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The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn't a Technology - it's trees! 

The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn't a Technology - it's trees!  | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Protecting the world’s forests ensures they can continue to provide essential functions aside from climate stability, including producing oxygen, filtering water and supporting biodiversity. Not only do all the world’s people depend on forests to provide clean air, clean water, oxygen, and medicines, but 1.6 billion people rely on them directly for their livelihoods.
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Oil Palm has arrived in the Peruvian Amazon - with a vengance

Oil Palm has arrived in the Peruvian Amazon - with a vengance | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Palm oil has become one of the deforestation drivers in the Peruvian Amazon.  Amazon Conservation, an NGO has created maps to document over 86,600 hectares (214,000 acres) of oil palm, of which we have confirmed the deforestation of at least  31,500 hectares for new plantations (equivalent to nearly 59,000 American football fields). 

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Women’s Climate Leadership More Vital Than Ever In Light Of Climate Change Report — Global Issues

Women’s Climate Leadership More Vital Than Ever In Light Of Climate Change Report — Global Issues | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29 (IPS) - Osprey Orielle Lake is the founder and executive director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International and co-chair of International Advocacy for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.
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How plants evolved to make ants their servants

How plants evolved to make ants their servants | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Plants have evolved ways to make ants defend them from attacks and spread their seeds, and this new study shows how it happened. In a new study breaking down the genetic history of 1,700 species of ants and 10,000 plant genera, researchers found that the long history of ant and plant co-evolution...
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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A growing body of evidence indicates that the continuing destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in precipitation that could lead to drought in key agricultural areas in China, India, and the U.S.
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Bringing The “Rain” In Rainforest: Scientists Discover How Trees Help Keep The Amazon Irrigated –

Bringing The “Rain” In Rainforest: Scientists Discover How Trees Help Keep The Amazon Irrigated – | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The Amazon, one of the Earth’s last remaining frontiers, teems with a rich diversity of plant and animal life, many species of which still remain undiscovered.  This melting-pot of life is a well-oiled machine and is a wonder in itself, providing the Amazon’s residents with the essentials they...
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Peru passes law to build roads through Amazon's remotest regions

Peru passes law to build roads through Amazon's remotest regions | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Peruvian lawmakers approved a bill that will allow the government to build roads in remote regions of the Amazon rainforest that are home to indigenous groups. The law, which was described as a "priority of national interest" by the government on Monday, has been condemned by indigenous leaders and conservationists Lizardo Cauper, head of Peru's federation of native Amazon peoples, Aidesep, told The Guardian that the infrastructure projects in the remote Amazon regions don't benefit the indigenous people living there. "This is an area with isolated people who are extremely vulnerable," he said. "Roads bring outsiders who traffic our land, log our timber, as well as drug traffickers and illegal miners." 

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Field Museum honors Peruvian organization for its conservation work with indigenous groups

Field Museum honors Peruvian organization for its conservation work with indigenous groups | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Indigenous peoples control one-quarter of world’s land surface, two-thirds of that land is ‘essentially natural’

Indigenous peoples control one-quarter of world’s land surface, two-thirds of that land is ‘essentially natural’ | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A new study makes a significant contribution to the growing body of research showing that recognizing the land rights of and partnering with indigenous peoples can greatly benefit conservation efforts. “The dearth of reliable data on Indigenous Peoples’ lands in many parts of the world has implications not only for securing their rights but also …
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Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change | Working in development | The Guardian

Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change | Working in development | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Traditional farming strategies could protect humanity against global warming and prevent deadly wildfires. Yet scientists seem determined to ignore them
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A gold mine swallowed their village. This Amazon tribe is here to take it back | Environment | The Guardian

A gold mine swallowed their village. This Amazon tribe is here to take it back | Environment | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Climate Home News: In 1996, Osvaldo Wuaru and his family arrived on the outskirts of the vast Munduruku Amazon Territory with a crucial mission: set up a village to hold back the invasion of pariwat (non-indigenous) gold miners. Twenty-one years later, it has all but failed
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A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe | Environment | The Guardian

