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New 'Jaguar' Catfish Species Found in Amazon

In a previously unexplored area of the Amazon rain forest, scientists have discovered a new species of catfish swimming in a tributary to the great Amazon River. Full story

Singing in the rain forest: Gibbons have accents

Gibbons have regional accents, a new study suggests. While not a sexy Southern drawl, these accents can help scientists identify the species of gibbon singing and where they are from. Full story

Which Caribbean island is right for you?

The Caribbean is dotted with dozens of island nations, each with its own unique offerings for travelers. Full story

The world's most amazing rain forests

Even the urban jungle's most dedicated denizens, so caught up in asphalt and ambition, could do well to remember the green worlds beyond their horizon. Full story

8 sunny spots for a winter getaway

We've put together a list of eight sunny spots around the globe where you can escape the cold this winter. So grab your flip-flops and read on! Full story

Meet the 9-year-old behind Google doodle

   Makenzie Melton, along with chief Google doodler Michael Lopez, describes how she transformed the search engine’s signage into a rain forest habitat. Makenzie was awarded a scholarship, a grant and a netbook

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A sculpture of a rain forest tree is pictured at an exhibition in the Gasometer museum in Oberhausen
A sculpture of a rain forest tree is pictured at an exhibition in the Gasometer museum in Oberhausen

A sculpture of a rain forest tree is pictured at an exhibition in the Gasometer museum in Oberhausen April 7, 2011. The exhibition 'Magic Places' runs until December 30, 2011. For the 100-metre high air space of the Gasometer, Wolfgang Volz created the 40-metre high sculpture 'Rain forest tree'. REU