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Brazil's supreme court has upheld major changes to laws protecting the Amazon rainforest, delivering a blow to environmentalists. The revision of the 2012 law includes an amnesty programme that scraps penalties for landowners who have cut trees down illegally in the past. Environmentalists say it will ...
"The recovery observed at the Amazon was mostly due to the recolonization of previously deforested areas and forest fragments by old-growth specialist bats. This recolonization is likely attributable to an increased diversity and abundance of food resources in areas now occupied by secondary forest, ...
Ecuador's Kichwa people live from the biodiversity of the Amazon region. But they're also among the country's poorest inhabitants. They often have trouble selling the edible nuts, ferns, roots and other rare culinary treats harvested from their rainforest gardens -- known as "chakras" -- at local markets.
From the start, the demonstration of the hydrological cycle of the Amazon raised the question of how much deforestation would be required to cause the cycle to degrade to the point of being unable to support rain forest ecosystems. High levels of evaporation and transpiration that forests produce ...
And now Amazon's staffers have a rainforest - or at least something like one - right in the middle of downtown Seattle. On a typically overcast Monday, in a particularly Amazonian version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony for "the Spheres" - its giant glass-and-metal domes filled with tropical and rare plants ...

I happily and humbly accepted the gift, with an eagerness to acquire all the help I could get for the adventure into the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. It also served as a reminder and kept me connected to all the students back in the United States who watch what I do and use it as inspiration to follow their ...
For years, they've withstood a multitude of human impact. But according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances, they may be reaching a crisis point. If deforestation goes beyond 20 percent of its original spread, the Amazon Rainforest will have reached the "point of no return". In the study ...
Thomas Lovejoy and Carlos Nobre have researched "how much deforestation would be required to cause the hydrological cycle to degrade to the point of being unable to support rain forest ecosytems." "If the climate changes - by deforestation or global warming - there's a risk that more than 50% of the ...
If deforestation goes beyond 20 percent of its original spread, the Amazon Rainforest will have reached the "point of no return". In the study, Thomas Lovejoy and Carlos Nobre set out to concretely establish that tipping point, as well as concretely identify what must take place for it to be reached. Essentially ...
The vast Amazon rainforest is often described as the "planet's lungs." New research says that although deforestation has declined, carbon emissions increase during dry spells because of increased fire activity. The researchers say national tallies tend to underestimate the amount of carbon emitted ...
Over 750,000 square kilometres of Amazon rainforest have been cleared since 1970 - a fifth of the total. As a result, many of the animals that live there are threatened with extinction. But this isn't the first time the Earth has seen its rainforests shrink. Toward the end of the Carboniferous period, around 307m ...
And now Amazon's staffers have a rainforest - or at least something like one - right in the middle of downtown Seattle. On a typically overcast Monday, in a particularly Amazonian version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony for "the Spheres" - its giant glass-and-metal domes filled with tropical and rare plants ...
SeattleMicrosoft employees have treehouses. Apple workers have what has been called a spaceship. And now Amazon's staffers have a rainforest right in the middle of downtown Seattle. The rainforest has taken root in giant glass-and-metal domes that are filled with more than 40,000 tropical and rare ...
A recent study used high-resolution satellite imagery to analyze deforestation events in Amazonia, uncovering a shift from large- to small-scale deforestation events across the region. Protected areas also appear to be affected. The results indicate big new deforestation hotspots are opening up in Peru and ...
Amazon is set to open the new centerpiece of its $4 billion office expansion on Monday. The aptly named "Spheres" building consists of three dome structures, with a miniature rainforest planted inside. The rainforest houses 40,000 plants from 400 species that are curated from around the world, including ...
Hours after Pope Francis issued a grave warning about the destruction of the natural environment during a visit to Peru, the country's government passed a law allowing new roads to be built through pristine areas of the Amazon rainforest. The legislation, announced in the country's official daily newspaper ...

