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Amazon Watch - "There Are Many Chico Mendes Around the World"

Amazon Watch - "There Are Many Chico Mendes Around the World" | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Franco Viteri, indigenous leader from the Ecuadorian Amazon, remembers hearing about the death of Chico Mendes. The lasting impression of Chico's example inspired Franco to participate in the Chico Vive! conference.
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Curated from the web, new and noteworthy updates from the Amazon
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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
Amazon Rainforest Third Major Drought 11 Years | Ellabird Books https://t.co/fWZgL8q2yT
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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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Huge cacao plantation in Peru illegally developed on forest-zoned land

Huge cacao plantation in Peru illegally developed on forest-zoned land | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A zoning evaluation released by the Peruvian government finds the land on which United Cacao’s plantation is sited could not have been legally developed for agriculture.
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Study: Drought impedes tree growth, shuts down Amazon carbon sink

Study: Drought impedes tree growth, shuts down Amazon carbon sink | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A 2010 drought stalled tree growth and temporarily shut down the Amazon carbon sink, a problem that could worsen as drought due to climate change escalates.
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How to Make a Scientist

Tropical Biology: an Ecological Approach co-coordinator Andrea Vincent, teaching assistant Andrés Rojas and faculty member Susan Whitehead discuss what are…
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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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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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Yale Environment 360: Following El Nino, Amazon At Risk of Intense Wildfire Season

Yale Environment 360: Following El Nino, Amazon At Risk of Intense Wildfire Season | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
As a result of the recent El Nino, the Amazon rainforest is the driest it has been at the start of a dry season since 2002 — setting “the stage for extreme fire risk in 2016” in the region,
The Amazon rainforest.
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Living Amazon Report 2016

Living Amazon Report 2016 | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Cooperation critical to future of the Amazon
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BIG NEWS!  WWF's annual update on the Amazon has been released!  A must read for anyone who wants to know the current status of the Amazon and its future! 

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Scientists compile list of all known Amazon tree species, say it could take three centuries to find the rest

Scientists compile list of all known Amazon tree species, say it could take three centuries to find the rest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
No one has ever actually counted up all of the species of Amazonian trees we already know about, so a team of scientists, led by Hans ter Steege at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands, went ahead and did so earlier this year.
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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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