Brazil builds giant tower in Amazon to monitor climate
Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region's sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Researchers combine "terra preta" finds with statistics to map early Amazonian population centers
Hunting species: Not just a numbers game
In the race to describe all of Earth's species before they go extinct it has been suggested that one species that is thriving is taxonomists.
Field study shows tigers in India follow corridors between groups to maintain gene flow
Ecuadoran villagers drag Chevron to Canadian court
A 19-year court battle that resulted in a staggering US$18.3-billion judgment from an Ecuadoran court against Chevron last year moved to Canada on Thursday as the plaintiffs seek to collect.
New species of lizard found in Australia
Scientists announced Monday the discovery of a new species of lizard fighting to survive among the sand dunes outside Perth in Western Australia.
Chevron decries court refusal to block Ecuador fine
Oil giant Chevron said it was disappointed by the US Supreme Court's decision not to block an $18 billion fine sought by Ecuador for environmental damage in the Amazon.
Salt seeds clouds in the Amazon rainforest
It's morning, deep in the Amazon jungle. In the still air innumerable leaves glisten with moisture, and fog drifts through the trees. As the sun rises, clouds appear and float across the forest canopy ... ...
Urban athletes show that for orangutans, it pays to sway
Swaying trees is the way to go, if you are a primate crossing the jungle. Using human street athletes as stand-ins for orangutans, researchers have measured the energy required to navigate a forest using different ...
Leeches are DNA bloodhounds in the jungle
Copenhagen Zoo and University of Copenhagen have in collaboration developed a new and revolutionary, yet simple and cheap, method for tracking mammals in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. They collect leeches from tropical ...
Crowdsourcing science: Researcher uses Facebook to identify thousands of fish
Facebook is well-known for connecting friends, publicizing events and allowing people ample space to procrastinate online.
Camera traps yield first-time film of tigress and cubs (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Camera traps deep in the Sumatran jungle have captured first-time images of a rare female tiger and her cubs, giving researchers unique insight into the elusive tiger's behaviour.
A new species of yeast has been discovered deep in the Amazon jungle. In a paper published on-line in FEMS Yeast Research, IFR scientists and colleagues from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuado ...
2 rare elephants found dead in Indonesian jungle
(AP) -- Two rare Sumatran elephants believed to have been poisoned with cyanide-laced pineapples were found dead in the jungles of northwestern Indonesia with their tusks removed, a conservationist said.
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