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Amazon rainforest losses impact on climate change, study shows
Human activity has removed more than one-tenth of trees and plants from the Amazon rainforest since the 1960s, a study shows. (2015-04-21)
Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection
The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of the rainforest. (2017-06-26)
Dust to gust
More than half of the dust needed for fertilizing the Brazilian rainforest is supplied by a valley in northern Chad, according to an international research team headed by Dr. (2006-12-28)
Brazil Establishes World's Largest Rainforest Reserve
The government of the Brazilian state of Amazonas has created a new reserve in the Amazon, thus establishing the world's largest contiguous block of protected rainforest, the Wildlife Conservation Society, headquartered at the Bronx Zoo, announced today. (1997-10-27)
Amazon under threat from cleaner air
The Amazon rainforest, so crucial to the Earth's climate system, is coming under threat from cleaner air say prominent UK and Brazilian climate scientists in the leading scientific journal Nature. (2008-05-07)
Amazon rainforest could become US-China trade war casualty, experts warn
Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could accelerate as a result of the US-China trade war, University of Edinburgh researchers have warned. (2019-03-29)
The Amazon rainforest -- a cloud factory
Scientists demonstrate that atmospheric aerosols above the Amazon rainforest are mainly produced by biological sources and are able to draw conclusions about the mechanisms of this ecosystem. (2010-09-20)
Amazon rainforest could be unsustainable within a decade
Talk of saving the rainforests is as burned into the collective minds of people as refrains to (2001-06-26)
Amazonian amphibian diversity traced to Andes
Colorful poison frogs in the Amazon owe their great diversity to ancestors that leapt into the region from the Andes Mountains several times during the last 10 million years, a new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests. (2009-03-09)
Amazon rainforest conservation victories spill losses to neighbors
New research suggests that protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation may just be shifting the damage to a less renowned neighbor. (2018-10-04)
Long-term study of humans and deforestation in Amazon Basin gets new support
A long-term study of human population and deforestation in the dwindling Amazon rainforest, conducted by anthropologist Emilio Moran and his colleagues at Indiana University Bloomington, is continuing with the support of a new $1.63 million, four-year grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (2003-06-11)
Pristine rainforests are 'biogeochemical reactors'
A multinational team that includes a North Carolina State University researcher has found another piece of the atmospheric puzzle surrounding the effects of aerosol particles on climate change. (2010-09-16)
Risk of Amazon rainforest dieback is higher than IPCC projects
A new study suggests the southern portion of the Amazon rainforest is at a much higher risk of dieback due to stronger seasonal drying than projections made by the climate models used in the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (2013-10-21)
Amazon deforestation brings loss of microbial communities
An international team of microbiologists led by Klaus Nüsslein of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found that a troubling net loss in diversity among the microbial organisms responsible for a functioning ecosystem is accompanying deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. (2012-12-24)
Amazon forest can be trained by higher rainfall variability
The Amazon rainforest has evolved over millions of years and even through ice ages. (2019-02-25)
Human encroachment alters air quality over Amazon rainforest
Plumes of air pollution generated from a rapidly expanding city within the Amazon rainforest are wafting hundreds of miles and degrading air quality in the pristine rainforest, according to a team of scientists. (2019-04-25)
2 severe Amazon droughts in 5 years alarms scientists
New research shows that the 2010 Amazon drought may have been even more devastating to the region's rainforests than the unusual 2005 drought, which was previously billed as a one-in-100 year event. (2011-02-03)
First phylogeographic study of a rainforest tree
In species-rich rainforests of the New World tropics most trees have broad geographic distributions-from Mexico to Bolivia and sometimes to the West Indies. (2003-12-05)
There are so many Amazonian tree species, we won't discover the last one for 300 years
In a new study in Scientific Reports, scientists have compiled data from museums around the world to find how many Amazonian tree species have been described so far. (2016-07-13)
Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people
Parts of the Amazon previously thought to have been almost uninhabited were really home to thriving populations of up to a million people, new research shows. (2018-03-27)
