MPL.
Using a unique dataset collected from three regions in Peru (Huancavelica, Lima and Loreto), this study explores the co-occurrence of domestic and child violence within households; that is, the situation where a victim of domestic violence (mother) becomes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

35-pound tumor removed from Peruvian woman
Peruvian doctors have removed what was described by health officials as a "giant" 16-kilogram (35.3-pound) tumor from the abdomen of a woman in Lima, the capital of Peru. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru reports first patient carrying the Zika virus
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru said Friday a Venezuelan man in Lima, who recently traveled through Colombia, had contracted the mosquito-borne virus Zika, in the Andean country's first confirmed case of the disease that is rapidly spreading across the Americas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prevalence of violence in childhood and adolescence and the impact on educational outcomes: evidence from the 2013 Peruvian national survey on social relations - Fry D, Anderson J, Hidalgo RJ, Elizalde A, Casey T, Rodriguez R, Martin A, Oroz C, Gamarra J, Padilla K, Fang X.
This study provides, for the first time, national population-based estimates describing violence during childhood and adolescence in Peru and the impact on educational outcomes. METHODS: A population-based school survey was conducted am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among school-going urban adolescents in Peru - Sharma B, Nam EW, Kim HY, Kim JK.
The study examines the prevalence of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt, and associated factors among school-going urban adolescents in Peru. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a sample of 916 secondary school adolescents in 2014. A structured qu... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sharing the testimonies of victims of unconsented sterilisation in Peru
The Quipu Project, a transmedia documentary project which highlights the experiences of over a quarter of a million people (mainly women, but including around 20,000 men) who were sterilised in Peru in the mid-1990s, launches on Thursday 10 December with events in Bristol, England and Lima, Peru. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 4, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Hispanic, Portuguese, Latin American; Press Release Source Type: news

Notification of accidents and occupational diseases to the ministry of labor. Peru 2010-2014 - Mejia CR, Cárdenas MM, Gomero-Cuadra R.
In order to determine trends in accidents and illnesses reported to the Ministry of Labor of Peru, a descriptive study of secondary data from the reports of monthly newsletters from September 2010 to December 2014 was performed. At the national level, 54,5... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Peruvian rainforest 22 times the size of Chicago named a national park
(Field Museum) Peru's government designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range as a national park. This conservation victory is the culmination of a ten-year effort by Chicago's Field Museum and numerous other organizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Peru Food Imports, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Mote Corn-Maiz Mote, Lot# 38-16
Peru Food Imports Inc. of Fairview, NJ is recalling Peru Food Mote Corn-Maiz Mote, Lot #38-16 because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 5, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

20 Nations Vulnerable to Climate Change Form an Action Coalition
Representatives from 20 nations particularly subject to the consequences of climate change have gathered in Lima, the capital of Peru, to establish a coalition to fight global warming. The group, which will call itself the Vulnerable 20 (V-20), comprises low- and middle-income nations from Central America, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania, Reuters reported. They range from larger states with growing economies like Vietnam to tiny island nations like Vanuatu. The common thread is their shared vulnerability to the consequences of a warmer world. Collectively, they contribute only 2% of all global greenhous...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized climate change global warming Natural Disasters Peru weather Source Type: news

