Imagining what it’s like to be in the Amazon!

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Painting by Julia Loman Living in the city, I find it necessary to venture off into the woods every once … Read More

Medicinal Secrets of the Amazon Rainforest

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Photo by Rachael Running, 2009. Photo by Rachael Running, 2010 Here in Detroit, spring is on the horizon. Green leaves … Read More

The 3 Types of Rivers in the Rainforest

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Painting by Julia Loman, 2016 In the rainforest, the color of the water in a river holds the story of … Read More

El Niño: How does it affect the Amazon Rainforest?

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If you’ve been keeping up with environmental news, or even if you’ve just been confused by the weird weather over … Read More

The Global Importance of Amazon Natural Resources

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The Amazon has long been recognized as an important repository of biodiversity and natural resources. Not only for local peoples and indigenous communities, … Read More

Winter in the Rainforest

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As winter settles in on the Midwest, dramatic changes are everywhere. Leaves have fallen off the trees; a brisk, frigid … Read More

Beautiful Orchids of Wayqecha

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Wayqecha is home to over 200 species of orchids, many of them still not yet described by science. The video … Read More

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

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

Hundreds of New Species Discovered

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The World Wildlife Fund reports that at least 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in the Amazon rainforest … Read More

A Few Trees Rule the Forest

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The Amazon rainforest is such a rich repository of fascinating wildlife and plant species that scientists are still in the … Read More

Amazon lowlands

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The Amazon rainforests contain an enormous amount of plant diversity, yet much of this diversity is located within very small ranges.

Will we lose a cure?

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Among the diverse array of plants that exist in the Amazon, many are used for traditional medicinal purposes.

Amazon Plants: cures and curiosities

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Malaria, one of the most lethal diseases in the tropics, can be addressed by no less than 41 different species of plants in the Brazilian Amazon in some capacity.

Dr. Dave Lutz on the Urgency of Protecting the Amazon

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Dr. Dave Lutz, of the Amazon Aid Foundation, talks about the urgency of protecting the Amazon rainforest.

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