Researcher says that the normal flow of cool and wet air from the Amazon to southern Brazil was interrupted by the clearing and burning of forests.
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.
International TV reported on the demands of indigenous federations FEDIQUEP, FCONACO, FECONAT and ACOEDCOSPAT to the Peruvian State, due to the pollution of their rivers and lands.
Comptroller General of the Republic warns on water contamination and risks, because mercury remains in fishes.
The idea is to bring information to communities about the water they consume. A device performs measurements at refueling points such as rivers, and sends them to a central that may disclose, on a website or via SMS, the quality of water.
A recent survey of fishing communities in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, found that the arapaima is already extinct in some parts of the Amazon basin. In other parts of the Amazon, its numbers are rapidly dwindling.
In the Amazon, not lack water. However, the management of water resources in the region, often divorced from social participation, threatens sources of survival of its inhabitants and dozens of species.
Research that analyzes the theme “Amazon under pressure” based on the problems of the region due to five activities that threaten water and the ecosystem.
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.