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Evidence of species loss in the Amazon

Phys.org reports: “Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetles and orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon have found clear evidence that deforestation causes drastic loss of tropical forest biodiversity. Publishing this week in Ecology Letters, researchers highlighted how remaining areas … Continue reading

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China plans to build railway through the Amazon

The Guardian reports on a planned railway line that will run from one side of South America to the other, cutting through the Amazon in the process: Chinese premier Li Keqiang is to push controversial plans for a railway through … Continue reading

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Deforestation: Brazil is a success story for conservation

The Christian Science Monitor reports on Brazil’s successful forest conservation efforts and a change in the rate of global tropical deforestation: “Climate scientists link about 10 percent of annual global carbon increase to the effects of deforestation. But a new … Continue reading

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White House partners with Amazon and others on climate change resilience

This recent article by the Guardian discusses actions being taken by the US government in concert with several companies to prepare for the effects of climate change: Along with its warning this week that delaying action on climate change would … Continue reading

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