Ecuador is Poised to Open Yasuni for Drilling

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Since 2011, deforestation has increased in the protected area of Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park in response to oil drilling activities. … Read More

Conquering Deforestation

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The portion of the Amazon located in Brazil has shown a 70% decrease in deforestation over the past decade. Brazil … Read More

What are Superfruits and Where Do They Come From?

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You may have noticed the increased advertising of açaí berries at numerous juice companies. Foodies and nutritionists around the world … Read More

New Peru Law Hinders Environmental Protection

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A new law, enacted on July 11th after only limited debate in Congress, will weaken environmental protections in the Andean region … Read More

Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in Yasuni National Park

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Yasuni National Park is a 9,820 km2 area of mostly rainforest located in Ecuador. The park’s conditions of warmth, rain, … Read More

Large-scale Carbon Loss for the Amazon

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Fifty-four million tonnes a year. This is the amount of carbon that Brazilian and British scientists have found the Amazon … Read More

The Start of the Amazon as a Rainforest

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Two thousand years ago, the Amazon Rainforest was a different landscape than it is today. John Carson, from the University … Read More

The End of a Peruvian Gold Town

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Huepetuhe, Peru was a gold mining boomtown until the government took action against illegal mining. Events such as terminating gasoline … Read More

A Self-Watering Rainforest

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Water is a compound essential for life. It makes up about 60% of the human body and covers about 71% … Read More

The Amazon is not the only forest we need to worry about

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Indonesia has the third largest stretch of tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo. Despite being a quarter the size … Read More

Seasons Greetings from the Skies Above

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The hydrologic cycle: evaporation, precipitation, soil absorption, surface runoff, and transpiration.

The Amazon Could Stop Breathing

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The Amazon rainforest is home to hundreds of billions of trees essential for absorbing carbon dioxide. However, this process is … Read More

Violence and Activism in Amazonas

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The rainforest itself is not the only part of the Amazon facing the forces that drive deforestation. Many indigenous people living in secluded … Read More

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