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Rare new species of plant: Stachys caroliniana

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

Floodplain evolution in Amazon Basin driven by sediment supply

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.

Sediment supply drives floodplain evolution in Amazon Basin

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

Cruises That Go Deep Into the Amazon

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : In Transit

Rainforest Cruises is offering trips exploring the Rio Negro in the Amazon River basin.

Keep the Oil in the Ground!

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

Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others

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.

Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others

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

Amazon's Biggest Fish Faces Threat of Extinction

5 months agoNews : The Newsroom

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

Mapinguari & Giant Sloth Sightings

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

The Amazon Basin Drained Through Mexico in the Norian Triassic

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

Donziger Appeals Chevron RICO Verdict, Briefs Filed in 2nd Cir

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......

Evidence of Climate Change in the Late Pleistocene Quaternary Amazon Basin

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

Cristian-No! U.S. soccer team won't talk Ronaldo heading into Portugal showdown

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.

Bondy's World Cup Diary: Time to dodge mosquitoes and malaria

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.

A New Miocene Neogene Dromomerycine Artiodactyl Suggests Earlier End to South America's 'Splendid Isolation'

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

Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes

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

Remote surveillance may increase chance of survival for 'uncontacted' Brazilian tribes

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

Amazon Studied to Predict Impact of Climate Change

Extreme weather events in the Amazon Basin are giving scientists an opportunity to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on ecological processes and ecosystem services of the Amazon River wetlands. "The research fills...Show More Summary

Robotic fish aids understanding of how animals move

The weakly electric black ghost knifefish of the Amazon basin has inspired scientists to develop agile fish robots that could lead to a vast improvement in underwater vehicles used to study fragile coral reefs or repair damaged deep sea oil rigs.

Robotic fish aids understanding of how animals move

The weakly electric black ghost knifefish of the Amazon basin has inspired Northwestern University's Malcolm MacIver and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop agile fish robots that could lead to a vast improvement in underwater vehicles used to study fragile coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships. read more

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