Tag: Amazon Rainforest

LOOK: Amazon Spiders And Centipedes Prey On Opossum, Snakes

Researchers of a new study released footage of spiders in the Amazon preying on forest vertebrates. They were preying on snakes, opossum, frogs, lizards, and tadpoles.

Animals February 28, 2019

Ancient Farmers Thrived In The Amazon Rainforest 4,500 Years Ago

The Amazon rainforest is not so untouched after all. Researchers found that ancient farming communities planted corn, sweet potatoes, and other crops in the rainforest 4,500 years ago.

Earth/Environment July 24, 2018

Footage Of Last Surviving Member Of Isolated Amazon Tribe Released

The Brazilian government released a video showing the last living survivor of an isolated tribe. The man was the only one who survived an attack by cattle ranchers intending to encroach on tribal lands in 1995.

Earth/Environment July 23, 2018

Researchers Say Most Tropical Species In Latin America Originated In The Amazon

A May 2018 study discovered that most of the tropical species currently found throughout Latin America came from the Amazon rainforest. The species had to evolve over time to adapt.

Animals May 15, 2018

Increasing Amount Of Carbon Dioxide In Atmosphere May Lead To Drier Amazon, Wetter Africa And Indonesia

Increasing amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere can alter the way plants absorb carbon dioxide and release water vapor. How can this process result in a drier Amazon rainforest and wetter woodlands in Indonesia and Africa?

Earth/Environment April 28, 2018

Ancient Settlements Discovered In Supposedly Uninhabited Parts Of The Amazon

Archaeologists have discovered ancient settlements in supposedly uninhabited parts of the Amazon rainforest, proving that it was heavily influenced by human activities. It is believed that the lost villages were once home to up to a million people.

Ancient March 28, 2018

The Amazon Rainforest Is At A Tipping Point, Research Finds

Deforestation, climate change, and the use of fire has brought the Amazon dangerously close to its tipping point. The Amazon rainforest's health is important to the overall health of the planet.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2018

Almost 400 New Species Found In Amazon Rainforest But Deforestation Threatens Discovery Of More

Latest WWF report shows the highest rate of species discovery yet in the Amazon rainforest. Though 381 new species were recently discovered, more are threatened due to deforestation and other large-scale projects in the rainforest.

Earth/Environment September 1, 2017

Building 428 New Hydroelectric Dams May Cause Major Damage In Brazilian Amazon

An extensive dam construction project in the Amazon river basin may threaten to damage the river’s biodiversity and disrupt regional climate, a team of scientists warned. The dam project includes building 428 new hydroelectric dams in the region.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Amazon's Tsimane People Who Eat Monkeys And Piranhas Have Healthiest Hearts In The World

CT scans revealed that members of the Amazon tribe Tsimane have far healthier hearts than people in other parts of the world including Japan, United States, and Europe.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017

Trees Cultivated By Early Human Settlers Shape Amazon Rainforest: Study

The Amazon rainforest has always been viewed as pristine and untouched by humans. But a new study has concluded that the forests may have been largely shaped by trees cultivated by early settlers thousands of years ago.

Earth/Environment March 6, 2017

More Than 450 Ancient Earthworks Resembling Stonehenge Built In Amazon Rainforest

Researchers discovered hundreds of mysterious earthworks that were once hidden by mature trees in the Amazon rainforest. The discovery challenges the idea of the Amazonian forests being pristine ecosystems.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2017

WATCH: Caterpillar Discovered In Peru Builds And Crawls In Strange Leafy 'Armor'

YouTube star and real-life biologist, Joe Hanson, discovered a unique caterpillar while filming his documentary show in the Peruvian Amazon. The crawling insect builds its own moving shelter out of leaves.

Animals January 31, 2017

It Takes 300 Years To Record All Tree Species In The Amazon

It takes more than 300 years for ecologists to identify and catalog all tree species in the Amazon, a new study revealed. But ecologists have compiled a first-of-its-kind index that will help future research.

Earth/Environment July 13, 2016

Amazon Rainforest More Flammable Because Of Human Disturbances

Despite efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest, new research suggests that its biodiversity remains threatened by human disturbances. In fact, the Amazon has become more flammable even in protected areas.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2016

Scientist Finds Legendary Amazon River That Boils Animals To Death

A legendary river in the Amazon is said to be so hot, it can boil animals to death. Experts said animals are cooked from the eyes to the flesh and bones, before finally succumbing to lost energy and death.

Animals February 20, 2016

Study Predicts Amazon Rainforest Could Transition To Savannah-Like State Due To Climate Change

That would mean a loss of 300 billion trees and an ample water supply in the area by post-2050.

December 29, 2015

Want To Print The Whole Internet? Prepare 136 Billion Sheets Of Paper

Two students from the UK estimated that less than one percent of the entire Amazon rainforest would have to be turned into paper if they were to print all the visible and non-explicit content of the Internet on them.

Internet Culture April 26, 2015

Wonder How Google Maps Will Give You Excellent Street View Of Amazon Jungle?

Google's Trekker camera has gone scuba diving, camel-riding, and strolling around the Great Pyramids of Egypt. This is what it did most recently.

Internet March 3, 2015

How The Saharan Desert Fertilizes The Amazon Rainforest

Although continents apart, the African desert and South American rainforests have a link vital to the lushness of the Amazon basin, study finds. Huge amounts of soil nutrients arrive in South America every year, a gift from Saharan dust blown across the Atlantic.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2015

Spooky Glow Worm Discovered in Amazon Rainforest: Deadly Creature Lures Prey to Death

A bioluminescent worm believed to be a larva of a species of click beetle uses its ability to glow in the dark to catch potential prey. The mysterious worm was found by Nature photographer Jeff Cremer in the Amazon Rainforest.

Earth/Environment November 23, 2014

1000-foot tall observatory tower being built in Amazon to monitor climate change

An observatory tower rising in the Amazon rainforest will gather data that scientists hope could unravel more information about greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, and climate change.

Earth/Environment September 17, 2014

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