Protecting a forgotten treasure trove of biodiversity

The Cerrado is the largest savanna region in South America, but compared to the Amazon Forest to the north, it does not attract much attention. It is home to an incredible diversity of large mammal species, including the ...

Study could improve fire monitoring in Brazilian savana

A study conducted by scientists from Brazil, the United States and Portugal investigated the accuracy and consistency of different satellite data collections with regard to the location and size of burned areas in the Cerrado ...

A new study reveals the Amazon is losing surface water

A new study shows that large amounts of surface freshwater are being lost every year in the Amazon. The changes are being caused by human intervention, including hydropower dams and deforestation, and climate change.

Next generation of bioplastics could be made from trees

A research project led by Biome Bioplastics, aided by research conducted by the University of Warwick's Centre for Biotechnology and Biorefining, has demonstrated the feasibility of extracting organic chemicals from lignin ...

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