Posts Tagged ‘ Amazon ’

Brazil’s Amazon deforestation has soared, satellite pictures suggest

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Preliminary data released Tuesday by Brazil’s space agency suggests Amazon deforestation spiked by more than a third during the past year, reversing a steady decline in destruction of the world’s largest rainforest. If substantiated by follow-up data typically compiled by the end of the year, the increase would confirm fears by scientists and environmental activists

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Atmospheric science: A towering experiment

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By

An ambitious project to track greenhouse gases from a perch high above the Amazon forest will provide crucial data — but only if scientists can get it built.