The Sahara Desert is huge, hot, and full of sand and dust. The Amazon basin is huge, warm, but full of greenery and wildlife. And one can’t live without the other. The Amazon, it seems, depends on the Sahara for its very survival. The link: Dust. Show More Summary
Using satellite data, NASA scientists have created the first-ever 3D model showing just how much dust makes its way from the Saharan Desert to the Amazon forest. Incredibly, this dust is seeding the rain forest with an essential nutrient, an indication of just how interconnected these disparate regions really are. Read more...
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The exclusive club of explorers who have discovered a rare new species of life isn't restricted to globetrotters traveling to remote locations like the Amazon rainforests, Madagascar or the woodlands of the Congo River basin. Just ask...Show More Summary
A new study of the Amazon River basin shows lowland rivers that carry large volumes of sediment meander more across floodplains and create more oxbow lakes than rivers that carry less sediment.
A new study of the Amazon River basin shows lowland rivers that carry large volumes of sediment meander more across floodplains and create more oxbow lakes than rivers that carry less sediment. The findings have implication for the Amazonian...Show More Summary
Rainforest Cruises is offering trips exploring the Rio Negro in the Amazon River basin.
Our future is in peril and the changing climate is a key indicator. Scientists warn us that global warming is spiraling out of control which is why we need to see immediate action now. As the Amazon basin is a keystone area in combating...Show More Summary
An international team of scientists compared mainstream bioeconomic theory with the lesser-known “fishing-down” theory, to discover that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities.
An international team of scientists has discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities. The team compared mainstream bioeconomic theory — which policymakers...Show More Summary
Measuring 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms), it's hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. A recent survey of fishing communities in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, found that the arapaima is already extinct in some parts of the Amazon basin. Show More Summary
In recent years, there has been an increase of supposed Mapinguari sightings in the Amazon River basin of Brazil. In fact, at least one of the new crypto-television productions will be focusing on these encounters. The following information...Show More Summary
Early Mesozoic Southern Mexico-Amazonian connection based on U-Pb ages from detrital zircons: The La Mora Paleo-River in the Mixteca Terrane and its paleogeographic and tectonic implicationsAuthors:Silva-Romo et alAbstract:The La Mora Formation is the oldest Mesozoic floodplain succession in the Mixteca Terrane of Southern Mexico. Show More Summary
Just call it the case that keeps going, and going. And going. Over two decades strong, what started out as a case to protect the indigenous people of the Amazon basin in Ecuador from the destruction resulting from oil exploration, has devolved into a RICO battle that will test......
Biogeochemical indicators of environmental changes from 50 Ka to 10 Ka in a humid region of the Brazilian AmazonAuthors:Cordeiro et alAbstract:We present a geochemical record of a 113.6-cm sediment core (LPT V) from Lagoa da Pata, which is located in the forested upper Rio Negro basin. Show More Summary
So here it comes finally on Sunday: Cristiano Ronaldo versus Team USA, in the scorching humidity of the Amazon basin. It is a game that midfielder Jermaine Jones has called a rematch of the Heat against the Spurs, one of the best players in the world against an American side much better than the sum of its parts.
Got an email from U.S. Soccer Friday reminding me to take my malaria pills before heading to Manaus in the Amazon basin. I don’t have malaria pills, however, so this was not a welcome email.
New late Miocene dromomerycine artiodactyl from the Amazon Basin: implications for interchange dynamicsAuthors:Prothero et alAbstract:A new dromomerycine palaeomerycid artiodactyl, Surameryx acrensis new genus new species, from upper...Show More Summary
Carbon offsetting initiatives could be improved with new insights into the make-up of tropical forests, a study suggests. Scientists studying the Amazon Basin have revealed unprecedented detail of the size, age and species of trees across the region by comparing satellite maps with hundreds of field plots. read more
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact with the outside world. Studying these tribes, located deep within Amazonian rainforests, gives scientists a glimpse at what tribal cultures may have been like before the arrival of Europeans. Show More Summary