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Amazon deforestation linked to long distance climate warming

Deforestation in the Amazon causes land surfaces up to 100 kilometers away to get warmer, according to a new study. The research, by a team of British and Brazilian scientists, led by Dr. Edward Butt at the University of ...

Ancient Amazonians intentionally created fertile 'dark earth'

The Amazon river basin is known for its immense and lush tropical forests, so one might assume that the Amazon's land is equally rich. In fact, the soils underlying the forested vegetation, particularly in the hilly uplands, ...

Biogeochemical insights from a major Amazonian river

Rivers provide water to billions of people and are critical linkages between continental ecosystems and oceans. Every run and every riffle reshape the surrounding landscape as a river transports nutrients and sediment downstream. ...

Tropical forest nations seek climate plan in Brazil

Nations from Brazil to Indonesia met Wednesday to seek a plan to save the world's tropical rainforests, a day after South American leaders drew criticism for failing to adopt a pledge to protect the Amazon.

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