Study finds high HPV prevalence in subset of Peruvian men
(University of California - Riverside) A few years ago, Brandon Brown of UC Riverside assembled a team of researchers in Lima, Peru. The result of their work is the first study in that country to report human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in men who have sex with men (MSM) in multiple anatomical sites and suggesting benefit of the HPV vaccine in this population. The study is the first to examine HPV epidemiology and concordance at multiple anatomical sites in Peruvian MSM. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 5, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Deworming shows growth similar to placebo in pre-school children in Peru
The three intestinal worms roundworm (Ascaris), whipworm (Trichuris) and hookworm, cause infections and diseases that are among the most common neglected tropical diseases in the developing world. Researchers recently set up a large-scale randomised controlled trial of 12 and 13-month-old children attending health centres in Iquitos, Peru. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Peruvian baby born with two tubes on his face instead of a nose
The baby boy, who has been named Angelito - meaning little angel or cherub -  was born at the hospital of Caleta, in the city of Chimbote, in the west Peruvian province of Santa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comments on Hynes et al. Prevalence of marijuana use among university students in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 5233-5240 - Martinez-Novack MC, Ortiz-Ortiz MT, Castañeda-Carbajal B, Alvarado GF.
We have read and analyzed the article entitled "Prevalence of marijuana use among university students in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru". We propose some objective points which could enhance the internal validity of the study (i.e., we suggest to repo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Peru amends, formalizes medical device regulations
Conclusion Although Peru remains a relatively small medical device market, DIGEMID’s move to introduce more formalized and clear requirements for registration may result in more foreign manufacturers considering registration in the country. Stewart Eisenhart covers medical device regulatory affairs for Emergo Group. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Peru amends, formalizes medical device regulations appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Victimization among Peruvian adolescents: insights into mental/emotional health from the Young Lives study - Lister CE, Merrill RM, Vance DL, West JH, Hall PC, Crookston BT.
BACKGROUND: Bullying is a global problem among children and adolescents. The purpose of this study was to explore bully victimization in Peru and to identify potential adverse mental health and social outcomes resulting from bully victimization. ME... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Weird weather events: unusual cold in Peru kills 200,000 alpacas while Norway gets hit with tropical storm that "you only normally see in the jungle"
(NaturalNews) The start to 2015 was the warmest ever recorded. But an unusually cold, and likely engineered, freak weather event in Peru recently killed some 200,000 alpacas in the southeastern lakeside city of Puno, while at the same time Norway, a Nordic country that normally has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic violence as a threat to maternal and child well-being in an urban migrant community in Peru - Kohrt BK, Barrueco S, Pérez CP.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact that domestic violence (DV) has on hindering the success of urban migrants in Peru and any association with maternal depression, impaired parenting, social capital, and child development. METHODS: This was a cross-s... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Peruvian regulators place new requirements on medical devices with PVC components
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group DIGEMID, Peru’s medical device market regulatory agency, has rolled out new disclosure and laeling rules for medical devices that contain polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or PVC that contains DEHP (di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate). (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emerging Markets News Well Regulatory/Compliance Emergo Group FDA Source Type: news

Is It Ethical to Leave Uncontacted Tribes Alone?
It’s not entirely fair to say that a single hug killed 4,500 people, but it’s not entirely wrong either. The hug happened in August of 1910, when an effort by a Brazilian military engineer to lure members of the isolated Nambikwara tribe out of the Amazon bush at last produced results. The engineer had spent the previous 14 months stocking a so-called attraction front—a small outpost that included a fruit and vegetable garden and tools that the Nambikwara were welcome to take. Finally, the chief of the tribe and six companions showed themselves. The man from the outside world embraced the man from the for...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 5, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Amazon anthropology brazil indigenous people Peru uncontacted tribes Source Type: news

Horrific video shows Peruvian teen having 3cm WORM pulled out of his eye
Doctors in Peru lured the worm out of the boy's eye using basil, as it was attracted to the smell - before pulling out the larvae with tweezers. They think a mosquito bit him laid its larvae in the eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of marijuana use among university students in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru - Hynes M, Demarco M, Araneda JC, Cumsille F.
This study analyzes the changes in prevalence of marijuana use among university students in the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru) from two ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Two new creeping water bug species found in Belize, Peru
Two new saucer bugs (also called the creeping water bugs) have been found in streams in western Belize and southeastern Peru. Now the scientists say that more needs to be done in order to obtain records of other insects that have not yet been discovered before it's too late. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Two new creeping water bug species found in Belize and Peru
(Entomological Society of America) Two new saucer bugs (also called the creeping water bugs) have been found in streams in western Belize and southeastern Peru. Descriptions of the new species appear in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 28, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Preferences for intervention among Peruvian women in intimate partner violence relationships - Cripe SM, Espinoza D, Rondon MB, Jimenez ML, Sanchez E, Ojeda N, Sanchez S, Williams MA.
We sought to identify what abused Peruvian women want or need as intervention strategies. We conducted five focus groups with 30 women with prior or current experience with intimate partner violence. Participants noted that abused women need compassionate ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

