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From computer models to calendar models, these climate scientists are workin' it

From computer models to calendar models, these climate scientists are workin' it | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Climate models! A bad pun becomes bright new way to talk about climate change.
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Curated from the web, new and noteworthy updates from the Amazon
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At 1,066 Feet Above Rainforest, A View of the Changing Amazon by Daniel Grossman: Yale Environment 360

At 1,066 Feet Above Rainforest, A View of the Changing Amazon by Daniel Grossman: Yale Environment 360 | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest, providing an international team of scientists with key insights into how this vital region may be...
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Quantifying the drivers of South American deforestation

Quantifying the drivers of South American deforestation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
New research uses spatially and temporally explicit data to better understand deforestation trends in South America.
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Are some forests more useful than others at stopping climate change?

Are some forests more useful than others at stopping climate change? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Carbon sequestration is a powerful argument for wide-scale reforestation. But does reforestation with an agenda pose a danger to the future of forest biodiversity?
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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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Butterfly Thieves Steal From 'Badass' Ants—A First

Butterfly Thieves Steal From 'Badass' Ants—A First | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Amazon butterflies swipe food from ants, a never-before-seen behavior, a new study says.
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Mercury Pollution Caused By Illegal Mining In Peru Puts 12 Districts In The Amazon In State Of Emergency

Mercury Pollution Caused By Illegal Mining In Peru Puts 12 Districts In The Amazon In State Of Emergency | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Due to mercury contamination caused by illegal gold mining, the government of Peru on Monday declared an environmental emergency in nearly a dozen districts within the Amazon rainforest.
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Building a Sustainable Forest Economy

Building a Sustainable Forest Economy | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Between 1999 and 2012 alone, mining in the Peruvian Amazon increased by 400 percent, resulting in rampant deforestation and the dumping of an estimated 3,000 tons of mercury into local waterways
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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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