Carbon balance of the largest tropical forest on Earth depends on rainfall, says an article in ‘Nature’. In the same issue, new interpretations of satellite imagery explain ‘greening’ of the forest during the dry season.
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.
La Hora: With climate change, the Amazon will no longer cool the atmosphere
February 10, 2014
The rainforest will become a source of carbon dioxide if climate change continues and extremes in precipitation, according to a study published in the British journal Nature.
February 6, 2014
Amazonian biodiversity indicates that many species still unknown could be used in the food and gastronomy, but this potential is being lost by the continued process of forest destruction.