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The Amazon: From Paradise to inferno

The Amazon: From Paradise to inferno | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Photographers Nacho Doce and Ricardo Moraes spent months documenting deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Initial data from Brazil’s space agency suggests that deforestation of the vast Amazon - the largest rainforest in the world - spiked by over a third during the past year, wiping out an area more than twice the size of the city of Los Angeles. If the figures are borne out by follow-up data, they would confirm fears of scientists and environmental activists who warn that farming, mining and Amazon infrastructure projects, coupled with changes to Brazil's long-standing environmental policies, are reversing progress made against deforestation. 44 PHOTOS

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IMPT!  Amazon deforestation is on the rise again - dramatically! This is a stark reminder that we must continue to do our part to build Amazon Awareness.  

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Curated from the web, new and noteworthy updates from the Amazon
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Devil Frog Vomits Up a New Ant Species

Devil Frog Vomits Up a New Ant Species | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Sometimes scientists make discoveries in the strangest of places. Like the belly of a poison frog.
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Field biology is just the best! 

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Protection of Amazon's biodiversity could fuel scientific breakthroughs

Protection of Amazon's biodiversity could fuel scientific breakthroughs | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Amazon plants could lead to breakthroughs in antiseptics, medicines and anti-inflammatory drugs if coupled with new technologies, study says
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Think sloths are cute? How about when they crawl into a latrine and eat your poop? - Seriously, Science?

Think sloths are cute? How about when they crawl into a latrine and eat your poop? - Seriously, Science? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Sloths are usually depicted as cute, fuzzy animals that spend lazy days lounging around trees eating leaves. But, according to this paper, those cuddly sloths have a dark side: some of them like to climb into latrines and scarf the slurry of human waste found inside. “The first observation of the unusual feeding habit took place on …
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Yep - We've witnessed this first hand!

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Species New to Science: [Entomology • 2016] Emsleyfolium diasae • A New Genus of Katydid from the Amazon Rainforest (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae; Phaneropterinae; Steirodontini): Ninth Contribution t...

Species New to Science: [Entomology • 2016] Emsleyfolium diasae • A New Genus of Katydid from the Amazon Rainforest (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae; Phaneropterinae; Steirodontini): Ninth Contribution t... | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Brazil, host of #Olympics, biodiversity hotspot and full of undescribed species. New katydid genus from the Amazon.
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Ecuador Begins Drilling Oil in a Pristine Corner of the Amazon

Ecuador Begins Drilling Oil in a Pristine Corner of the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The highly biodiverse country has rain forest, the Andes and the Galapagos Islands 
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Official Trailer for Award-Winning Peru Doc 'When Two Worlds Collide'

Official Trailer for Award-Winning Peru Doc 'When Two Worlds Collide' | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
This must end. First Run Features has debuted an official trailer for a powerful environmental activism documentary called When Two Worlds Collide, which
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WATCH - coming out August 2016 - documentary on Peruvian Rainforest Conservation

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Guardians of Biodiversity, Stewards of our Climate — the MACROSCOPE

Guardians of Biodiversity, Stewards of our Climate — the MACROSCOPE | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The future of Earth depends on the future of tropical rainforests.
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Inside The Wild Amazon Documentary - #HistoryMovies

Inside The Wild Amazon Documentary - #HistoryMovies The Amazon rainforest (Portuguese: Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia; Spanish: Selva Amazónica, Amazonía o
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Amazon Rainforest Preservation Law: A Work in Progress

Amazon Rainforest Preservation Law: A Work in Progress | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
On May 28th, the Brazilian government released information regarding its latest revisions to the Forest Code, a group of legislation that applies to both the use of the Amazon Rainforest as well as all privately owned land.
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Amazon Fish Project | Home

Amazon Fish Project | Home | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Building the largest freshwater fish biodiversity database for the entire Amazon basin
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On eve of Olympics, Amazon deforestation surges in Brazil

On eve of Olympics, Amazon deforestation surges in Brazil | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Dry conditions, Brazil’s weak currency, and political instability may be creating conditions that could reverse the country’s historic progress in curbing rainforest destruction.
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Amazon Forest and Wildlife National geographic

Amazon jungle documentary national geographic Wild Amazon takes you deep into the heart of the Amazon on a journey you will never forget! Home to th
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Plastic-eating mushrooms

Plastic-eating mushrooms | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Manila Bulletin, the nation's leading newspaper, brings you the latest news and current events in the Philippines and abroad daily, since 1900.
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Science and Technology and Sustainability straight from the Amazon! 

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Protection of Amazon’s biodiversity could fuel “fourth industrial revolution” – study

Protection of Amazon’s biodiversity could fuel “fourth industrial revolution” – study | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Amazon plants could lead to breakthroughs in antiseptics, medicines and anti-inflammatory drugs if coupled with new technologies, study says By Chris Arsenault RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Amazon rainforest holds the ...
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Peru: The Land Of Superfoods

Peru: The Land Of Superfoods | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The miracles of nature that Pachamama, or Mother Earth in the Quechuan language, bestows upon us are part of Peruvians' everyday life.
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Amazon Peoples and Climate Change

Amazon Peoples and Climate Change | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Indigenous Peoples and their relationship to the land is distinctly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This relationship is also key to confronting the agents of change....hear Indigenous Peoples from across the Peruvian Amazon describe how climate change is effecting them and the biodiversity their cultures and communities depend on.

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Biodiversity Crucial in Saving Amazon From Climate Change

Biodiversity Crucial in Saving Amazon From Climate Change | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A lush Amazon forest, filled with all types of plants, will adjust to climate change better than if it faces biodiversity loss.
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LAB - Amazon fires at record level -- again

LAB - Amazon fires at record level -- again | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Fires in the Amazon rage at record levels, while Michel Temer government prepares to sign Paris agreement on climate change next week.
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Deforestation: A lingering legacy

Deforestation: A lingering legacy | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A new study finds the impacts of deforestation continue long after trees are cut down.
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Peru Scrambles to Drive Out Illegal Gold Mining and Save Precious Land

Peru Scrambles to Drive Out Illegal Gold Mining and Save Precious Land | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A force of marines and rangers is outnumbered as it tries to protect the area anchored by the Tambopata reserve, one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.
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More on gold mining in Peru from today's NYT

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Monkeys in South America are almost all colour blind and no one knows why

Monkeys in South America are almost all colour blind and no one knows why | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
There must be some evolutionary force acting to maintain this visual 'defect'.
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Amazon Rainforest Third Major Drought 11 Years | Ellabird Books

Amazon Rainforest Third Major Drought 11 Years | Ellabird Books | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Peru's dirty gold - TechKnow

The Amazon rainforest is home to 10 percent of the world's known species, and its ancient trees remove millions of tons of carbondioxide per year from th
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Putting the sloth in sloths: Arboreal lifestyle drives slow pace 

Putting the sloth in sloths: Arboreal lifestyle drives slow pace  | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Astonishingly, three-toed sloths, which are more specialized to their environment, expend as little as 460 kilojoules of energy a day, the equivalent of burning a mere 110 calories -- roughly the same number of calories in a baked potato.

It is the lowest measured energetic output for any mammal.
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Life on the edge: Saving the world’s hotbeds of evolution

Life on the edge: Saving the world’s hotbeds of evolution | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
It's a radical new approach to saving nature: don't obsess about individual species, safeguard the places on the bleeding edge of evolutionary change instead
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