Peru’s first-ever high-resolution carbon map could help the world breathe easier

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    To put an accurate price on carbon, you need to know how much you have and where it’s … 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

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

Mysterious Amazon “Rings” Predate the Amazon Itself

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It has always been assumed that the Amazon Rainforest was a pristine environment before we began major mining and logging … 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

How Satellite Imagery Can Halt Deforestation

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Imazon, a non-profit research institution, is working on a new way to stop deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Working closely … Read More

Arena Amazonia Makes World Cup History

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The game between Portugal and the United States made World Cup history last night: they called a water break. Several … Read More

Devastating Human Impact on the Amazon Rainforest Revealed

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It is well known that humans are having devastating impacts on the Amazon rainforest, but new data may show that … 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

Cutting down on cutting down

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This article from The Economist discusses what changes have taken place in Brazil since the 1990s to turn the country from a leader … Read More

Destruyen campamento de minería ilegal y rescatan a diez menores

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Operación en Madre de Dios fue un éxito y no tuvo costo social

Ecuador’s Jaguars Threatened by Oil Drilling

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To get a sense of what is at stake in Yasuni National Park if plans to drill continue, Diego Mosquera of the Tiputini Biodiverity Station observed jaguar populations over a seven year period between 2005 and 2012, concluding that the area is extremely rare in terms of jaguar densities.

Animal Symphony at Yasuni National Park

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Over the past two years, the video camera trap program at Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorean Amazon has managed to capture amazing footage of animals rarely seen by humans.

Canopy Holds Secret to Amazon Evolution

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The Western Amazon is arguably the most world’s biodiverse region and now scientists have found that not only is the … Read More

Earthquakes Turn Water Into Gold

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Earthquakes may have a slow Midas touch according to a new study. Pressure changes in the Earth’s crust cause precious … Read More

Amazon Inhales More Carbon Than It Emits

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A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that the natural processes of the Amazon remove more … Read More

Oil Industry has ‘Devastating Consequences’ for Indigenous Peoples

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, has recently stated that indigenous communities in Peru have suffered “devastating consequences” as a result of the oil industry in the Amazon

Amazon trees “live fast, die young”

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The Amazon rainforest contains 16,000 different tree species, and around 390 billion individual trees. This amazing region sustains the world’s highest tree diversity, but the origin of this diversity remains unclear.

Striking Photographs from Indigenous Community

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These photographs of the Dessana tribe, published on the Daily Mail Online, were taken by photographer David Lazar in the … Read More

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