Posts Tagged Amazon

Lessons Learned from Centuries of Indigenous Forest Management…

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, ecologist Charles M. Peters discusses how, in an era of runaway destruction of tropical forests, the centuries-old ecological understanding of indigenous woodland residents can help point the way to the restoration of damaged rainforests… See the entire interview here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/lessons-learned-from-centuries-of-indigenous-forest-management Advertisements

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Deforestation in the Tropics…

Tropical forests around the world play a key role in the global carbon cycle and harbour more than half of the species worldwide. However, increases in land use during the past decades caused unprecedented losses of tropical forest… Read the article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/53898-deforestation-in-the-tropics

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Hydroelectric Dams May Jeopardize the Amazon’s Future… 

Current environmental research and update from enn.com – http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/51520

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Agony of Mother Earth (I) The Unstoppable Destruction of Forests | Inter Press Service… 

“The world’s forests are being degraded and lost at a staggering rate of 3.3 million hectares per year”…  Read the report here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/05/agony-of-mother-earth-i-the-unstoppable-destruction-of-forests/

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Business as Usual: A Resurgence of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon – Yale E360… 

An environmental news update from Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/business-as-usual-a-resurgence-of-deforestation-in-the-brazilian-amazon

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Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows… 

Summary:  Researchers have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago with data that convincingly refutes substantial younger estimates…  Read about it here at sciencedaily.com: Amazon River no younger than 9 million years

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New Giant, Air-Breathing Fish Discovered… 

National Geographic, New species observed in the Amazon: New Giant, Air-Breathing Fish Discovered

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Rainforest greener during ‘dry’ season…

“Although the Amazon rainforest may appear to be perpetually green… there are actually seasonal differences of photosynthesis, with more occurring during the dry season and less during the wet season…” Read the full article here. Source enn.com: Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Rainforest greener during ‘dry’ season

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A View of the Changing Amazon…

Source: Yale Environment 360 (published June 6th by Daniel Grossman) Article: At 1,066 Feet Above Rainforest, A View of the Changing Amazon Summary: 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 […]

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Where Does the Amazon River Begin?…

Five different tributaries have been designated as the source of the Amazon River through the centuries. A new study argues for yet another. See full article here at nationalgeographic – daily news: Where Does the Amazon River Begin?.

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Amazon’s vast rainforest dominated by few tree species…

“The Amazon rainforest is so vast, and so diverse, that seemingly simple questions— such as which species of trees are most common— remain unanswered. Researchers are finally seeing the forest and the trees after an international collaboration of 120 scientists teamed up to compile the largest tree survey ever assembled from the Amazon…” Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1112-amazon-tree-diversity-ucsc-waldron.html  

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