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tree destruction
2015-02-27 10:17:43

Imagine an area the size of West Virginia or Sri Lanka being deforested every year, or devoting an area the size of Norway devoid of trees every five years. Because that's exactly what findings from a new study are showing--which directly contradicts previous studies by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization's Global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA).

ancient crocodilian species
2015-02-26 11:59:22

Researchers from the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Natural History in Lima, Peru have unearthed an incredible group of seven-different ancient crocodile species in what the western Amazon region of what is now northeastern Peru.

amazonian rainforest
2015-02-25 09:30:59

The Amazon rain forest and the Sahara desert are both very distant and very different from each other. However, the South American rain forest just might be highly dependent on dust it gets from the Sahara that is swept across the Atlantic by global winds.

2015-02-24 23:01:14

New study quantifies the connection between Earth's largest temperate desert and its largest tropical rainforest College Park, MD (PRWEB) February 24, 2015

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2015-02-15 14:12:34

Did ancient civilizations negatively impact the rainforest? Researchers from the UK are using drones to find out.

Negro River tributary
2014-11-28 05:18:05

The vast area of Amazonia is one of Earth’s most biologically diverse environments. That diversity has attracted many scientists and countless studies. But sometimes it still feels as though we are just scratching at the surface.

Ozzy
2014-11-11 08:14:07

What happens when you combine Ozzy Osbourne-loving scientists with the Brazilian rainforest? You get a new species of frog named the Dendropsophus ozzi with a high-pitched chirpy call.

amazon 2014 fire severity forecast
2014-07-24 02:00:08

Researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, using a variety of satellite data, expect Amazon forests this year to see a below-average wildfire season. The fire season in this region of South America typically begins in May, peaks in September and ends in January.

2014-06-25 11:16:32

The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined.

2014-06-05 10:59:03

Programs and policies to reduce tropical deforestation, and the global warming emissions resulting from deforestation, are seeing broad success in 17 countries across four continents.


Latest Amazon Rainforest 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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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.