The equipment was installed by a group of institutions led by the Monitoring Network Extreme Events of the Amazon to monitor the height of the waves and correlate the data with the storms.
The Madeira River has one of the largest sediment loads of rivers in the world, contributing about half of the total transported to the Atlantic via the Amazon River.
The flooding of the Negro River this year is being influenced by the waters of the Madeira River and can be among the five biggest floods in 112 years.
The level of the Rio Negro in Manaus, reached 29.36 meters yesterday, according to the National Water Agency (ANA). This is the sixth highest level ever recorded in the Amazon capital since 1902, when the river began to be monitored.
To quantify the effect of deforestation on fish, Kirk Winemiller is working with a team of Texas A&M and Brazilian researchers. Once completed, the project will inform the work of government agencies and conservation groups in Brazil.
Digital Democracy has partnered with the ClearWater Project to create a cutting edge interactive map that tells the story of indigenous communities of the Ecuadorean Amazon. Following years of oil contamination, local leaders have banded together to build rainwater catchment systems as a source of clean drinking water. The map brings together photographs, stories and […]
Federal University of Rondônia researcher warns that hydroelectric plants of Santo Antônio and Jirau on the Madeira River could produce catastrophic results in Rondônia and Bolivia.
The State of Acre depends on the road to get food, fuel and gas. The historical level of the Madeira River reached 18.01 meters.
A study published makes the case for Amazon’s source to be the Mantaro River in southwestern Peru.
A film showing the work of conservation of the cloud forest in Bolivia.