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.
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.