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Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change

Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to recover because of recent changes in climate, a study shows.

Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change

(University of Edinburgh) Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to grow new trees because of changes in climate, according to a study.

12 Wild Honeymoon Trips for Outdoorsy Newlyweds

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

From backcountry snowboarding in Japan to swimming with pink dolphins in the Amazon Basin.

Researchers find there are at least 14,003 plant types in Amazon basin

(Phys.org)—A large team of researchers from Brazil, the U.K., Columbia and Spain has found that scientists have identified 14,003 types of plants growing in a major part of the Amazon rain forest. In their paper published in Proceedings...Show More Summary

30,000 hectares of Amazonia to be restored

In the next six years, a major initiative will restore 30,000 hectares and approximately 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon River basin. The project is a result of a partnership between the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment...Show More Summary

Uncontacted Tribe Allegedly Killed By Gold Miners In Brazil

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

At least 10 members of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil’s Amazon Basin were allegedly killed last month by illegal gold miners, according to Survival International.

Brazil regulator rejects Total study on drilling at Amazon River basin

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's environmental regulator Ibama said on Tuesday it has rejected Total SA's environmental study on drilling in the Foz do Amazonas basin, warning it needs more information or it will suspend the French oil firm's license application.

Rare Mop-Topped Monkey Spotted In Brazil For First Time In Over 80 Years

It had been 81 years since anyone had seen a Vanzolini's bald-faced saki in the wild. On a recent expedition to the Juruá River in the Amazon basin, a group of scientists managed to capture the first photographs ever taken of this elusive primate in its natural habitat -- and whoa does it ever look weird. More »      

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of the rainforest. A new research study shows that it is not only the climate that is adversely affected by deforestation. Show More Summary

Religious and indigenous leaders urge better protection of forests

OSLO (Reuters) - Religious and indigenous leaders appealed on Monday for better protection of tropical forests from the Amazon to the Congo basin, with a Vatican bishop likening current losses to a collective suicide by humanity.

Amazonia's future will be jeopardized by dams

(University of Arizona) The hundreds of hydroelectric dams proposed for the Amazon River Basin will cause massive environmental damage all the way from the eastern slopes of the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. About one-third of the 428 dams are built or are under construction. Show More Summary

Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin

5 months agoAcademics : Nature

More than a hundred hydropower dams have already been built in the Amazon basin and numerous proposals for further dam constructions are under consideration. The accumulated negative environmental effects of existing dams and proposed dams, if constructed, will trigger massive hydrophysical and biotic disturbances that

Do Children Go to Heaven When They Die?

God's love for children is clear in Scripture, but the 'age of accountability' is harder to find. S everal years ago, I took a group of college students to the Amazon basin to share the love of Christ in some remote river communities. Show More Summary

Study finds Amazon River carbon dioxide emissions nearly balance terrestrial uptake

(Frontiers) New research in Brazil has found that rivers in the Amazon emit far more carbon dioxide (CO2) than previously estimated, suggesting that the Amazon Basin is closer to net carbon neutral. The results increase the most recent global estimates of CO2 emissions from rivers and lakes by almost 50 percent, with potentially huge implications for global climate policy.

The Earth sank twice, flooding the Eastern Amazon: Team finds shark tooth in northwest Amazon basin

A tiny shark tooth, part of a mantis shrimp and other microscopic marine organisms reveal that as the Andes rose, the Eastern Amazon sank twice, each time for less than a million years. Water from the Caribbean flooded the region from Venezuela to northwestern Brazil. Show More Summary

Planet enlists machine learning experts to parse a treasure trove of Amazon basin data

Planet, the satellite imaging company that operate the largest commercial Earth imaging constellation in existence, is hosting a new data science competition on the Kaggle platform, with the specific aim of developing machine learning techniques around forestry research. Show More Summary

Scientists Describe 2 New Species of Colorful Clown Frogs | Video

A widespread group of Amazon basin amphibians known as clown tree frogs were recently found to be more diverse than expected, with two new species described within the group.

Naturally fluorescent amphibian found in Amazon basin

(Phys.org)—A team of Brazilian researchers has found a naturally fluorescent tree frog living in the Amazon basin and it represents the only known fluorescent amphibian. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy...Show More Summary

How plants can provide clues about the spread of ancient civilizations

Indiana Jones may have found a few more lost temples if he’d known a thing or two about plants. By mapping the distribution of tree species with known archaeological sites in the Amazon basin, scientists have discovered that humans shaped the makeup of the Amazon forests over thousands of years....

Ancient peoples shaped the Amazon rainforest

An international team of ecologists and social scientists has shown in a new study published 3 March in the journal Science that tree species domesticated and distributed throughout the Amazon basin by indigenous peoples before 1492 continue to play an important role in modern-day forests. Show More Summary

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