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Jan 13, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Eric Niiler
Driven by demand from Asian consumers, rising prices, and made possible by new technologies -- gold mining is threatening some of the most diverse tropical forests in South America.
Sep 25, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
Dust from the Sahara blows minerals from fish fossils across the Atlantic and helps plants grow in the Amazon rainforest.
Jun 11, 2013 03:48 AM ET // Tim Wall
The biggest killers of Amazon trees might not be the massive walls of flame set by humans for deforestation, but stealthy understory fires that eat away at the trees like a cancer beneath the canopy. Continue reading →
Apr 1, 2013 03:37 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
A huge swath of pristine rainforest will likely go to oil companies. ->
Feb 3, 2011 02:07 PM ET // John D. Cox
The frequency of severe drought conditions in the Amazon Rainforest indicates potential for accelerated climate change.
Oct 21, 2011 01:56 PM ET // Tim Wall
A moratorium on cutting the Brazilian Amazon to plant soy may have reduced soy's direct impact on the forest for the past five years, but a proposed amendment to the Brazilian forest code could re-open the forest to soy.
Jul 20, 2011 11:21 AM ET // Tim Wall
Soybeans and sugarcane crops have increased deforestation of the Amazon in Brazil, but not directly.
Nov 2, 2010 08:00 AM ET // Tim Wall
Without rain, a rainforest doesn't last too long.
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