Brazil Stories November 21, 2018

200 million termite mounds cover an area the size of Britain [drone video]

A drone video helps to provide some sense of scale to this recent story in the NYT. 200 million (yes, million!) termite mounds that were hidden in plain sight in a remote part of the Brazilian forest, cover an area the size of Britain. Some of the mounds, garbage piles apparently, are estimated to be almost 4,000 years old.

Brazil Stories August 31, 2018

Recently the Brazilian government released drone footage of an indigenous and isolated tribe. The people belonging to the tribe live deep in the Amazon rainforest, close to the border with Peru. They are believed to have never made contact with the outside world. At least eleven such tribes exist.

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