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A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon
were there before the rainforest existed, a new study finds. These human-made structures remain a mystery: They may have been used ...
Chief Raoni Metuktire, head of the Kayapò indigenous group from the Xingu region, deep in the Amazon
rainforest, sits in a packed lecture hall in London. With his jutting lip plate and large feather headdress, the elderly, gently-spoken tribal ...
When the Brazil and Croatia national sides kick off the World Cup on Thursday, the players on the field won't be the only new things since the last time Brazil hosted the World Cup in 1950. Cleats, the stadiums and even the humble soccer ball ...
Brazil's success in reducing deforestation in the world's largest rainforest has been much heralded, but progress may stall unless farmers, ranchers and other land users in the region are provided incentives to further improve the environmental ...
Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity have caused global air and sea surface temperatures to rise approximately 0.8 Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit) since the beginning of the 20th century, contributing to a plethora of problems worldwide ...
As an archipelagic country with vast forests and maritime areas, Indonesia is unique as it is most vulnerable to the impacts of climate
change, but simultaneously offers crucial solutions to curb the climate
change problem.The impacts of ...
Next to a newly paved highway in the Peruvian Amazon
, a discreet white-on-green sign urges travellers to protect the surrounding ecosystem. “Let's care for the environment, let's conserve the forest,” it reads. But the appeal comes too late for ...
Record-breaking rains triggered so much new growth across Australia that the continent turned into a giant green carbon sink to rival tropical rainforests including the Amazon
, our new research shows.
Published in the international ...
It will be a profound irony if NASA`s lasting value will be to document from space the planet`s decline.
Case in point: The agency released today a scientific visualization video showing the transition of the entire African rainforest in ...
Years of drier conditions in the Congo River basin in central Africa appear to be affecting trees in the region’s vast rain forests, scientists reported on Wednesday.Writing in the journal Nature, the researchers said that the capacity of ...
Earth is home to millions of species. Just one dominates it. Us. Our cleverness, our inventiveness and our activities have modified almost every part of our planet. In fact, we are having a profound impact on it. Indeed, our cleverness, our ...
This is the seventh in an ongoing series of articles developed in support of this year's two Katoomba Meetings, both of which are taking place in Latin America. The first meeting will take place on March 19 and 20 at Iguazú Falls, on the border ...
A combination of climate
change and deforestation is making the Amazon
rainforest increasingly vulnerable to devastating forest fires, a new study has said.The Amazon
is one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. It is estimated ...
Fires caused by climate
change and deforestation could mean trouble for the trees of the Amazon
ian rainforest, according to a new study.
Biologists from Brazil's Amazon
Environmental Research Institute and the Woods Hole Research Center ...
Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth documentary sent shockwaves across the global investment community, with ripples still being felt today as more focus than ever is given to climate
change in political and corporate circles alike. Now there is a ...
The 21st century will present gloomy challenges for Costa Rica and the rest of Latin America, such as the collapse of wildlife habitats, animal extinction, water scarcity and the spread of disease in an already vulnerable population.
hree extreme weather events in the Amazon
Basin in the last decade are giving scientists an opportunity to make observations that will allow them to predict the impacts of climate
change and deforestation on some of the most important ecological ...
From Kenyan subsistence farmers to indigenous peoples in the Bolivian Andes and Brazil's Amazon
rainforest, a new report aims to put a human face on what it says are some of the communities hardest hit by global climate
change, whose effects will ...
How much is a forest really worth? And what is the cost of forest degradation? These values are difficult to estimate, but according to Dr. Phillip Fearnside, we need to do a better job.
For nearly forty years, Fearnside has lived in ...
If nations ignore the imminent problem of the increasing global climate
, it will cause the world to endure abrupt changes that one single country is not prepared to handle. Food and water supplies will be interrupted, the economy will diminish, ...
Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a U.N. report due this week that will put pressure on governments to act.
A 29-page draft by the ...
The latest draft UN report on climate
change points to options for disaster planning, drought
and flood-resistant crops, and water and energy saving.Rising sea levels are a direct threat to low lying islands in the Pacific. (Credit: ...
As part of its campaign to address climate
change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate
data housed at different federal agencies.
The initiative to make the ...
Last year tied with 2003 as the fourth-hottest year the world has experienced since records began in 1880, according to data released by the National Climatic Data Centre in the US.This made it the 37th consecutive year that the global ...
Environmentalists and scientists raised howls of protest when the Santo Antônio and Jirau Dams were proposed for the Western Amazon
in Brazil, claiming among other issues that the dams would raise water levels on the Madeira River, potentially ...