Global Impact of Amazon Deforestation

Global Impact of Amazon Deforestation

Researchers have long predicted the regional implications of the deforestation of the Amazon, and there are a number of climate simulations demonstrating how this deforestation will produce large regional changes in precipitation and temperature. More recently,...
The Making of Amazon Gold

The Making of Amazon Gold

Check out this in-depth article on Mongabay.com exploring the circumstances leading up to Amazon Gold, the award-winning film that exposes the true cost of illegal gold mining in the Amazon rainforest. When Sarah duPont first visited the Peruvian Amazon rainforest in...

True Source of Amazon River Discovered

It’s been debated for centuries where the Amazon River officially starts and scientists now believe they’ve found the river’s true source. The authors of a study published in Area  say Peru’s southwestern Mantaro River is the true source, replacing the Apurimac River...
Amazon Rainforest Mystery – Solved!

Amazon Rainforest Mystery – Solved!

After half a year of research, scientists have finally identified the small spider responsible for building intricate, circular nests in the Amazon Rainforest, structures which have baffled the internet for months. In June 2013, Georgia Tech graduate student Troy...