Scientists have long known that halting climate change will be impossible without stopping the destruction of the world’s forests.
El Deber: 32 million hectares burned in fourteen years
Space monitoring of forest fires has shown that until last year 71.3% of fires that affected the country occurred in the department of Santa Cruz and 23.7% in Beni.
Logging and fires take a hidden toll on the Brazilian Amazon rainforest
Selective logging and small sub-canopy fires are degrading vast areas of rainforest across the Brazilian Amazon, contributing to largely hidden carbon emissions, argues a study published today in Global Change Biology.
Scientific American: Fires can pose threat to Amazon rainforest
In the Brazilian Amazon deforestation is a serious problem. But a new study suggests that there is another threat to the rainforest that has been largely ignored: fire.
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.
Poco das Antas: A tired environmentalist reacts to a devastating forrest fire
On Facebook, Luiz Paulo Ferraz, executive secretary of the Association of the Golden Tamarin Lion, which operates within the biological reserve of Poco das Antas, wrote a striking reaction to the fire. Read the full text.
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.
Specialists monitor fire that consumed 710 km ² in Bolivia
Foundation monitored daily fire and used satellite images to measure the severity of the event.
Fires affect municipalities in the Bolivian Amazon again
Mapping done with the aid of satellites identifies 1,687 of hotspots in August in municipalities of Bolivian Amazon.
3% of Amazon rainforest burned between 1999-2010
Satellite data shows that in some years, understory fires burn a far larger extent of forest than the area deforested for agriculture and cattle pasture.