When Lily met Sheyla - and I got my chance to be a Fairy Godmother
The memorable day that a 12 year old born to First World privilege met her 'sister' who is growing up in poverty in the Peruvian desert (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: maternal mortality Peru Boko Haram WHO Because I'm a Girl Plan International UNICEF Source Type: news

Spice Up Nutrition Month With the Peruvian Superfoods Diet
March is National Nutrition Month, making for the perfect moment to check in with your eating. Believe it or not, there are still new discoveries in the world of nutrition -- it's an exciting time to explore healthy and delicious foods you might not already know. That's why I'm using this opportunity to introduce the Peruvian Superfoods diet. Peruvian superfoods, direct from the Andes and the Amazon, promise multiple health benefits with a Latin American flair. Fortunately, these once-obscure products are now available in mainstream American supermarkets. The Peruvian diet has an extraordinary number of superfoods, enough...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lions Rescued From Circuses In Peru Get Their Teeth Fixed
LIMA, Peru (AP) — King was unable to chew normally because most of his teeth had been pulled by the circus owners. Simba's front claws had been removed and his fangs broken. The lions were among 21 rescued from Peruvian circuses in 2014 by members of Los Angeles-based Animal Defenders International. Activists say the lions were kept in appalling conditions. "In the circuses they often break their teeth and remove their claws," said Eva Chomba, a Peruvian veterinarian with Animal Defenders. "It's a painful process in which they do not use anesthesia and those doing it are not veterinarians...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers use isotopic analysis to explore ancient Peruvian life
Bioarchaeologists and archaeologists have been able to study the diets of 14 individuals dating back almost 2,000 years. The mummies were unearthed from one of the most famous sites in Peru: the Paracas Necropolis of Wari Kayan, two densely populated collections of burials off the southern coast. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sleep habits and traffic accidents in inter-provincial bus drivers of Arequipa, Peru - Caso A, Rey de Castro J, Rosales-Mayor E.
In order to determine sleep habits in bus drivers and their relationship to accidents in the city of Arequipa, Peru, a cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in a non-probabilistic sample of 166 drivers. Driving hours per day were 9.4 ± 3.7. 54% ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

VIDEO: Peru doctors test portable cancer pen
Doctors in Peru are testing a portable device that can treat women at risk of cervical cancer - before the cancer develops. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Help still needed for Peruvian quest for justice
A University of Bristol project which aims to connect the voices of people affected by forced sterilisations in Peru with listeners around the world has almost succeeded in raising the £20,000 needed to develop and expand its work. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 17, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages; Press Release Source Type: news

Strange Climate Event: Warmth Toward U.S.
While President Obama’s policy on global warming has infuriated many at home, the United States’ image abroad is soaring, as evident during climate negotiations in Peru. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By CORAL DAVENPORT Tags: Lima (Peru) Global Warming Kerry, John United States Politics and Government United States International Relations Greenhouse Gas Emissions Source Type: news

Vegetable Spawns Larceny and Luxury in Peru
As maca booms, some Peruvians fear that they are losing control of a valuable crop with a history that goes back long before the time of the Inca empire. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By WILLIAM NEUMAN Tags: Peru International Trade and World Market Agriculture and Farming Vegetables China Health Foods Source Type: news

Lend your help to a quest for justice in Peru
A University of Bristol project which aims to connect the voices of people affected by forced sterilisations in Peru with listeners around the world has launched a crowd-funding campaign, with its partner Chaka Studio, to raise the £20,000 needed to develop and expand its work. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 24, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Whole Body Detox: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet
Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet To Detoxify, Energize, And Supercharge Fat Loss By Manuel Villacorta. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 11, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Detoxification Source Type: news

Whole Body Detox: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet
Manuel Villacorta lays out the important elements that make his dieting plan a well-seasoned recipe for long-lasting health (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 11, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Detoxification Source Type: news

