For the Indigenous Community of Anzol in the state of Roraima, Brazil, the drought they experience is not caused by the weather phenomenon El Niño, as scientists say.
The Guardian: Drought bites as Amazon’s ‘flying rivers’ dry up
The unprecedented drought now affecting São Paulo, South America’s giant metropolis, is believed to be caused by the absence of the “flying rivers” − the vapour clouds from the Amazon that normally bring rain to the centre and south of Brazil.
Penn State: Drought and fire lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality
Over the course of our experiment, 60 percent of the trees died with combined drought and repeated fire.
Amazonia Blog: For Nobel Winner, floods in North and drought in Southeast are related
Philip Fearnside, scientist specialized in climatology and based in Manaus, has warned for decades about the growing risk of climate catastrophes.
Amazon drought: Is Brazil’s epic drought a taste of the future?
The worst may be yet to come if climate projections prove accurate: forecasts are for hotter and drier conditions going forward.
Agência Brasil: Federal Official Journal publishes calendar for environmental emergency
The Ministry of Environment has determined that, between May and December 2014, environmental emergency will be declared in central and southwestern of Amazonas State.
Drought and fire are reducing ability of Amazon Rainforest to store carbon
New research published in Nature adds further evidence to the argument that drought and fire are reducing the Amazon’s ability to store carbon, raising concerns that Earth’s largest rainforest could tip from a carbon sink to a carbon source.
Amazon deforestation could mean droughts for western U.S.
New reserach shows deforestation in the Amazon has repercussions for the United States.