David Beckham turns explorer in BBC rain forest documentary
March 21, 2014, 3:06 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
90-minute film will feature the former soccer star and three friends experiencing life in the jungle.
Amazon rain forest breathes in more than it breathes out
March 21, 2014, 7:50 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Absorbing more carbon dioxide than they release, these vast forests can be credited with helping to lower levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Why is the Amazon rainforest red in this NASA photo?
March 20, 2014, 10:17 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
There's a fascinating reason behind why something should look green, but doesn't.
Amazon rainforest growth spurts were NASA satellite error
February 18, 2014, 9:53 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Why did the satellite think there were more new trees in the Amazon than there actually were? Shadows.
This Valentine’s Day think both romantic and sustainable
February 6, 2014, 3 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The Rainforest Alliance offers five suggestions for making Valentine’s Day traditions more earth-friendly.
Humans managed 'untouched' rainforests of Southeast Asia for thousands of years
January 28, 2014, 3:25 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
Evidence points to inhabitants having previously burned areas of forest so as to plant fruit-bearing trees.
Indigenous tribe gets respite from loggers in Brazil
January 8, 2014, 2:10 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The Awá tribe is at particular risk from loggers due to a lack of immunity to common diseases.
Rocket failure destroyed Earth-observation satellite
December 12, 2013, 1:16 p.m. by Stephen Clark, SPACE.com
The satellite would have captured images to monitor the Amazon, crop yields, land use and water resource management.
More than 30,000 miles of roads built in Amazon in 3 years
November 4, 2013, 2:22 p.m. by Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
Road networks were found to spread the most quickly in newly settled areas, as well as in areas experiencing renewed economic growth.
Forecast for Amazon rain forest: Dry and dying
October 21, 2013, 3:40 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Scientists have recorded longer dry seasons over the decades, which may stress trees and raise the risk of wildfires in this crucial ecosystem.
Only a few tree species dominate the Amazon rain forest
October 17, 2013, 3:51 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
About 227 species, or 1.4 percent of all the types of trees in the forest make up half of the nearly 400 billion total trees estimated to live there.
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