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2014-06-25 11:16:32

The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined.

2014-04-17 11:32:24

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.

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2014-03-04 05:42:01

By studying thousands of canopy tree species in the western Amazon, researchers 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.

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

For the past eight years, scientists have been working to make sense of why some satellite data seemed to show the Amazon rain forest "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.

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

Although road-building is a major contributor to deforestation and habitat loss, the way in which road networks develop is still poorly understood.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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2012-10-02 11:27:53

A new 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 world’s largest river system.


Latest Amazon basin Reference Libraries

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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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