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Tracking Impacts of Climate Change

Tracking Impacts of Climate Change

Read what AAF’s scientist Miles Silman says about climate change in eastern Peru.  Read the full article here. At Edge of Peruvian Andes, Tracking Impacts of Warming – written by Elizabeth Kolbert for e360, 10 September 2012 Read the full article here....
What’s in the Amazon

What’s in the Amazon

A few facts about the Amazon rainforest… In order to maintain the consistent level of rainfall it is accustomed to, scientists estimate that roughly 70% of the Amazon needs to be protected and intact. In a 60 acre plot in the Amazon, scientists found 1,104...
Amazon Plants: cures and curiosities

Amazon Plants: cures and curiosities

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. (6) Of all types of organisms in the Amazon basin, the plants may be the most spectacular. There are over...
Will we lose a cure?

Will we lose a cure?

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