SOS: save the Amazon (quote) The Disappearing Rainforests We are losing Earth's greatest biological treasures just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere and
Amazon rainforest losing ability to regulate climate, scientist warns
The Amazon rainforest has degraded to the point where it is losing its ability to benignly regulate weather systems, according to a stark new warning from one of Brazil’s leading scientists. In the past 20 years, the author notes that the Amazon has lost 763,000 sq km, an area the size of two Germanys. In addition another 1.2m sq km has been estimated as degraded by cutting below the canopy and fire.
Amazon rainforest more able to withstand drought than previously thought
Amazon rainforest more able to withstand drought than previously thought.New research suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted. Researchers used a computer model to demonstrate that, providing forest conservation measures are in place, the Amazon rainforest may be more able to withstand periods of drought than has been estimated by other climate models.ScienceDaily
New study reveals devastating human impact on the Amazon rainforest! Researchers discover a yearly loss of 54 billion tonnes of carbon from the Brazilian Amazon due to selective logging and surface wildfires
Demand Oil Spill Cleanup in Amazon | Last year, the govt of Peru declared a state of emergency in part of the northern Amazon rainforest where one of the country’s largest oil fields is located. The indigenous people living near the oilfield have been complaining about the pollution from the oilfield for decades. Click for details and please SIGN and share petition. Thanks.
Some Important Species of Insects in Amazon Rainforest
Amazon rainforests are the home for more than 25 millions of different species of insects. Warm climate with heavy rainfalls result into abundant vegetation in most part of the region make favorable conditions for the growth and reproduction of millions of species of insects.