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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...

Devastating Human Impact on the Amazon Rainforest Revealed

It is well known that humans are having devastating impacts on the Amazon rainforest, but new data may show that the impact is greater than we ever could have imagined. A group of ten researches led by Dr. Erika Berenguer from Lancaster University conducted the...

Amazon trees “live fast, die young”

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. For reasons unknown to the scientific community,...

Global Impact of Amazon Deforestation

Researchers have long predicted the regional implications of the deforestation of the Amazon, and there are a number of climate simulations demonstrating how this deforestation will produce large regional changes in precipitation and temperature. More recently,...