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Jungle Photos Amazon rainforest news links archive:
Amazon rainforest news reports:
• SOLVING THE AMAZON'S CLIMATE RIDDLE (DEC 21, 2000)
River basin played big role in ancient warming, scientists say. The Amazon River carves a 3,900-mile path through South America...
• ECOLOGY: EXPLAINING THE AMAZON'S BIODIVERSITY (NOV 28, 2000)
Nearly 150 years ago, the famed naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace noted that range boundaries for a number of animal species in the Amazonian rain forest seemed to coincide with the region's many rivers.
• ENTERPRISE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE ENVIRONMENT? (NOV 21, 2000)
• BRAZIL QUENCHES SOME AMAZON FIRES (NOV 16, 2000)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AP)When the Brazilian government announced a dramatic drop in the number of fires in the Amazon this year, environmentalists were hesitant to point out that it wasn't entirely true...
• AMAZON'S EXISTENCE THREATENED (NOV 13, 2000)
A new study indicates that some one-third of Brazil's Amazon rainforest are threatened by construction and repair of several major roads
• MAKING WAVES (OCT 2, 2000)
The current rate of deforestation in Amazonia could significantly alter climate in the western Northern Hemisphere by 2050. Rainfall might increase not only in the southeastern USA...
• ACTIVISTS BOARD SHIPMENT OF AMAZON CRIMINAL TIMBER TO PROTEST G8 LEADERS' LACK OF ACTION
AGAINST ILLEGAL LOGGING (JUL 24, 2000)
Savannah, Georgia, USA/AmsterdamToday, six Greenpeace activists from the Group of Eight Nations (G-8) and European Union (EU) boarded the Danish vessel CIC Light, shipping criminal timber from the Amazon rainforest
• GREENPEACE STOPS AMAZON TIMBER SHIPMENT (JUN 26, 2000)
HamburgGreenpeace stopped a shipment of Amazon timber coming into the port of Hamburg, Germany last night
• AMAZON RAINFOREST FIELD RESEARCH FACILITY OPENS (JUN 22, 2000)
A new field research facility in the Amazon rainforest sponsored by NASA and the Brazilian government opens. The facility is dedicated to ecological and global change studies. Color images of the field station research tower tower and a Landsat 7 view of the region, showing areas of deforestation, are available.
• NEW PLAN TO PROTECT AMAZON RAINFOREST (MAY 15, 2000)
A new initiative seeks to place 10% of the Amazon rainforest under strict preserved status.
• DRAFT LAW COULD REDUCE BRAZIL AMAZON RESERVE AREA (MAY 13, 2000)
During the process of drafting a new forestry code, Brazil appears to be backsliding from earlier commitments to strengthen forestry protection.
• NEW BRAZIL HIGHWAYS EXPECTED TO DESTROY FOREST (MAR 20, 2000)
New construction on 2,170 miles of roads is expected to eventually, based on historical patterns of deforestation, destroy 72,000 square miles of rain forest. SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - Government plans to repair and pave four highways could devastate a swath of Amazon rain forest more than twice the size of Portugal, a newspaper said Sunday.
• FRIENDSHIP SURVIVES AMAZON RAFT TRIP (FEB 20, 2000)
Three sweaty guys who spent five months conquering the world's largest river in a raft a bit larger than a queen-sized bed had a lot to think about while dodging crocodiles and guerillas in the mist.