Amazon roads may lead to peril for rainforest
Brazil may call its plan to carve roads through the fragile Amazon rainforest (2001-01-17)
Ancient farmers transformed Amazon and left an enduring legacy on the rainforest
Ancient communities transformed the Amazon thousands of years ago, farming in a way which has had a lasting impact on the rainforest, a major new study shows. (2018-07-23)
'Keep it local' approach more effective than government schemes at protecting rainforest
Conservation initiatives led by local and indigenous groups can be just as effective as schemes led by government, according to new research. (2017-09-12)
Joint Brazilian/US project to study formation of rain in the Amazon rainforest
Triggering rainfall in the Brazilian Amazon jungle is the focus of a Penn State/Brazilian project that is part of the GoAmazon program sponsored by the US Department of Energy and Brazilian agencies. (2014-04-09)
Storms, ozone may play pivotal role in rainforest cloud creation
Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to an international research team led by Penn State. (2016-01-21)
Scientists see that sea surface temperature impacts drought and flooding in the Amazon rainforest
Rainfall patterns in the Amazon change when humans alter the land during deforestation and farming, causing some areas to suffer drought while other areas succumb to floods. (1999-12-14)
First research trip across western Amazon yields surprising results
During his unprecedented expedition into the heart of the Amazon, Michigan State University geographer Bob Walker discovered surprising evidence that many of the Brazilian government's efforts to protect the environment are working. (2010-07-07)
Why the Amazon rainforest is so rich in species
Tropical areas of south and central America such as the Amazon rainforest are home to some 7,500 species of butterfly compared with only around 65 species in Britain. (2005-12-05)
Amazon mangrove forest stores twice as much carbon per acre as region's famous rainforest
Scientists have determined for the first time that Amazon's waterlogged coastal mangrove forests, which are being clear cut for cattle pastures and shrimp ponds, store significantly more carbon per acre than the region's famous rainforest. (2018-09-27)
Rainforest protection akin to speed limit control
The destruction of the Brazilian rainforest has slowed significantly. With around 5,000 square kilometers annually, the loss is now about 80 percent lower than in 2004. (2015-04-16)
Researchers describe first-ever hybrid bird species from the Amazon
A team of U of T Scarborough researchers have described the first known hybrid bird species to be found in the Amazon rainforest. (2017-12-25)
Tallest trees could die of thirst in rainforest droughts, study finds
Droughts could kill off the tallest trees in tropical rainforests in coming decades, a study suggests. (2015-11-23)
Natural product discovery by Cleveland medical researchers blocks tissue destruction
Scientists at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine have published in the Journal of Inflammation a remarkable discovery with a natural product derived from the Amazon rainforest. (2007-10-24)
Amazon rainforest could be gone within a lifetime
Writing in Nature Communications, researchers from Bangor University, Southampton University and The School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, reveal the speed at which ecosystems of different sizes will disappear, once they have reached a point beyond which they collapse -- transforming into an alternative ecosystem. (2020-03-10)
Amazon conservation policy working in Brazil, MSU-led study finds
Contrary to common belief, Brazil's policy of protecting portions of the Amazonian forest from development is capable of buffering the Amazon from climate change, according to a new study led by Michigan State University researchers. (2009-06-15)
Amazon corridors far too narrow, warn scientists
Protected forest strips buffering rivers and streams of the Amazon rainforest should be significantly wider than the current legal requirement, according to pioneering new research by scientists at the University of East Anglia. (2008-02-18)
Ancient peoples shaped the Amazon rainforest
We often think of the Amazon rainforest as a vast expanse of nature untouched by humans. (2017-03-02)
Statement by Sandy Andelman, co-author of 'Drought sensitivity of the Amazon Rainforest'
On March 6, 2009, the journal Science published a study showing that the Amazon is more sensitive to drought than scientists previously knew. (2009-03-05)
The limits of rainforest growth
How much carbon dioxide can tropical rainforests absorb? Investigations by an international team of researchers with significant involvement from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) indicate that the absorption capacity is severely limited by the phosphorus content of the soil. (2019-08-06)
Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlife
Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research. (2017-07-24)
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