The waterfall, the country’s largest, is in the Sumaco Biosphere Reserve, a lush site protected by the United Nations for its unique flora and fauna.
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Deforestation in the Amazon reduced rains and increased electricity bills for Brazilians
February 3, 2022
Research shows that forest clearing reduced water flow and power generation in hydroelectric plants in the Center-West and Southeast of the country. Despite the environmental and electricity bill impacts, the government wants new power plants and dams on the Tapajós River.
InfoAmazonia carry out workshops with communities in Tapajós River region
April 9, 2015
Rede InfoAmazonia project began operations for monitoring of water quality with three workshops with riverside communities in two cities in the Brazilian Amazon. The next step is to install inexpensive sensors created by the project.
Murky Waters: Amazon Destruction Linked to the Largest Belt of Algae on the Planet
March 22, 2021
Scientists are examining why banks of sargassum in the Atlantic have proliferated explosively over the past decade, fouling the Caribbean and extending to the coast of Africa. Growing discharges of organic pollutants from the Amazon River are now believed to be a major cause.