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How Satellite Imagery Can Halt Deforestation

Imazon, a non-profit research institution, is working on a new way to stop deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Working closely with the government of the Brazilian state of Pará, Imazon is using satellite imagery and advanced mapping techniques to monitor...

Seasons Greetings from the Skies Above

The hydrologic cycle: evaporation, precipitation, soil absorption, surface runoff, and transpiration. This process plays a significant role in determining an area’s wet and dry seasons. A wet season is defined as a period when there is 10-40 inches of rainfall per...

The Amazon Could Stop Breathing

The Amazon rainforest is home to hundreds of billions of trees essential for absorbing carbon dioxide. However, this process is reversed during years of drought, where the Amazon has produced carbon dioxide rather than consumed. A drought in 2005 turned the Amazon...

Arena Amazonia Makes World Cup History

The game between Portugal and the United States made World Cup history last night: they called a water break. Several comments have been made about the heat and humidity players and spectators face when they go to one of the four games that are being hosted in the...