But the law which promotes the construction of roads in Purus - an Amazon region near the border with Brazil - had already been approved by Peru's congress and passed into law on Monday after no objections were raised by the country's executive. The area encompasses four national parks and could ...
The pope didn't offer many solutions to the problems ravaging the Amazon, but he clearly expressed his opinion that things had gone terribly amiss, from both economic and spiritual perspectives. Alternative approaches to development could be a theme of a Vatican Synod of Amazonian bishops that ...
As colleagues and I found in our research, the direct impacts include roadkill or the immediate loss and isolation of habitat. For many rainforest animals, like the aforementioned Rufous-fronted Antthrush, roads are barriers for dispersal. Antthrushes are birds of the dark humid rainforest understorey, which ...
Amazon unveiled the newest addition to its Seattle campus today -- three glass and concrete domes filled with a jungle's worth of tropical plants. The Spheres, as they're called, are meant to serve as a place for meetings and collaborative work. Communal spaces, many in the shape of nests, are scattered ...
Amazon opened its new downtown Seattle office space on Monday, revealing a campus that looks more like a rainforest than a typical cubicle farm. The reveal of the new Sphere Complex comes after the world's largest online retailer spent seven years planning and constructing a cutting-edge space that it ...
UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) researchers and colleagues on the East Coast have for the first time quantified the ...
The Portuguese Language Program and the Program for Latin American Studies hosted researcher Richard J. Norby to speak on Monday ...
Almost 10 per cent of clearing in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest is being driven by unregulated development around mine sites, a new study ...
Isolated Amazon tribe vows to fight international mining companies 'until the ... which are threatening their home deep in the Amazon rainforest.
The loss of rainforest in the Amazon has been a familiar cause for activism for more than 30 years, but the partial success of efforts to protect it ...
As the Osinfor inspectors pushed deeper into the Amazonian forests and .... The company had been selling Amazon rain forest timber into the ...
These are the Waiapi, an ancient tribe living in Brazil's Amazon rainforest but now fearing invasion by international mining companies. Leading ...
The fragile Amazon is under threat from mining, oil exploration, logging and various forms of commercialization projects in the rain forest.
Researchers found 381 new species during a two-year study in the Amazon region conducted between 2014 and 2015, according to a report ...
The Amazon is the world's largest remaining tropical rainforest. .... Deforestation near Amazonia National Park in Itaituba, Brazil. Nacho Doce/ ...
A Vast Reserve of Pristine Amazon Rainforest Has Just Been Saved ... to vast Amazonian forest offers a welcome and temporary reprieve," said ...
CONTESTANTS of Miss BumBum Brazil 2017 turned political by tying their bodies to trees, in a bid to protect the Amazon. The models posed to ...
BRASILIA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining ...
The models posed to raise Amazon awareness on the heels of Brazil's ... giving mining companies access to a nature reserve in the rain forest.
A mysterious and elusive Amazonian monkey has been spotted in the wild for ... A team which undertook an expedition to the rainforest in Brazil in 1956 ... Dr Marsh organised her "Houseboat Amazon" team to document the ...
Brazil president fires back at activists, supermodel on Amazon decree ... Preserving the rainforest is seen as vital to countering climate change, ...
The government wants to encourage more growth, and has announced plans to open 10% of all protected rainforest areas to mining. The true ...
Long a champion of the environment, Newton-John and second husband John Easterling, founder of Amazon Herb Company and a rainforest ...
Speaking to supporters of the road in the Amazon city of Trinidad, Morales ... peoples that inhabit Tipnis are intrinsically tied to the rainforest.
In their paper, Hobson and Brightsmith explore the two leading theories for these Amazonian parrots--that clay soils help protect the birds from ...
The Amazon rainforest is home to strange weather. One peculiarity is that rains begin 2 to 3 months before seasonal winds start to bring in ...
The Amazon rainforest, as fascinating as it is deadly, has its own myths and legends. A beautiful Native American that would drag you to the ...
pipelines, roads, railways and transmission lines cause severe habitat fragmentation in the Amazon rainforest. A new study looked at canopy ...
August 1, 2017, 8:33 AM | A man's journey through the Amazon inspired a business that is helping the rainforest thrive. After graduating college ...
Amazon forest's importance in regulating atmospheric chemistry reinforced ... Amazon experiment (GOAmazon) show that the Amazon rainforest emits at ... of the urban plume of Manaus with biogenic forest emissions in Amazonia." .... Remarks on Age and Growth Rate Determination of Amazonian Trees.
'Sister Jaguar's Journey' takes a healing odyssey into the Amazon rainforest ... The "Sister Jaguar's Journey" crew in the Amazon rainforest in ...
But the southern Amazon's rainy season already begins nearly a month ... The rainforest's capacity to develop clouds dwindles as trees are chopped down. ... "The loss of a major Amazonian forest ecosystem could increase ...
The Brazilian environment ministry is proposing the release of 860,000 acres in the National Forest of Jamanxim for agricultural use, mining ...


 

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