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A dry alpine grassland of the Andean highlands.



1. (Physical Geography) a high cold dry plateau, esp in the Andes
2. (Pathology) another name for mountain sickness
[C17: from American Spanish, from Quechuan]
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The short breathing from the rarefied atmosphere is called by the Chilenos "puna;" and they have most ridiculous notions concerning its origin.
"In the cool season the girls used to come down and visit me in Hilo, where Dad had two houses, one at the beach, or the three of us used to go down to our place in Puna, and that meant canoes and boats and fishing and swimming.
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Prime Minister Puna said political stability aids economic growth.
The incident occurred on Tuesday near Leilani Estates in Puna where molten rock from Kilauea volcano has reportedly been destroying the town for a month.
On Wednesday, molten lava from the volcano had reached within 200 meters of one of Puna's 11 geothermal energy well pads, and burned down a disused building, Haaretz reported.
"Fissures near Puna Geothermal Venture are active and producing lava slowly flowing onto the property," Civil Defense said in a statement.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College both closed campuses and a long stretch of Highway 130, one of the main arteries through Puna, was closed because of the threat of sulfuric gas.
El estudio de la araneofauna en las ecorregiones del norte Argentino es escaso, solo se conocen los estudios de Gonzalez-Reyes, Corronca y Arroyo (2012) y Cava, Corronca & Echeverria (2013) quienes destacan a las aranas como uno de los ordenes mas abundantes de la comunidad de artropodos en el Monte de Sierras y Bolsones, y la Puna, de la provincia de Salta.