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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 ...
Deforestation zone in the Juruena national park in the Amazonian forest of Brazil on March 23, 2017. / Isaac Risco-Rodriguez/dpa/Ap.
Data from Brazil's last census in 2010 found that 10 Amazonian cities had ... The Amazon rainforest contains 10 percent of the world's known ...
Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to ... wildernesses along the Purus River, a major Amazonian tributary, over a ...
Thirty-nine investors have joined forces to urge companies to adopt a similar policy to the region's soy moratorium, which helped reduce deforestation rates in the Amazon by two thirds, Green Century capital Management said. Kate Kroll, who coordinates ...
The Tsimane are a native population in the Amazon who make a living by hunting, fishing, foraging and farming. The group has preserved their culture and language for thousands of years.
On June 21, 1927, the Daily Telegraph published an appeal from the President of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) for help finding a British adventurer who had vanished on an expedition in the Amazon rainforest. The piece was headlined: "Colonel ...
But the rate of deforestation had actually slowed for much of the past decade, reflecting the "Save the Rainforest" initiative supported by countries around the world, including several countries that share the Amazon with Brazil, to reach zero net ...
Alter wasn't always viewed as a rain forest beach town. Pedro Teixeira, a Portuguese explorer who led expeditions into the Amazon with the aim of enslaving indigenous peoples, established a colonial outpost here in 1626. But for centuries, Alter ...
In 2013, Colombia committed to eliminating deforestation in the Amazon by 2020, representing 40 percent of its territory. As a means to achieve this goal, Colombia extended its National Park Natural Sierra de Chiribiquete by almost 3 million hectares ...
The Tsimane people of Bolivia lead an active life of subsistence farming and foraging for food in the Amazon rainforest, said study author Dr.
It's these trees that L Brands, which owns Victoria's secret (as well as Henri Bendel, Bath & Body Works, Pink, and La Senza), hopes to save by going what's been called "rainforest-free." The $10.7 billion conglomerate is among the most recent clothing ...
The rates of deforestation in the Amazon climbed in the 1980s and 90s, reaching a peak around 2004, at which point many international organizations and countries acted swiftly to stop what was seen as a global crisis.
The Amazon is a 4,400-mile river with thousands of tributaries. It is a 2,600,000-square mile basin, draining rivers and streams in eight countries (Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname), as well as French Guiana.
... more rain in the UK. Dr Delphine Clara Zemp, of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany, who was one of the researchers behind the new study, said: "The Amazon rainforest is one of the tipping elements in the Earth system ...
In the pact, 90 percent of companies in the Brazilian soy market agreed not to purchase soy grown on land deforested after 2006 within the Amazon biome, and also to blacklist farmers using slave labor. But even before the .... It is mainly occupied by ...
Nothing can really compare to actually being in the Amazon rainforest, of course. "My advice for any other biology student is, if you have the opportunity to go to the forest, just do," Serrano, who was a student when she discovered the frog and now ...
In the study titled Amazon rainforest was shaped by an ancient hunger for fruits and nuts, she writes: "The extent to which pre-Columbian societies altered Amazonian landscapes is hotly debated. "We performed a basin-wide analysis of pre-Columbian ...
The larva is Ucles' souvenir from his latest adventure - a nine-month solo journey into the Amazon rainforest. Within three weeks of arriving, the larva took up residence under the skin on his hip.
Delahanty launched peaceful Fruits in May 2014 after he lived and worked in the Amazon rainforest during his time in the Peace Corps.
Brazilian Indigenous leaders left the Amazon rainforest for Rio de Janeiro to push for land rights on Friday, the opening day of the city's famous Carnival, as critics accused campaigners of politicizing one of the world's biggest parties.
More recently, it has also increased within the boundaries of the Tambopata National Reserve and two other nearby reserves, all within the Amazon rainforest. The result is the swamp I find myself in, which can be easily spotted with Google Maps: the ...
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazilian Indigenous leaders left the Amazon rainforest for Rio de Janeiro to push for land rights on Friday, the opening day of the city's famous Carnival, as critics accused campaigners of ...
A decade after the "Save the Rainforest" movement forced changes that dramatically slowed deforestation across the Amazon basin, activity is roaring back in some of the biggest expanses of forests in the world. That resurgence, driven by the world's ...
She is noted instead for her strong defense of the rainforest and for her world-renowned ecotourism destination, the Cristalino Jungle Lodge, located outside the town of Alta Floresta - which her father settled - in northernmost Mato Grosso state ...
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - D eforestation in the Peruvian Amazon has risen this century - destroying an area of rainforest 14 times larger than Los Angeles - with small farmers behind most of the cutting, according to a new ...
scientists have uncovered a mysterious system of ancient earthworks in the Amazon basin that have been hidden until now by rainforest, and are shedding new light on how ancient tribes may have lived there. The 2,000-year-old works ... "The fact that ...
'Under the Canopy' brings viewers into the depths of the Amazon, with the region's diverse environment on full display.
Atlas Copco has provided a modular power plant to Iquitos City, the largest metropolis in the Peruvian Amazon.


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