The researchers, suspecting that temperatures in the tropical Atlantic might be influencing rainfall, also assessed sea surface temperature data from the NOAA.
Amazon’s flood/drought cycle becoming more extreme, less predictable
The distribution of rainfall and droughts is changing in the Amazon Basin
March 4, 2022
Through satellite images, researchers shed light on the distribution and circulation of water and other environmental changes in the rainforest. Records help measure the impacts of deforestation, mining, and hydroelectric power in the largest river basin on the planet.
New study suggests that mercury contamination is widespread among residents of the Amazon
March 17, 2022
Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém's inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.
The challenges Lula will face to eradicate illegal deforestation in Amazonia by 2028
November 11, 2022
Specialists focus on the difficulties the new 2023 administration faces to reach the goal promised by the Bolsonaro administration at COP26 last year. Escalating deforestation rates could keep Brazil from carrying out its promise.