Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Inside Brazil’s Battle to Save the Amazon with Satellites and Strike Forces - Real Leaders

Inside Brazil’s Battle to Save the Amazon with Satellites and Strike Forces - Real Leaders | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The post Inside Brazil’s Battle to Save the Amazon with Satellites and Strike Forces appeared first on Real Leaders.
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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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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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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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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,
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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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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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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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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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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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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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