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Arena Amazonia Makes World Cup History

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...
Violence and Activism in Amazonas

Violence and Activism in Amazonas

The rainforest itself is not the only part of the Amazon facing the forces that drive deforestation. Many indigenous people living in secluded areas of the Amazon, who campaign for environmental protection and land rights, are often attacked and sometimes killed by...
New Species of River Dolphin Discovered

New Species of River Dolphin Discovered

Researchers in Brazil have identified a new species of river dolphin living in the Amazon’s Araguaia River Basin. Named after the river it was found in, the Araguaia boto river dolphin species diverged from their closest relatives around two million years ago, when...
Deforestation in Brazil Up 28 Percent

Deforestation in Brazil Up 28 Percent

A new interactive online map of global forest loss and gain has been launched by the University of Maryland with the help of Google Earth, allowing viewers to zoom in on forests to a high level of local detail.  Using satellite imagery collected from 2000 to 2012,...