According to him, a large tree in the Amazon evaporates over a thousand liters of water per day. With this, the total evaporation of water in the region reaches 20 billion tons, an amount higher than the flow of the Amazon River.
The forest that remains is receiving less rain, which in turn is making it less green which means the trees that are there are pulling in less carbon dioxide from the air around them.
Although Petroperu reported that no river in the area was contaminated, communities say the Marañón basin is contaminated, because “they noticed (the spill) when the fish were already dropping dead.”
Waste from hospitals, industrial areas and households come to this place that does not treat the waste, which affects the Nanay River, main regional provider of potable water.
To quantify the effect of deforestation on fish, Kirk Winemiller is working with a team of Texas A&M and Brazilian researchers. Once completed, the project will inform the work of government agencies and conservation groups in Brazil.
A report of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) reveals that the water of the Moronaocha lagoon (Loreto) has coliform bacteria above the permissible limit, because the drain of all the neighboring waterways lead into this lake.
Extractive activities-like alluvial gold mining and other activities that cause deforestation-generate a direct negative impact on the Peruvian Amazon.
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.
The penalty was imposed because the company exceeded the maximum permissible limits (LMP) for Iron in the effluent discharged into the North Naticocha lagoon.