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.
Watch: Sir David Attenborough deals with a band of cannibals the British way
June 13, 2013, 2:03 p.m. by Shea Gunther
How would you react to a large group of cannibals armed with spears and knives running down a hill toward you? See how Sir David Attenborough handled himself in just that situation.
How 'hidden' wildfires are destroying the Amazon
June 11, 2013, 9:54 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
Between 1999 and 2010, understory forest fires burned more than 33,000 square miles, an area larger than the state of South Carolina.
Deforestation plants the seed for rapid evolution in Brazil
May 30, 2013, 2:10 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The size of palm fruit seeds showcases the cause and effect chain of human actions on the environment.
Weird pirate ant comes with an 'eye patch'
May 21, 2013, 3:30 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
The purpose of the dark stripe over the eyes of this newly discovered insect remains a mystery to scientists.
Honduras rain forest may be home to ruins of lost city
May 15, 2013, 5:30 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Light detection and ranging reveals images that could be canals, roads, building foundations and terraced agricultural land.
5 amazing things spotted in the Peruvian Amazon
March 26, 2013, 2:04 p.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
Clever spiders and weird caterpillars lurk in the rain forest.
Bushmeat trade is transforming rain forest
March 19, 2013, 8:40 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
When hunters kill primates for their meat, the animals no longer disperse the seeds of some fruit- and nut-bearing trees, and wind-dispersed seedlings take root instead.
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