The Americas


Atacama desert – driest place on Earth

The Atacama desert in South America has been in a super-dry state far longer than any other location on Earth – nearly 40 million years in some places.

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Barringer Meteor Crater – Arizona

Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater located about 35 miles (55 km) east of Flagstaff, near Winslow in the northern Arizona desert of the United States. The site was formerly known as the Canyon Diablo Crater, and scientists generally…

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Los Glaciares National Park – Argentina

 Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is a national park in the Santa Cruz Province, in Argentine Patagonia. It comprises an area of 4459 km². In 1981 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest, also known as Amazonia, is one of the world’s greatest natural resources. Because its vegetation continuously recycles carbon dioxide into oxygen, it has been described as the “Lungs of our Planet”. About 20% of earth’s oxygen is…

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