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.
Cattle ranchers that drive the vast majority of forest clearing in the Brazilian Amazon are unlikely to be held at bay indefinitely unless they are afforded new incentives for keeping trees standing, argues new analysis published by an economic research group.
The director and co-founder of the Global Conservation Institute, spent ten years studying the saki monkey family. This monkeys, like all South American primates, suffer from the effects of region-wide habitat disturbances.
A new study found many areas where agriculture and livelihoods could be improved significantly with the addition of roads, while exacting a relatively small toll on the environment.
Better utilization of its vast areas of pasturelands could enable Brazil to dramatically boost agricultural production without the need to clear another hectare of Amazon rainforest, cerrado, or Atlantic forest, argues a new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change.
Stanford has unveiled new software that will be able to understand how outside influences can affect the sustainability of Indigenous people in the Amazon.
Findings have serious implications for understanding past climate change, and how the Amazon basin might react to more modern forest clearance.
Researchers say degradation in Brazil causes additional emissions equivalent to 40% of those from deforestation.
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.
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh studying the Amazon Basin have revealed unprecedented detail of the size, age and species of trees across the region by comparing satellite maps with hundreds of field plots.