A study reveals that activities such as mining, deforestation and agriculture have altered the ecosystems and biodiversity of the waters of 149 major rivers throughout the world, putting entire populations at risk.
Jeane Moura da Silva, 34, is a member of the third generation of residents of Educandos Creek, in the south end of Manaus, the largest city in the Amazon region. She lives with her three daughters, husband and grandson in the same place where her grandmother was born and raised and where everyone in the […]
Scientists are examining why banks of sargassum in the Atlantic have proliferated explosively over the past decade, fouling the Caribbean and extending to the coast of Africa. Growing discharges of organic pollutants from the Amazon River are now believed to be a major cause.
A helicopter from Peru’s Air Force that was helping to monitor the area has been stopped and held by a group of locals. There were food and fresh water aboard, meant to be distributed among the people of Mayuriaga.
James “Rocky” Contos by kayak navigated from the headwaters of the Mantaro River to the mouth of the Amazon River, creating a new hypothesis about the origins of this river.
A study published makes the case for Amazon’s source to be the Mantaro River in southwestern Peru.
Research shows that the rivers of the Amazon basin have bacterias capable of digesting stems and trunks of trees and turn them into CO².