Lost microbes are eroding Amazon’s ability to capture carbon
The composition of the microbial community changes dramatically when rainforests became pastures.
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Amazon rainforest does not 'green up' during the dry season
February 7, 2014
A study led by NASA scientist Doug Morton finds that earlier research concluding that photosynthesis increases in the Amazon during the dry season is based on faulty interpretation of satellite imagery.
Scientific American: Fires can pose threat to Amazon rainforest
May 27, 2014
In the Brazilian Amazon deforestation is a serious problem. But a new study suggests that there is another threat to the rainforest that has been largely ignored: fire.
For 2050, deforestation could reduce rains by up to 21% in the Amazon
February 2, 2014
According to the report “Security Agenda for the Amazon”, large-scale deforestation could reduce rainfall, which would also affect the production of electricity.