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Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil, have discovered a new genus and species of electric knifefish in several tributaries of the Negro River
In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires.
The Amazon rainforest is known as the lungs of the planet because it inhales carbon dioxide and exudes oxygen into the atmosphere. The plants of the forest use the carbon dioxide to promote leafy growth, which eventually falls to the ground and decomposes or washes away by the region’s plentiful rainfall.
Early inhabitants of the Amazon River Basin had little long-term impact on the forests in the area, overturning the notion that the region was a cultural parkland during pre-Columbian times.
The Andean Amazon is becoming a major frontier for new hydroelectric dams, but an analysis of the potential impacts of these planned projects suggests that there may be serious ecological concerns to take into account.
Google announced Street View Amazon on Wednesday, a project that allows users to take a 360 degree virtual tour of the Rio Negro reserve portion of the Amazon River.
Rainforest Cruises specializes in Amazon River Cruises and Tours. Celebrating the Amazon's designation as a New World Wonder, summer cruises and tours will be deeply discounted.
A new paper published today in Nature reveals that human land use activity has begun to change the regional water and energy cycles - the interplay of air coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, water transpiration by the forest, and solar radiation - of parts of the Amazon basin.
Brazilian scientists said Thursday they believe they have discovered an underground river, nearly 3,700 miles long, flowing 13,000 feet below the Amazon River, according to various media reports.
The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta AmazÃ´nica or AmazÃ´nia in Portuguese, and Selva AmazÃ³nica 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...
The Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons) is a species of bird placed in the Bucconidae family of puffbirds. It is found in Amazonian Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It is also found in the regions of eastern and southeastern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest. Though mostly occurring in the Amazon Basin south of the Amazon River, This species also occurs in two...
The Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens), is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. These birds include sparrows, New World sparrows, seedeaters, and their allies. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay; also the southern border of Colombia on the Amazon River. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, pastureland, and heavily degraded former forest. The species ranges from central Argentina east of the Andes...
The Threestripe corydoras (Corydoras trilineatus), leopard catfish, or three line catfish is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the central Amazon River basin in Brazil and Colombia, Peruvian Amazon and coastal rivers in Suriname. It was originally described by Edward Drinker Cope in 1872. The fish will grow in length up to 2.4 inches (6.1 centimeters). It lives...
Corydoras semiaquilus is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the western Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru. It was originally described by S.H. Weitzman in 1964. The fish will grow in length up to 2.4 inches (6.0 centimeters). It lives in a tropical climate in water with a 6.0 - 8.0 pH, a water hardness of 2 - 25 dGH, and a temperature range of 72 - 79 Â°F...
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