News tagged with rainforest

Linguistic puzzler

Wandering through his university's library in São Paulo one day in 2002, Rafael Nonato noticed a book titled "Language." Curious, he pulled it off the shelf.

Jul 22, 2013
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Climate conditions determine Amazon fire risk

(Phys.org) —Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more ...

Jun 08, 2013
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Amazon plant growth detectable at last

Until recently it was impossible to carry out large-scale measurements of photochemical activity in the tropical rainforest and therefore draw conclusions on the subject. A chance success – a measurement ...

Jun 05, 2013
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Scientists lay path to global restoration

(Phys.org) —Scientists have proposed a practical way to tackle the urgent need to restore huge areas of badly-degraded forest and grassland worldwide, based on Australian environmental experience.

Apr 22, 2013
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