Amazon fires at 13-year high in June

This early peak indicates a potentially devastating dry season ahead - perhaps even worse than 2019.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation brazil jair-bolsonaro amazon-rainforest

How one teaspoon of Amazon soil teems with fungal life

Scientists discover hundreds of different fungi in Amazonian soil, thought to play a vital role in nature.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: biodiversity nature kew-gardens amazon-rainforest

Amazon: Parts of rainforest 'emitting more CO2 than they absorb'

Up to a fifth of the Amazon rainforest has become a net source of CO2, research suggests.

By Gabriel Gatehouse • bbcnews
Feb. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: amazon-rainforest

Brazil's Amazon deforestation highest since 2008, space agency says

The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: brazil jair-bolsonaro amazon-rainforest

The elite soldiers protecting the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon is at risk from mining in French Guiana and it is the French Foreign Legion's job to protect it.

By Claire Press • bbcnews
May 9, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: environment gold amazon-rainforest french-guiana

'Make EU trade with Brazil sustainable'

600 scientists call on the EU to make trade with Brazil more sustainable to protect the planet.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 25, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: climate-change brazil european-union amazon-rainforest global-trade

Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil

The rate of deforestation has risen 13.7% in a year, amid concern about the new president's policies.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 24, 2018 ~2 min

Tags: brazil amazon-rainforest

Large hydropower dams 'not sustainable' in the developing world

A new study says that big hydro electricity projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Nov. 5, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change democratic-republic-of-congo amazon-rainforest

Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish

A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 19, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: brazil fossils palaeontology amazon-rainforest

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