Although the Xingu snakes through a mosaic of federally protected land, its headwaters do not. The multitude of small streams that feed into the Xingu at its source are largely unprotected.
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.
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.
Protected areas absorb 27% of greenhouse gas emissions in Amazonia
November 9, 2022
A Brazilian Climate Observatory study found that the dense vegetation in the states of Amazonas and Amapá, regions whose territories are more than half composed of Conservation Units and Indigenous Territories, was able to remove all the CO2e that had been released to their atmosphere in 2021.