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This "troll-haired" bug is one of the coolest-looking insects we've ever seen.
Yet another amazing - new to science- rainforest wonder. A waxy-tailed plant hopper for your viewing pleasure!
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IN THE 1990s, when an area of Brazilian rainforest the size of Belgium was felled every year, Brazil was the world’s environmental villain and the Amazonian jungle...
According to this great article by the economist, "there was no silver bullet but instead a three-stage process in which bans, better governance in frontier areas and consumer pressure on companies worked, if fitfully and only after several false starts." What does this mean for the future of all tropical forests? Time will tell
The Amazon rainforest is home to hundreds of billions o […] The post The Amazon Could Stop Breathing appeared first on Amazon Aid Foundation.
In 2008, images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil created ripples. With bodies painted in bright colors, members of the tribe aimed their arrows at a Brazilian government plane flying overhead, occupants of which were attempting to photograph the tribe to prove their existence. Now, a new study has found another way to survey such tribes safely and remotely—using satellite images.
With the start of the World Cup just days away, protesters from the Kayapo people of the Amazon join other indigenous people in clashes with the riot police....
A camera trap program in Ecuador's embattled Yasuni National Program has struck gold, taking what researchers believe is the first ever film of a wild nocturnal curassow (Nothocrax urumutum). In addition, the program has captured video of other rarely-seen animals, including the short-eared dog and the giant armadillo.
Climate change may be taking a hidden toll on intact rainforests in the heart of the Amazon, finds a new study based on 35 years of observations. The research, published in the journal Ecology, focused on the ecological impacts of fragmentation but unexpectedly found changes in the control forests.
Not a single tree was harmed in the Amazon. Paddy Power admits it was a bit out of left field to raise awareness of deforestation by pretending to chop down the Amazon, but we’ve been twiddling our...
Well now...this is an interesting approach to building Amazon awareness. Read their blog before you react!
Scientists have found that reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide entering the Earth's atmosphere--by as much as one-fifth.
Of jaguars and loggers: new film to showcase one of the least-known regions in ...
Oil company breaks agreement, builds big roads in Yasuni rainforest Mongabay.com ... Block, which covers about 100,000 hectares or 10 percent of the park.
Brazil has banned catfish fishing in an effort to save endangered Amazon pink dolphin.
In August, three young filmmakers will go on the expedition of a lifetime. They plan to spend six months filming in one of the most remote, most spectacular, and most endangered ecosystems on the planet: the Las Piedras River system. This unprotected swathe of Amazon jungle contains massive anacondas, prowling jaguars, and even uncontacted indigenous people.
14 Million Soccer Fields Of Amazonian Rain Forest Saved From Clearcutting CleanTechnica Although this may be a questionable connection, perhaps it would be wise to reduce or eliminate one's consumption of McDonald's hamburgers, if there is any...
Habitat fragmentation and hunting are both distinct critical issues facing forests today that require their own countermeasures. Yet, much research has chosen to conflate the two, potentially leading to ineffective ecosystem management. According to a new study, the interaction of both factors can contradict the effects of hunting and fragmentation alone, revealing a research and management gap that urgently needs to be filled.
Amazon's tribes are using the glare of publicity to ask the world to help save the Amazon rainforest.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Peru's Amazon rainforest is extensively contaminated from decades of oil and gas drilling, researchers reported yesterday (June 12) here at the annual Goldschmidt geochemistry conference. In the past decade, volatile demonstrations by indigenous groups and tangled lawsuits against oil companies have exposed the toxic legacy of decades of oil drilling in the Western Amazon. But lax government regulations during the early years of oil exploration, combined with a lack of environmental monitoring, mean there's little data on the true extent of contamination in the richly diverse rainforest. "I was surprised by how little has been published," said study co-author Antoni Rosell-Melé, an environmental chemist at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain.
Brazil leads the world in reducing carbon emissions by slowing deforestation in a process that saw continued growth of beef and soy industries.
David Hill: Plans to carve a road through one of the most biodiverse places on earth could have devastating consequences
"In the jungle, one basic best practice is to not build roads. Once you build a road you provide access to outsiders who may want to log valuable wood, hunt or capture rare animals, or squat on land that has belonged historically to indigenous peoples. You don’t build roads." ~ Bill Powers, chief engineer at E-Tech International, a USA-based consultancy.
Efforts to slow destruction of tropical forests seem to be paying off in a number of countries, argues a new report published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
UConn Advance (blog) Regenerating Tropical Forests UConn Advance (blog) “For a long time scientists have observed deforestation in the tropics, in which you see forest cover going down,” said the project's principal investigator, Professor Robin...
The Economist The Amazon rainforest Cutting down on cutting down The Economist IN THE 1990s, when an area of Brazilian rainforest the size of Belgium was felled every year, Brazil was the world's environmental villain and the Amazonian jungle the...
Selective logging and small sub-canopy fires are degrading vast areas of rainforest across the Brazilian Amazon, contributing to largely hidden carbon emissions, argues a study published today in Global Change Biology. The research found stark differences in carbon storage between primary forests, selectively logged forests, logged and burned forests, and regrowing or secondary forests.