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 →
A huge swath of pristine rainforest will likely go to oil companies. ->
The frequency of severe drought conditions in the Amazon Rainforest indicates potential for accelerated climate change.
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.
Soybeans and sugarcane crops have increased deforestation of the Amazon in Brazil, but not directly.
Without rain, a rainforest doesn't last too long.
On the lookout for ways to help manage deforestation, NSF-funded Michigan geographers map out an adventure.
Fossil pollen records show rainforests of northern Colombia and Venezuela diversified 56.3 million years ago during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.