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2014-06-25 11:16:32

Virginia Tech Research review shows incentives slow rain forest encroachment The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined. An international team of scientists, including one from Virginia Tech, reviewed published research about policy interventions and commodity market effects, and determined that positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can do as much to preserve forests as public policies that call for penalties. "The challenge now is to build...

2014-04-17 11:32:24

Max Planck researchers reveal relationships between rare languages in the Colombian Amazon The only linguistic data available for Carabayo, a language spoken by an indigenous group that lives in voluntary isolation, is a set of about 50 words. This list was compiled in 1969 during a brief encounter with one Carabayo family. Frank Seifart of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and Juan Alvaro Echeverri of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in...

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2014-03-04 05:42:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By studying thousands of canopy tree species in the western Amazon, researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology have uncovered geographically nested patterns of chemical traits they say will help determine how the ecosystem will respond to changes in land use and climate. Writing in the March 3 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the study authors set...

NASA Study Points To Infrared-Herring As Cause Of Apparent Amazon Green-Up
2014-02-07 10:42:54

Kathryn Hansen, NASA For the past eight years, scientists have been working to make sense of why some satellite data seemed to show the Amazon rainforest "greening-up" during the region's dry season each year from June to October. The green-up indicated productive, thriving vegetation in spite of limited rainfall. Now, a new NASA study published today in the journal Nature shows that the appearance of canopy greening is not caused by a biophysical change in Amazon forests, but instead...

Brazilian Amazon Study Shows 50,000 km Of Road Was Built In Just Three Years
2013-10-28 13:18:15

Imperial College London Although road-building is a major contributor to deforestation and habitat loss, the way in which road networks develop is still poorly understood. A new study is among the first to measure the number of roads built in a rainforest ecosystem over an extended period of time. It was published this month in the journal Regional Environmental Change by researchers including two Life Scientists from Imperial College London. They say studies like this will help...

Amazon Forestry Survey Finds Roughly 16,000 Tree Species
2013-10-18 04:14:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered that there are nearly 400 million individual trees in the Amazon, and while there are over 16,000 different types, approximately half of them belong to just 227 unique species. Those startling findings are the result of a study, published Thursday in the journal Science, in which more than 100 scientists, taxonomists and students from 89 global institutions set out to determine the total number of trees...

2013-05-29 23:19:44

Founder points to the anti-inflammatory powers of Amaçari for his miraculous recovery Naples, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Amazon Origins today releases the story behind the new-to-market all natural supplement, Amaçari. Jeff Moats, President and Founder of Amazon Origins suffered a near-death accident over two years ago leaving him with chronic inflammation and pain, only relieved by a little superfruit grown along the banks of the Amazon River in the Brazilian Rainforest. On...

New Analysis Of Amazon Trees Shows They Will Survive Global Warming
2012-12-14 08:39:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Past studies on climate change´s effect on trees–notably those in the Amazon Rainforest–have suggested they will likely die out as a result of warming temperatures. However, a new genetic analysis has revealed this is not the case, finding that Amazon tree species would likely survive man-made climate change. Researchers from the University of Michigan and University College London show through their research that...

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2012-10-02 11:27:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As a child, we all learned about how the rings of a tree could tell us how old the tree was. Did you know that now we can know how much rainfall occurred year-to-year through this same tried and true method? Well, with a twist. A research study led by a team from the University of Leeds has used tree rings from eight cedar trees in Bolivia to determine and document a 100-year history of rainfall across the Amazon River Basin, the...


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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
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