Latest Regions of South America Stories
New techniques for studying the “chemical fingerprints” of Amazonian plants have given scientists a kind of “time machine” that can look back to the past and project the future.
New study quantifies the connection between Earth's largest temperate desert and its largest tropical rainforest College Park, MD (PRWEB) February 24, 2015
Lawrence "DC" Randle will be presenting on the experiential field programs in the Peruvian Amazon that offers educators, students and naturalists an exciting immersion into the world
In one of the driest and most inhospitable areas on the planet - the Peruvian Andes - researchers have stumbled across two primitive rock shelters.
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.
Goway lifts the lid on the Atacama Desert and Patagonia. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Goway Travel is offering spectacular savings on its range
Approved in 2012, Brazil's new Forest Code has few admirers.
A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming.
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.
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.
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...
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