Among rainforest areas, the Amazon basin
is of particular interest in this context because it influences precipitation and carbon cycles at global and regional scales (Cox et al.
7 million tons of dust per year -- enough to fill 104,980 semi trucks -- fall to the surface over the Amazon basin
The Dubai Rainforest is planned to recreate the natural environment experienced in the heart of the deepest rainforests, which cover 6% of the earth's surface with plant species chosen in collaboration with experts in the flora of the Amazon Basin
As the umbrella organisation for indigenous organisations in the Amazon basin
, COICA developed this proposal.
In intense heat over five days, he has to cover a total of 230km across the brutal and unforgiving terrain of the Peruvian Amazon, with the course taking him from the cooler cloud forest down into the Amazon basin
and through the jungle itself in Manu National Park.
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin
to monitor climate change, reports BBC.
com aims to extend the reach of its trips around Ecuador's highlands and Amazon basin
, the Galapagos Islands, Chile and Easter Island, to members of the general public interested in journeying in style.
uk) is offering an eight-night itinerary taking in Quito, the Amazon Basin
and the Highlands for PS2,499.
The paper assesses forestry practices and policies in three target regions--the Congo Basin in Africa, the Amazon Basin
in South America, and Southeast Asia--and outlines obstacles to implementing multiple-use forest management in these areas.
The weakly electric black ghost knifefish of the Amazon basin
has inspired Northwestern University's Malcolm MacIver and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop agile fish robots that could lead to a vast improvement in underwater vehicles used to study fragile coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships.
Data on hantaviruses in Peru are sparse and confined to the Loreto Region in the northern Amazon Basin
(Figure 1), where a 1996 study of rodents showed a 20% prevalence of IgG to hantaviruses and the identification of a Rio Ma-more-like hantavirus from Oligoryzomys microtis rodents (2).
In March 2011, PDVSA and Bolivia's state-owned YPFB agreed for their JV, PetroAndina, to speed up E&P investments in the northern region of La Paz in the Amazon Basin
to tap conventional and non-conventional hydrocarbons as part of YPFB's $7.