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe | Environment | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming
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Rainforest Connection enlists machine learning to listen for loggers and jaguars in the Amazon –

Rainforest Connection enlists machine learning to listen for loggers and jaguars in the Amazon – | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The vastness that makes the Amazon rainforest so diverse and fertile also makes it extremely difficult to protect. Rainforest Connection is a project started back in 2014 that used solar powered second-hand phones as listening stations that could alert authorities to sounds of illegal logging. And …
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New research quantifies ecosystem services provided by Amazon rainforest

New research quantifies ecosystem services provided by Amazon rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
New research published in the journal Nature Sustainability this month attempts to establish the monetary value of the ecosystem services provided by the world’s largest tropical forest, the Amazon. A research team led by Jon Strand of the World Bank and Britaldo Soares-Filho, a professor at Brazil’s Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), estimated the […]
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Tracking the shift of tropical forests from carbon sink to source

Tracking the shift of tropical forests from carbon sink to source | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Deforestation continues upward trend in the Brazilian Amazon

Deforestation continues upward trend in the Brazilian Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Novel research method reveals small-scale gold mining’s impact on Peruvian Amazon

Novel research method reveals small-scale gold mining’s impact on Peruvian Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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NASA finds Amazon drought leaves long legacy of damage

NASA finds Amazon drought leaves long legacy of damage | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A single season of drought in the Amazon rainforest can reduce the forest's carbon dioxide absorption for years after the rains return, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. This is the first study to ...
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Two New Species of Treefrogs Discovered in Amazon Basin | Biology | Sci-News.com

Two New Species of Treefrogs Discovered in Amazon Basin | Biology | Sci-News.com | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

An international team of researchers from Ecuador and Peru has discovered two new frog species living in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon basin — and named one of them after famous American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. The two new species — Dendropsophus kamagarini and D. kubricki — belong to the genus Dendropsophus, the most diverse genus of treefrogs in the Neotropics. 

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How drones are being used to protect the Amazon's dolphins | Environment | The Guardian

How drones are being used to protect the Amazon's dolphins | Environment | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Drone footage is building up the missing data on dolphin populations that is crucial to ensuring their protection and long-term survival...
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AMAZON WATCH » Why California's Oil Policy Matters for the Amazon

AMAZON WATCH » Why California's Oil Policy Matters for the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
About half of the oil exports from the Western Amazon Basin come to California to be processed by refineries and used by consumers in the state. This means that more oil from the Amazon rainforest is used in California than anywhere else in the world.
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Hey California friends - this is imporant!   

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The Amazon - Birthplace of the world's most diverse tropical region

The Amazon - Birthplace of the world's most diverse tropical region | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
This study highlights the far-reaching importance of tropical regions -- comprising rainforests, savannas and mountain ecosystems, among others -- in sustaining the world's biodiversity. Most tropical ecosystems are now threatened due to human activities, and many species are on the edge of extinction, further highlighting the need for immediate and widespread protection.
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Not a huge surprise, but very interesting in the context of lanscape evolution and global biodiversity distribution!  You go mother Amazon, you go! 

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Could biodiversity destruction lead to a global tipping point? | Environment | The Guardian

Could biodiversity destruction lead to a global tipping point? | Environment | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
We are destroying the world’s biodiversity. Yet debate has erupted over just what this means for the planet – and us.
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Turbulent Times in the Amazon

Turbulent Times in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Sometimes conservation controversies explode so fast in one place that it becomes almost white-hot. That’s what’s happening right now in the Amazon—with a cyclonic mix of good and bad news. We summarize here some of the key highlights. GOOD NEWS BIG NEW PARK First, Peru has just declared an expansi
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New study discovers 81 lost human settlements in the Amazon rainforest

New study discovers 81 lost human settlements in the Amazon rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Environmental science and conservation news
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