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CARBON MARKETS: Can trading save the Amazon?

CARBON MARKETS: Can trading save the Amazon? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
One morning two days before Christmas in 1988, Chico Mendes, the leader of a group of rubber tree tappers, walked into his backyard to take a shower. That was his routine.
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Critical threshold in Amazon deforestation | British Council

Critical threshold in Amazon deforestation | British Council | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

A large-scale new study identifies a critical threshold for significant species loss in the Amazon due to deforestation, but also suggests a strategy for action

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Keeping Amazon fish connected is key to their conservation

Keeping Amazon fish connected is key to their conservation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Unless a system-wide approach to conservation is applied to Amazon basin lakes, floodplains and rivers, we could soon see a collapse of the region’s fish populations.


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Peruvian Amazon will get wetter and experience more severe floods, threatening wildlife

Peruvian Amazon will get wetter and experience more severe floods, threatening wildlife | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Researchers predict increased seasonal precipitation and much higher rainfall fluctuations in the Peruvian Amazon basin due to rising global temperatures.
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Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests

Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

"Save the rainforest” is an environmental slogan as old as time — but Tasso Azevedo catches us up on how the fight is actually going these days.

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Linking products to places: the initiatives working to end deforestation

Linking products to places: the initiatives working to end deforestation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A new global partnership has been forged and high-tech tools are being developed all in the name of improving transparency of supply chains and ending deforestation
Why do we let history repeat itself?
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Why one species of dolphin has turned pink

Why one species of dolphin has turned pink | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Botos lurk, virtually unseen, in the huge rivers of South America - and they are the subject of an awful lot of wild speculation
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Why Care About the Amazon? Our Earth Day Video

I'm sure you want to save the rainforest - but what is the most important reason for you? Leave your comment below. ↓ More info and sources below ↓ I wan t
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Great collection of Amazon videos from Untamed Science filmed during Dr. Meg Lowman's Citizen Science Expeditions in 2014 and 2015 and hosted by Amazon Rainforest Workshops!   

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Synchronized leaf aging in the Amazon responsible for seasonal increases in photosynthesis

Synchronized leaf aging in the Amazon responsible for seasonal increases in photosynthesis | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
One hundred and fifty feet above the ground in the Amazonian rainforest, a vast ocean of green spreads out in every direction. The rainforest canopy is made up of mostly tropical evergreen trees, which take in enormous amounts ...
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Lovejoy, ‘Godfather’ of Biodiversity, Reflects On 50 Years in the Amazon

Lovejoy, ‘Godfather’ of Biodiversity, Reflects On 50 Years in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Over the past five decades Thomas Lovejoy has helped bring global attention to the Amazonian rainforest and the threats it faces, leading seminal research that has become the foundation of the field of conservation biology — even coining the...

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Good times to celebrate the diversity of Amblypygi - Gil Wizen

Good times to celebrate the diversity of Amblypygi - Gil Wizen | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Whip spiders, members of arachnid order Amblypygi, are fascinating predators that look like a cross between a spider and a mantis.
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Great overview of an arthropod we love finding on a night hike in the Amazon!
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Kew Gardens: Exploring the Unknown Amazon

Following an expedition along the French Guiana-Brazil border, this short film examines how modern techniques and equipment, coupled with old-fashioned explo...
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Modern tech + old fashioned field expeditions = awesomeness!  

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About the Amazon | Amazon Aid Foundation

About the Amazon | Amazon Aid Foundation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical ecosystem on the planet, covering an area of South America close to the … Read More
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Great fun facts about the Amazon comin' at ya! 

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Botanical Innovation and the Cosmetics Industry

Botanical Innovation and the Cosmetics Industry | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Symrise has identified the Amazon region as one of the most promising sources of botanical innovation. To be at the heart of this strategic (...)
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Wonderful Life: Biodiversity for sustaining people and their livelihoods

Wonderful Life: Biodiversity for sustaining people and their livelihoods | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Francisco "Chico" Mendes (1944 - 1988), Brazilian rubber-tapper and environmentalist, actively involved in protecting the Amazon forest through his advocacy for the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples.
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Field Museum expedition captures animal selfies in Amazon Rainforest | Science Codex

Field Museum expedition captures animal selfies in Amazon Rainforest | Science Codex | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
If you've been on the Internet lately, you've probably seen a cat selfie. Now, a Field Museum expedition to the Peruvian Amazon has elevated the animal selfie phenomenon to a whole new level.
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Gold mining ramps up, pushes deeper into Peruvian Amazon rainforest

Gold mining ramps up, pushes deeper into Peruvian Amazon rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
By Morgan Erickson-Davis
22 April 2016
(mongabay.com) – The quest for gold has been stripping rainforest from around rivers in the Amazon Basin, with not even protected areas immune from mining.
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Conservation alliance to focus on Peruvian Amazon deforestation

Conservation alliance to focus on Peruvian Amazon deforestation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
International research center led by Wake Forest University experts. River in Manú National Park in Cusco Region and Madre de Dios Region.
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Brazil Suspends Amazon Dam Project

Brazil Suspends Amazon Dam Project | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
WORLD Plans to build a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon have been put on hold due to concerns about its impact on the indigenous community in the region.
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WATCH! Amazon Forest - BBC wildlife animal documentary

National geographic - Amazon Forest - BBC wildlife animal documentary The Amazon rainforest (Portuguese: Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia; Spanish: Selv
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Want to keep tabs on that new logging road in Peru? Well, now you can

Want to keep tabs on that new logging road in Peru? Well, now you can | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A new deforestation alert system lets users know about forest changes in just a week.
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The 3 Types of Rivers in the Rainforest

The 3 Types of Rivers in the Rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
In the rainforest, the color of the water in the river holds the story of the river's origin. A river that passes through hard, rocky areas
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Damaged Peru pipeline leaks 3,000 barrels of oil into Amazon region

Damaged Peru pipeline leaks 3,000 barrels of oil into Amazon region | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Jungle covered in black sludge after a landslide caused the country’s main oil pipeline to rupture, polluting rivers relied on by eight native communities

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Amazon Spiders glide gracefully to safety = Amazing Science

Spiders glide gracefully to safety Amazing Science, Living high in the rainforest canopies of South America, selenopid spiders are at constant risk of fallin...
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Super cool that one the ACTSPeru advisory council members, Dr. Steve Yanoviak, is one of the scientists behind this research! 

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There's a mysterious boiling river in the Peruvian Amazon

There's a mysterious boiling river in the Peruvian Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
What is the significance of a boiling river deep in the Amazon? A Peruvian geologist is launching a book to give some answers..
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From the author..."At a time when everything seems mapped, measured, and understood, this river challenges what we think we know. It has forced me to question the line between known and unknown, ancient and modern, scientific and spiritual. It is a reminder that there are still great wonders to be discovered. We find them not just in the black void of the unknown but in the white noise of everyday life—in the things we barely notice, the things we almost forget, even in a detail of a story."  

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