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A Few Trees Rule the Forest

A Few Trees Rule the Forest

The Amazon rainforest is such a rich repository of fascinating wildlife and plant species that scientists are still in the process of discovering what it contains and how it all fits together. Because of its massive size, the forest could only be studied piece by...
Are Rainforests Drying Out?

Are Rainforests Drying Out?

According to a new study, the Amazon rainforest’s dry season is lasting three weeks longer than it did 30 years ago and it’s likely the climate change crisis is to blame. While rain falls year-round in this beautiful rainforest ecosystem, the Amazon depends on...
New Partnerships for Amazon Aid

New Partnerships for Amazon Aid

Last month, the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC hosted the Amazon Aid Foundation, as well as representatives from several of the top international NGOs, to view Amazon Gold and discuss the issue of mercury released from informal...
The Ecology of Disease

The Ecology of Disease

This fascinating article – The Ecology of Disease – from The New York Times examines the relationship between the environment and infectious disease.  Disease is largely an environmental issue.  Many emerging infectious disease that affect humans originate...