Highest Ice Age human settlements found in the Peruvian Andes
Archaeologists say they’ve found the highest-known remains of Ice Age human settlements in the southern Peruvian Andes, dated to more than 12,000 years old. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Highest altitude archaeological sites in the world explored in the Peruvian Andes: Survival in extreme environments
Research conducted at the highest-altitude Pleistocene archaeological sites yet identified in the world sheds new light on the capacity of humans to survive in extreme environments. The findings were taken from sites in the Pucuncho Basin, located in the Southern Peruvian Andes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Company Sued For Lead Injuries In Peru Seeks Determination Of Foreign Law
ST. LOUIS - Doe Run Resources Corp., which has been sued by Peruvian nationals who allege that they were injured as a result of exposure to lead and other toxic substances at a plant operated by the company, on Sept. 16 filed a brief in a Missouri federal court arguing that it should grant the company's motion for a determination of foreign law (Sister Kate Reid, et al. v. Doe Run Resources Corporation, No. 11-00044, E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 7, 2014 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

On childhood and risk: an exploration of children's everyday experiences in rural Peru - Crivello G, Boyden J.
Drawing on data from Peru, this article explores how poverty mediates diverse risks in rural children's lives. It offers four main arguments. First, risk is not simply a feature of 'extraordinary' childhoods, but integral to everyday, 'ordinary' lives. Sec... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Predictors of peer victimization among Peruvian adolescents in the young lives cohort - Lister C, Merrill RM, Vance D, West JH, Hall PC, Crookston BT.
BACKGROUND: Bully-victimization is a widespread public health issue with significant negative effects on both social function and psychological well-being. Existing research in Peru shows high prevalence of bullying. However, researchers have yet to fully ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Illegal Loggers Suspected In Death Of Peruvian Activist
Audie Cornish talks to geographer David Salisbury about his friend Edwin Chota. Chota — the Peruvian activist who advocated that land that was being illegally logged should be given to indigenous groups — was murdered deep in the Amazon jungle on Sept. 1. The murder was not reported until this week because of the remote location.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiological profile of traffic-related disability in Peru, 2012 - Gutiérrez C, Romaní F, Wong-Chero P, Montenegro-Idrogo JJ.
OBJECTIVEs. To describe the epidemiological profile of people living with disabilities due to traffic accidents (TA) in Peru. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Secondary analysis of the National Survey Specialized on Disability (ENEDIS) of 2012 and an ecologi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sexting among Peruvian adolescents - West JH, Lister CE, Hall PC, Crookston BT, Snow PR, Zvietcovich ME, West RP.
BACKGROUND: Sexting (sexual messaging via mobile devices) among adolescents may result in increased risky sexual practices, psychological distress and in some cases, suicide. There is very little research on sexting in developing nations, such as Peru. In ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Nazca Lines geoglyphs uncovered by gales and sandstorms in Peru
High winds and sandstorms in Peru have revealed previously undiscovered geoglyphs in the ancient Nazca Lines. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - August 4, 2014 Category: Science Tags: News Source Type: news

Peru's carbon quantified: Economic and conservation boon
Today scientists unveiled the first high-resolution map of the carbon stocks stored on land throughout the entire country of Peru. The new and improved methodology used to make the map marks a sea change for future market-based carbon economies. The new carbon map also reveals Peru's extremely high ecological diversity and it provides the critical input to studies of deforestation and forest degradation for conservation, land use, and enforcement purposes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Archaeologists discover 1,500-year-old 'battle claws' in ancient Peruvian tomb
Archaeologists in Peru are excited after unearthing a pair of ancient metal cat’s claws from the tomb of dead nobleman. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - July 14, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

EARTH Magazine: Preserving Peru's petrified forest
(American Geosciences Institute) Tucked high in the Andes Mountains of northern Peru is a remarkable fossil locality: a 39-million-year-old petrified forest preserved in nearly pristine condition: stumps, full trees, leaves and all. With its existence unknown to scientists until the early 1990s -- and its significance unbeknownst to villagers -- this ancient forest hosts the remains of more than 40 types of trees, some still rooted, that flourished in a lowland tropical forest until they were suddenly buried by a volcanic eruption during the Eocene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 7, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news