News tagged with rainforest

Haze returns to Indonesia as fires rage

Fires cloaked parts of Indonesia's Sumatra in thick smog Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of flights, two months after blazes on the island sparked Southeast Asia's worst haze crisis for years.

dateAug 27, 2013 in Environment
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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.

dateJul 22, 2013 in Social Sciences
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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 ...

dateJun 08, 2013 in Environment
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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 ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Space Exploration
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