In Acre occurs the 66th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science, which are being discussed key issues related to research, development and innovation in Brazil.
Audiovisual project records and provides free rich musical collection of Amazonian indigenous peoples who gathers from traditional songs to hip-hop.
Data on deforestation in Brazil are often expressed as number of soccer fields. In times of World Cup, the use of this unit gains special meaning. From August 2011 to July 2012, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon was 457,100 soccer fields.
Impacts of flooding occurred recently by extreme weather event were compounded by hydroelectric plants installed along the watercourse.
Research of carbon in Amazonian soils reveals that integrated farming systems are able to absorb greenhouse gases better than traditional crops and pastures.
Faced with the current climatic disorders, rampant consumption pattern and neglect of our authorities, expert stresses in blunt tone, a bleak future that we are doomed.
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.
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.
The animal, fifth species known of freshwater dolphins around the world, could be threatened.
Over 400 new species have been discovered in the Amazon between 2010 and 2013. But the good news stops there, as the government has announced a 28% increase in deforestation in the region.